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: Vancouver, Canada
Fly + Drive:  17​h
1
Lake Maggiore, Italy
— 5 nights
2
Locarno, Switzerland
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Vancouver, Canada

5
nights
Lake Maggiore, Italy

Lake Maggiore ©
Get in touch with nature at Isola Madre and Guree Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Rocca Borromeo and Borromeo Palace. Explore Lake Maggiore's surroundings by going to Stresa (Epoque Antichita e Restauro & Alpyland Mottarone), Palazzo Borromeo (in Isola Bella) and Arona (Statue of San Carlone & Parco della Rocca Borromea).

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Lake Maggiore online route planner .

Vancouver, Canada to Lake Maggiore is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Vancouver to Lake Maggiore, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Vancouver in September: highs in Lake Maggiore hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Locarno.

Things to do in Lake Maggiore

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Verbania, Stresa, Arona, Lake Maggiore, Museo Gottard Park
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 8:
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Palazzo Borromeo ©
Palazzo Borromeo
Isola Bella ©
Isola Bella
Isola Madre ©
Isola Madre

6
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.
Visit Chiesa di San Michele and Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso for their historical value. Let the collections at Ghisla Art Collection and Pinacoteca Casa Rusca capture your imagination. Step out of Locarno with an excursion to Cardada in Orselina--about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the resident critters at Falconeria Locarno, head outdoors with Indepth Outthere Adventures, head off the coast to Brissago Islands, and make a trip to Piazza Grande.

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Traveling by car from Lake Maggiore to Locarno takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or ride a ferry. In September, daily temperatures in Locarno can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 14th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Locarno

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Orselina, Ascona, Brissago, OnArte
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 14:
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Falconeria Locarno ©
Falconeria Locarno
Chiesa di San Michele ©
Chiesa di San Michele

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