16 days in Lake Como Itinerary

16 days in Lake Como Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lake Como route planner

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Como
— 10 nights
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Varenna
— 5 nights
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Como

— 10 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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Como: Golfo di Venere (in Lenno), Villa del Balbianello (in Tremezzina) and Lido di Argegno (in Argegno). And it doesn't end there: see the sights as you ascend with Lake Como Adventures, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Sant'Abbondio, look for gifts at Teatro del Gusto Como, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di San Fedele.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Como journey planner.

Vilnius, Lithuania to Como is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Vilnius to Como. Traveling from Vilnius in May, Como is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Varenna.

Things to do in Como

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Varenna

— 5 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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Varenna: Santuario Della Madonna delle Grazie di San Martino (in Griante), Tremezzina (Chiesa di San Lorenzo a Tremezzo, Villa Carlotta, &more) and Bellagio (Basilica di San Giacomo, Chiesa San Giorgio, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Villa Monastero, take in the pleasant sights at Green Way dei Patriarchi, learn about all things military at Forte Montecchio Nord, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Giorgio.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Varenna attractions planner.

Drive from Como to Varenna in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Varenna are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Varenna

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

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."