45 days in Italy & Lugano Itinerary

45 days in Italy & Lugano Itinerary

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Turin, Italy
— 9 nights
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Vercelli, Italy
— 7 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 20 nights
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Lugano, Switzerland
— 8 nights
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Turin, Italy

— 9 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.
Appreciate the collections at Museo Egizio and Forte di Bard. Escape the urban bustle at Val Ferret and Colline di Torino. Change things up with these side-trips from Turin: Maison des Anciens Remedes (in Jovencan), Castello Sarriod de La Tour (in St. Pierre) and Castello Reale di Sarre (in Sarre). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Collegiata dei Santi Pietro e Orso, get engrossed in the history at Armeria Reale, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria del Monte dei Cappuccini, and explore the ancient world of Criptoportico Forense.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Turin trip itinerary maker site.

Antalya, Turkey to Turin is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Turkey Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Antalya in July: high temperatures in Turin hover around 30°C and lows are around 21°C. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Sun) before leaving for Vercelli.

Things to do in Turin

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Vercelli, Italy

— 7 nights
Vercelli , is a city and comune of 46.552 inhabitants in the Province of Vercelli, Piedmont, northern Italy. Discover out-of-the-way places like Castel Savoia and Castello di Issogne. Do some cultural sightseeing at Santuario di Oropa and Sacro Monte. Venture out of the city with trips to Chateau Vallaise (in Arnad), Pont-Saint-Martin (in Pont-Saint-Martin) and Chiesa di San Giovanni al Monte (in Quarona). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Andrea, contemplate the long history of Ricetto di Candelo, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie, and see the interesting displays at Museo Borgogna.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Vercelli trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Turin to Vercelli takes 1.5 hours. While traveling from Turin, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Vercelli, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Milan.

Things to do in Vercelli

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Milan, Italy

— 20 nights

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Get some cultural insight at Duomo di Milano and Monumental Cemetery. Let the collections at Palazzo Borromeo and Villa Necchi Campiglio capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Milan: Verona (Museo di Castelvecchio, Arena di Verona, &more), Eremo di S. Caterina del Sasso (in Leggiuno) and Museo Storico Alfa Romeo (in Arese). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Oasi di Sant'Alessio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria di Castello, step off the mainland to explore Isola Bella, and appreciate the history behind Arco della Pace.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Milan online itinerary planner.

Getting from Vercelli to Milan by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August in Milan, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Lugano.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Lugano, Switzerland

— 8 nights

Monte Carlo of Switzerland

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Castelli di Bellinzona and Centro storico Gandria. Do some cultural sightseeing at Santa Maria degli Angioli and Old Town Chur. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lugano: Chiesa di Santa Croce (in Vacallo), Valle Verzasca (in Lavertezzo) and Bellinzona (Castello di Montebello, Castelgrande, &more). There's still lots to do: get great views at Monte San Salvatore, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lugano, kick back and relax at Lido di Lugano, and stroll around Parco Ciani.

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Traveling by car from Milan to Lugano takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daytime highs in Lugano are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.