15 days in Lake Como Itinerary

15 days in Lake Como Itinerary

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Fly to Malpensa International Airport, Drive to Varenna
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Varenna
— 6 nights
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Como
— 8 nights
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Varenna

— 6 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. Step off the beaten path and head to Sentiero del Viandante and Chiesa di San Giorgio. Explore Varenna's surroundings by going to Bellagio (Basilica di San Giacomo, Azalea - Silk of Como, &more), Dervio (Castello di Corenno Plinio & Chiesa di S. Tommaso Becket) and Forte Montecchio Nord (in Colico). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Il Giardino Botanico - Hotel Villa Cipressi, shop like a local with Paul DEMARIA - The Open Lake & Landscape Studio d’Arte, whizz through the canopy at Jungle Raider Park, and visit Menaggio.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Varenna trip itinerary planning app.

London, UK to Varenna is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Varenna is 1 hour. In October, daily temperatures in Varenna can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Como.

Things to do in Varenna

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

Como

— 8 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Basilica di San Fedele and Basilica di Sant'Abbondio. Change things up with these side-trips from Como: Il Giardino della Valle (in Cernobbio), Menaggio (Lido di Menaggio, AC Boat, &more) and Il Sentiero delle Espressioni (in Schignano). Next up on the itinerary: go for a walk through Centro Storico, explore the activities along Il lungolago, look for gifts at Libreria Ubik, and take an in-depth tour of Civico Museo Archeologico Paolo Giovio.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Como trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Varenna to Como by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Como

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · 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."