12 days in Italy, Sion & Chamonix Itinerary

12 days in Italy, Sion & Chamonix Itinerary

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Fly to Malpensa International Airport, Drive to Arona
Arona, Italy
— 1 night
Sion, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Chamonix, France
— 1 night
Courmayeur, Italy
— 1 night
Aosta, Italy
— 1 night
Turin, Italy
— 5 nights


Arona, Italy — 1 night

Arona is a town and comune on Lake Maggiore, in the province of Novara (northern Italy). Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): make a trip to Parco della Rocca Borromea, then learn about winemaking at Cantina Fontechiara, and then take in the pleasant sights at Lungolago Arona.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Arona road trip planner.

Curitiba, Brazil to Arona is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Curitiba to Arona due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Curitiba in March: highs in Arona hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sion.
Wineries · Historic Sites
Side Trip

Sion, Switzerland — 2 nights

Sion is the capital of the Swiss canton of Valais and of the district of Sion. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Fondation Opale, hit the slopes at Bruson Ski Area, then look for gifts at Ski Service, and finally get reinvigorated at Inspire Yoga Massage Fitness. Keep things going the next day: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then hit the slopes at Premier Alpine Centre, and then tour along fresh powder with Neige Aventure - OnTheMountain.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Sion travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Arona to Sion takes 3 hours. In March in Sion, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Chamonix.
Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Fun & Games
Side Trips

Chamonix, France — 1 night

Situated near the massive peaks of the Aiguilles Rouges and, most notably, the Aiguille du Midi, Chamonix is one of the oldest ski resorts in France and known as the Alpine Capital of the World.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Vallee Blanche, then explore and take pictures at Aiguille du Midi, and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Chamonix trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Sion to Chamonix takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Courmayeur.
Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Winter Sports

Courmayeur, Italy — 1 night

Courmayeur is a town and comune in northern Italy, in the autonomous region of Aosta Valley. On the 12th (Sun), indulge in some personalized pampering at QC Terme Pre Saint Didier and then catch a ride on Skyway Monte Bianco.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Courmayeur trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Chamonix to Courmayeur takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Aosta.
Transportation · Spas
Side Trip

Aosta, Italy — 1 night

In the Aosta Valley bordering Switzerland and France, the medieval city of Aosta is famous for its prime skiing conditions and rich cultural history.
On the 13th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Collegiata dei Santi Pietro e Orso and then explore the ancient world of Teatro Romano.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Aosta trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Courmayeur to Aosta in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Turin.
Historic Sites

Turin, Italy — 5 nights

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.
Explore Turin's surroundings by going to Milan (Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, Duomo di Milano, &more). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Museo Egizio, don't miss a visit to Piazza Castello, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Torino e Cappella della Sacra Sindone.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Turin online trip maker.

You can drive from Aosta to Turin in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Turin are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.
Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Fun & Games
Side Trip

Italy travel guide

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.