Italian Lakes Road Trip Itinerary
If you are looking for one of the most alluring road trips in Alps, Italian Lakes Road Trip will surely cater to your needs.
Our tour is an answer to the needs of family.
Milan, Stresa, and Locarno are places that you will be passing while behind the wheel.
The route described in this article takes 4 days to complete, but travellers can surely complete it in 3.
If you are tempted with the picturesqueness of what Alps offers, you can always extend your road trip.
The whole route takes 332km to travel, and you will spend around 1.2 hours a day spent on the road.
Let’s hit the road if you are ready for the journey!
During Italian Lakes Road Trip, holidayers will spend a lot of time outside the urban areas where they will have the opportunity to admire splendid nature.
The whole experience during the adventure will be stress-free, and you will visit a wide selection interesting attractions.
It gives you a lot of options to learn more on the culture of Alps.
Italian Lakes Road Trip is also filled with opportunities allowing tourists to see exciting historical gems.
Considering security, constant awareness of what is happening on the road will ensure the safety of you and your passengers.
Travelling on the right and a moderate number of accidents are characteristic features of the road environment in Alps.
The period of time recommended to take our trip is between April and June.
Distance 332 km
Driving time 8.3 h
Your journey starts at the Milan Malpensa Airport. It is precisely the place where you can collect your rental vehicle.
- Lake Orta
- Orta San Giulio
Distance 46 km
Driving time 0.8 h
Orta San Giulio
Distance 23 km
Driving time 0.7 h
Distance 55 km
Driving time 1.4 h
- Unione dei comuni Ovest Lago Var
Distance 85 km
Driving time 2.0 h
Distance 29 km
Driving time 1.1 h
- spartiacque lago di Como/fiume S
Distance 29 km
Driving time 0.9 h
Distance 64 km
Driving time 1.5 h
Italian Lakes Road Trip Summary
It would be great if our adventure idea sparked your creativity and imagination.
Our itinerary can be used as a template that you can recreate in its entirety or only partially and that can be enriched with diverse tourist attractions.
If you are planning on travelling by car in Alps, there are a number of important road rules to follow and a number of elements to remember to make your adventure smooth and safe.
These tips will surely become useful for travellers who are interested in renting a car or renting a camper in Alps.
It is essential to be mindful of the local road rules when driving around Alps.
Alcohol is best to be avoided at all if Alps is your travel destination.
Tourists ought to remember that the allowed level of alcohol in blood is rather low and amounts to only 0.5‰.
The speed limit that cannot be exceeded when travelling around the urban build-up areas is 50km/h.
When travelling outside the cities, you should stick to the maximum allowed speed of 90km/h.
On highways, avoid driving faster than the speed limit of 130km/h.
Driving with your headlights on at daytime and equipping your vehicle with a first aid kit and fire extinguisher heavily increase the safety.
The majority of travellers are also interested in the travel expenses of the whole road trip.
Depending on the budget option that you go for, the total expenses during the whole adventure may vary.
A wide range of budget configurations is showed below.
We estimate that the cheapest option when it comes to fuel to cover the planned 332km across Alps may cost roughly 38 EUR.
Economy accommodation options may cost you around 220 EUR.
Tourists who take advantage of this option will spend about 144 EUR on restaurants and food.
Travellers will have to pay about 150 EUR if they choose the budget car rental offer as well.
Thus, the estimated travel expenses amount to approximately 402 EUR without vehicle rental and 552 EUR with car rental.
When it comes to the standard offer, you should be prepared to pay the maximum of 50 EUR on the fuel needed to cover the itinerary.
If you are into standard accommodation options, you should remember that the expenses can amount up to more or less 352 EUR.
Holidayers may expect that the standard option in terms of restaurants and food will cost around 192 EUR.
Travellers who want to cover the tour in a standard rental vehicle should expect a cost of roughly 270 EUR.
Summing up the standard offer, the estimated cost of the road trip will total roughly 864 EUR for holidayers who would like to try vehicle hire and 594 EUR for those who are not interested in renting.
The available premium option has been prepared with the most demanding holidayers in mind.
When it comes to this offer, the estimated cost of the road trip will total more or less 1,283 EUR for holidayers who are considering car hire and 594 EUR for those who do not need a hire car.
Travellers who want to cover the itinerary in a premium rental car should expect a cost of roughly 360 EUR.
In the premium version of the adventure, the cost of the gasoline needed to cover all stages around Alps is around 63 EUR.
Tourists who are interested in top services in all aspects of their itinerary should expect to pay about 288 EUR for restaurants and food and around 572 EUR for accommodation.
Our trip is also a marvellous opportunity for all camper enthusiasts.
When it comes to this travel means, you will pay up to approximately 900 EUR.
If you are wondering about the money that has to be spent on gasoline during the whole tour, it will amount to around 75 EUR.
Holidayers who choose camper hire should expect to pay about 110 EUR for overnight stays and approximately 144 EUR for expenses connected with food.
The section Road Trip Costs shows all the above details in a straightforward manner.
The showed part of Alps is best to be visited between April and June.
If you like Italian Lakes Road Trip, check out other beautiful road trips and scenic drives that we offer on our website.
The great variety of travel opportunities will surely cater to the needs of the most demanding drivers.