3 days in Como, Stresa & Gardone Riviera Itinerary

3 days in Como, Stresa & Gardone Riviera Itinerary

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3 days in Como, Stresa & Gardone Riviera Itinerary

Start: Como
1
Como
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Stresa
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Gardone Riviera
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
End: Como

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Como

Como ©
Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Villa Olmo, stroll through Ciclovia dei Laghi, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Como (Duomo), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Fedele, and finally look for gifts at Mr. Savethewall.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Como trip planner.

If you are flying in from Argentina, the closest major aiports are Malpensa International Airport, Milano Linate Airport and Il Caravaggio International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in abril, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Stresa.

Things to do in Como

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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Cathedral of Como (Duomo) ©
Cathedral of Como (Duomo)
Villa Olmo ©
Villa Olmo
Basilica di San Fedele ©
Basilica di San Fedele

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Stresa

Stresa ©
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. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): head off the coast to Isola Bella, admire the striking features of Palazzo Borromeo, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Vittore, then admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto, and finally stop by Profumo di Stresa.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Stresa travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Como to Stresa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and ferry. In abril, daytime highs in Stresa are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can drive to Gardone Riviera.

Things to do in Stresa

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Isola Bella, Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto
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Palazzo Borromeo ©
Palazzo Borromeo
Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto ©
Isola Bella ©
Isola Bella

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Gardone Riviera

Gardone Riviera ©
Gardone Riviera is a town and comune in the province of Brescia, in Lombardy. On the 2nd (Sat), appreciate the history behind Tomba di Gabriele d'Annunzio, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lago di Garda, then take in the pleasant sights at Lungolago Di Salo, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Heller Garden.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Gardone Riviera trip builder.

Traveling by car from Stresa to Gardone Riviera takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Stresa in mayo, expect a bit warmer with lows of 15°C in Gardone Riviera. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Gardone Riviera

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Salo
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Heller Garden ©
Heller Garden
Tomba di Gabriele d'Annunzio ©
Tomba di Gabriele d'Annunzio
Lungolago Di Salo ©
Lungolago Di Salo

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