13 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

13 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

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13 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

Start: Boracay, Philippines
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  28​h
1
Lake Maggiore, Italy
— 6 nights
2
Locarno, Switzerland
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  30​h
End: Boracay, Philippines

6
nights
Lake Maggiore, Italy

Lake Maggiore ©
Popular historic sites such as Palazzo Borromeo and Rocca Borromeo are in your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Isola Madre and Guree Beach. Explore Lake Maggiore's surroundings by going to Stresa (Alpyland Mottarone, Epoque Antichita e Restauro, & more), Chiesa Vecchia dedicata a Santa Maria (in Belgirate) and Arona (Parco della Rocca Borromea, Statue of San Carlone, & more).

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Lake Maggiore travel itinerary planner.

Boracay, Philippines to Lake Maggiore is an approximately 28-hour combination of car and flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Boracay to Lake Maggiore due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Boracay in September: highs in Lake Maggiore hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Locarno.

Things to do in Lake Maggiore

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Stresa, Arona, Verbania, Lake Maggiore, Ghiffa
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Rocca Borromeo ©
Rocca Borromeo
Palazzo Borromeo ©
Palazzo Borromeo
Isola Bella ©
Isola Bella

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.
Shop till you drop at La Casa Del Te and OnArte. Do some cultural sightseeing at Chiesa di San Michele and Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso. Go for a jaunt from Locarno to Orselina to see Cardada about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the resident critters at Falconeria Locarno, admire the engineering at Verzasca Dam, tee off at Sake Golf, and head off the coast to Isole di Brissago.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Locarno travel website .

You can drive from Lake Maggiore to Locarno in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or ride a ferry. September in Locarno sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Locarno

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Orselina, Isole di Brissago, Lungolago Di Ascona, OnArte, Sake Golf
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 15:
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Cardada ©
Cardada
Chiesa di San Michele ©
Chiesa di San Michele

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