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

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 MAO - Museo d'Arte Orientale. Escape the urban bustle at Val Ferret and Colline di Torino. Change things up with these side-trips from Turin: Castello Reale di Sarre (in Sarre), Castello Sarriod de La Tour (in St. Pierre) and Maison des Anciens Remedes (in Jovencan). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria del Monte dei Cappuccini, explore the ancient world of Teatro Romano, examine the collection at Juventus Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario della Consolata.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Turin online road trip planner.

Antalya, Turkey to Turin is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time (TRT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 2 hours. In July, Turin is little chillier than Antalya - with highs of 30°C and lows of 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

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Vercelli, Italy

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 Basilica di Sant'Andrea. Do some cultural sightseeing at Santuario di Oropa and Sacro Monte. Venture out of the city with trips to Pont-Saint-Martin (in Pont-Saint-Martin), Castello di Issogne (in Issogne) and Chateau Vallaise (in Arnad). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Ricetto di Candelo, contemplate the long history of Varallo, kick back and relax at Natural Baay - Lido di Gozzano, 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 · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Milan, Italy

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 Museo di Castelvecchio. Let the collections at Palazzo Borromeo and Villa Necchi Campiglio capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Milan: Verona (Arena di Verona, Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, &more), Eremo di S. Caterina del Sasso (in Leggiuno) and Isola Madre (in Lake Maggiore). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Grande Museo del Duomo di Milano, steep yourself in history at Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, appreciate the history behind Arco della Pace, and examine the collection at La Triennale di Milano.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Milan trip maker app.

Drive from Vercelli to Milan in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. 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

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Lugano, Switzerland

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 Santa Maria degli Angioli. Do some cultural sightseeing at Castelgrande and Monte San Giorgio. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lugano: Valle Verzasca (in Lavertezzo), Bellinzona (Castello di Montebello & Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie) and Chiesa di Santa Croce (in Vacallo). The adventure continues: get great views at Monte San Salvatore, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Bre, enjoy the sand and surf at Lido San Domenico, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lugano.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Lugano online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Milan to Lugano takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. September in Lugano sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow time for 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.