12 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

12 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

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12 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

Start: Dusseldorf, Germany
Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
1
Lake Maggiore, Italy
— 7 nights
2
Locarno, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h
End: Dusseldorf, Germany

7
nights
Lake Maggiore, Italy

Lake Maggiore ©
Explore Lake Maggiore's surroundings by going to Palazzo Borromeo (in Isola Bella), Stresa (Park Pallavicino, Epoque Antichita e Restauro, & more) and Arona (Parco della Rocca Borromea, Statue of San Carlone, & more).

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Lake Maggiore day trip planning app .

Dusseldorf, Germany to Lake Maggiore is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Dusseldorf in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Lake Maggiore: highs are around 34°C and lows about 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Locarno.

Things to do in Lake Maggiore

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Stresa, Baveno, Arona, Verbania, Lake Maggiore
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Isola Bella ©
Isola Bella
Isola Madre ©
Isola Madre
Rocca Borromeo ©
Rocca Borromeo

4
nights
Locarno, Switzerland

Locarno ©
Locarno's Mediterranean climate, palm trees, and 2,300 hours of sunlight per year make this city the warmest in Switzerland.
Go for a jaunt from Locarno to Orselina to see Cardada about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Falconeria Locarno, admire the engineering at Verzasca Dam, don't miss a visit to Piazza Grande, and step off the mainland to explore Isole di Brissago.

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Drive from Lake Maggiore to Locarno in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or ride a ferry. July in Locarno sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Locarno

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Orselina, Ascona, Isole di Brissago
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Falconeria Locarno ©
Falconeria Locarno
Verzasca Dam ©
Verzasca Dam
Lido Locarno ©
Lido Locarno

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