8 days in Lake Como Itinerary

8 days in Lake Como Itinerary

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Varenna
— 3 nights
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Como
— 4 nights

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Varenna

Varenna ©
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: Bellagio (Kayaking & Canoeing, La Punta Spartivento, &more), Colico (Abbazia Cluniacense di Santa Maria di Piona & Forte Montecchio Nord) and Tremezzina (Chiesa di San Lorenzo a Tremezzo & Villa Carlotta). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Villa Monastero, take in the pleasant sights at Green Way dei Patriarchi, take in nature's colorful creations at Il Giardino Botanico - Hotel Villa Cipressi, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giorgio.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to 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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Varenna. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from London in August; daily highs in Varenna reach 33°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Como.

Things to do in Varenna

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Bellagio, Colico, Tremezzina, Castello di Vezio, Orrido di Bellano
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Villa Carlotta ©
Villa Carlotta
Villa Monastero ©
Villa Monastero
I Giardini di Villa Melzi ©
I Giardini di Villa Melzi

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Como

Como ©
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Como: Lenno (Lido di Lenno & La Cantina), Villa del Balbianello (in Tremezzina) and AC Boat (in Menaggio). There's still lots to do: take a memorable tour with Lake Como Adventures, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di Sant'Abbondio, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Como (Duomo), and admire the landmark architecture of Tempio Voltiano.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Como road trip planning site.

Drive from Varenna to Como in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a train. In August in Como, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Como

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lenno, Cernobbio, Faro voltiano, Villa del Balbianello, AC Boat
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Lake Como Adventures ©
Lake Como Adventures
Cathedral of Como (Duomo) ©
Cathedral of Como (Duomo)
Villa del Balbianello ©
Villa del Balbianello

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