8 days in Lake Como Itinerary

8 days in Lake Como Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lake Como travel planner

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Como
— 3 nights
Drive
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Varenna
— 4 nights
Drive to Malpensa International Airport, Fly to Tel Aviv

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Como

— 3 nights

City of Silk

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Como: Greenway del Lago di Como (in Colonno), Villa del Balbianello (in Tremezzina) and Villa Leoni (in Ossuccio). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Como (Duomo), make a trip to Faro voltiano, pause for some photo ops at Life Electric, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Fedele.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Como online tour itinerary maker.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Como is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tel Aviv to Como due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Como when traveling from Tel Aviv in August, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Varenna.

Things to do in Como

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

Varenna

— 4 nights
Varenna is a comune (municipality) on Lake Como in the Province of Lecco in the Italian region Lombardy, located about 60km north of Milan and about 20km northwest of Lecco.Varenna was founded by local fishermen in 769, and was later allied of the commune of Milan. Get out of town with these interesting Varenna side-trips: Colico (Abbazia Cluniacense di Santa Maria di Piona & Forte Montecchio Nord), Tremezzina (Villa Carlotta & Chiesa di San Lorenzo a Tremezzo) and Bellagio (Borgo di Pescallo, I Giardini di Villa Melzi, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Villa Monastero, admire the natural beauty at Il Giardino Botanico - Hotel Villa Cipressi, take in the architecture and atmosphere at S. Giovanni Battista, and take in the exciting artwork at Paul DEMARIA - The Open Lake & Landscape Studio d’Arte.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Varenna tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Como to Varenna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a train. August in Varenna sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Varenna

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Lake Como travel guide

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Gardens · Architectural Buildings · Churches
A favorite vacation spot for more than a century, Lake Como was once an exclusive retreat for local aristocrats and wealthy people. It is not only one of Europe's most beautiful lakes, but also one of the deepest at more than 400 m (1,300 ft). Surrounded by elegant villas, the lake has become a popular holiday destination for tourists because of its range of attractions, from landscapes, wildlife, and spas, to activities like sailing, windsurfing, and kite-surfing. The area has been an inspiration for artists since Roman times. English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote, "This lake exceeds anything I ever beheld in beauty…It is long and narrow and has the appearance of a mighty river winding among the mountains and the forests."