Spring has sprung, local COVID outbreak numbers are stabilizing, and due to generous vaccination policies in Utah, our family of four is vaccinated. So, it is time to travel again! Of course, just because we have our vaccinations and passports ready for stamping doesn’t mean the world wants our tourism, so we are planning our next European sojourn for June of 2021, and crossing our fingers, tossing salt over our shoulders, and gently tip toeing into travel territory once again.
While our trip will take us from London, to Paris, Venice to Milan it is our stop in Lake Como that needed the most research. On previous trips, we stayed in Wengen, Switzerland and Monterosso on the Cinque Terre and through those trips discovered a must-no tip: Do NOT stay in the town every guide book recommends. So, as we explored Lake Como I knew that Locarno, Lugano, Como, and Bellagio were no go’s for us. We want something more quaint and quiet, but still with enough adventure for two teens who like to get out on their own, and two cousins who are big on outdoor activity, water sports, and sleeping late (aka not next door to the church bells like we chose in Florence).
So, we started our research with articles about the most charming villages in Lake Como, starting with these favorites:
- Most Beautiful Villages in Lake Como
- Best Lake Como Villages with Kids
- Top Travel Tips for Lake Como with Kids
But, then we found this video, and our decision was made:
So, with our village of Morcote, Ticino, Lake Como selected, the travel itinerary has fallen into place almost perfectly. Here is our Perfect Itinerary for Three Days in Lake Como with teens. As we build out these plans, I will update the links, due to current lockdowns in France and Italy, many of these options are not yet open.
- Day One: Night Train from Paris to Milan
- Tour the Last Supper in Milan
- Train to Ticino
- Dinner in Lake Como
- Hotel in Ticino – Morcote
- Day Two: Explore the lakes, trails, and churches of Ticino
- Day Three: Morning exploring the Lakes of Lake Como, then on to Venice, past Lake Garda