20 days in Piedmont, Valle d'Aosta & Annecy Itinerary

20 days in Piedmont, Valle d'Aosta & Annecy Itinerary

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Stresa, Italy
— 2 nights
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Alba, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Turin, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive
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Breuil-Cervinia, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Courmayeur, Italy
— 4 nights
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Annecy, France
— 5 nights
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Stresa, Italy

— 2 nights
Stresa is a town and comune of about 5,000 residents on the shores of Lake Maggiore in the province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola in the Piedmont region of northern Italy, about 90km northwest of Milan. Explore Stresa's surroundings by going to Parco Naturale Alpe Veglia Alpe Devero (in Baceno), Lake Orta (in Orta San Giulio) and Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie (in Varallo). The adventure continues: explore the galleries of Palazzo Borromeo, grab your bike and head to I Sentieri dei Lupi del Cornaggia - MTB, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa Parrochiale dei Santi Gervaso e Protaso.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Stresa sightseeing planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Stresa is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in August, with highs in Stresa at 33°C and lows at 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Alba.

Things to do in Stresa

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Alba, Italy

— 2 nights
Alba is a town and comune of Piedmont, Italy, in the province of Cuneo. On the 18th (Wed), learn about winemaking at Montaribaldi, then get outside with Truffle Tour, then learn about winemaking at Cantina Francesco Borgogno, and finally relax and rejuvenate at L'Alba del Benessere. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Confraternita della SS. Trinita, look for all kinds of wild species at Riserva naturale speciale della Val Sarmassa, and then awaken your taste buds at Travel Langhe Wine Tours.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Alba online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Stresa to Alba takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Turin.

Things to do in Alba

Wildlife · Wineries · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Turin, Italy

— 4 nights

City of Magic

A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Explore Turin's surroundings by going to Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso (in Aosta), Colle del Nivolet (in Ceresole Reale) and Castello di Fenis (in Fenis). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Museo Egizio, admire the striking features of Palazzo Reale, see the interesting displays at Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile, and walk around Parco Naturale del Monte San Giorgio.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Turin trip planning website.

You can drive from Alba to Turin in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Alba in August, you will find days in Turin are slightly colder (28°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Breuil-Cervinia.

Things to do in Turin

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Breuil-Cervinia, Italy

— 2 nights
Breuil-Cervinia is an alpine resort in the Aosta Valley region of northwest Italy. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Blu, then trek along Lago Blu, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ru Courtod. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Barmasc - Monte Zerbion, stroll around Champlong - Picnic Area, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vallone di Saint-Barthelemy, and finally explore the historical opulence of Chateau Vallaise.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Breuil-Cervinia online trip maker.

You can drive from Turin to Breuil-Cervinia in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Courmayeur.

Things to do in Breuil-Cervinia

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Courmayeur, Italy

— 4 nights
Courmayeur is a town and comune in northern Italy, in the autonomous region of Aosta Valley. Get out of town with these interesting Courmayeur side-trips: Lago di San Grato (in Valgrisenche), La Thuile (Cascate del Rutor, Colle del Piccolo San Bernardo, &more) and The Roman Aqueduct-Bridge of Pont d'Ael (in Aymavilles). There's much more to do: appreciate the views at Val Ferret, hike along La Casermetta, explore the activities along Lago di Liconi, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

Start your trip to Courmayeur by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Breuil-Cervinia to Courmayeur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Annecy.

Things to do in Courmayeur

Parks · Nature · Spas · Outdoors

Side Trips

Annecy, France

— 5 nights

Venice of the Alps

The canals is in Annecy helped earn the medieval town the nickname the Venice of the Alps.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Annecy: River Rafting & Tubing (in Bourg Saint Maurice), snow panthers motoneige (in Macot-la-Plagne) and Reve d'Eau (in Bellentre). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lake Annecy, take in breathtaking views at Les Gorges du Fier, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Semnoz, and trek along Randonnee La Montagne du Taillefer.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Annecy visit planner.

Traveling by car from Courmayeur to Annecy takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or take a bus. August in Annecy sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Annecy

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Piedmont travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Art Museums · Landmarks
Bordered by the Alps on three sides and often overlooked by casual tourists, the Piedmont region is famous for its wines, including Moscato D'Asti, Barolo, and Barbera, to name just a few. Piedmont's cuisine is renowned throughout Italy. Its exotic white truffles--a precious ingredient used in first-class restaurants around the world--are often compared to gold because of their staggering cost. An ideal holiday destination for foodies, the region is also known for its thriving industries of fresh produce, nuts, and chocolates. There are many places to visit in Piedmont, including several medieval castles, trendy spa resorts, and cities with both historical attractions and modern industries.

Valle d'Aosta travel guide

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Spas · Castles · Ski Areas
Though Valle d'Aosta is Italy's smallest region, it contains the highest peaks of the Alps, including the "roof of the old continent," Mont Blanc. This area is an outdoor adventure lover's dream vacation, with myriad climbing and hiking opportunities above the valley floor. Valle d'Aosta is known around the world for its major climbing routes, many of which have made mountaineering history. In the winter, the valley is at the heart of the Italian skiing experience with several top-notch ski resorts. Many visitors include attractions such as Roman monuments, medieval castles, and Romanesque churches on their itinerary. Since ancient times, Valle d'Aosta has been an important crossroads of the Western Alps. Today, it's linked with France and Switzerland through the Mont Blanc Tunnel and the Little and Big Saint Bernard passes.