15 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

15 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

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15 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

Start: Newark, United States
Fly + Drive:  15​h 15​min
1
Locarno, Switzerland
— 3 nights
2
Lake Maggiore, Italy
— 10 nights
Drive + Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Newark, United States

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chiesa di San Michele and Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso. Step out of the city life by going to Cimetta and Isole di Brissago. Change things up with a short trip to Cardada in Orselina (about 36 minutes away). There's much more to do: get to know the resident critters at Falconeria Locarno, see human ingenuity at work at Verzasca Dam, play a few rounds at Sake Golf, and don't miss a visit to Piazza Grande.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Locarno trip itinerary builder app .

Newark, USA to Locarno is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time is 6 hours. Traveling from Newark in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Locarno, with lows of 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Lake Maggiore.

Things to do in Locarno

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Orselina, Sake Golf, OnArte, Isole di Brissago, Lungolago Di Ascona
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Cardada ©
Cardada
Chiesa di San Michele ©
Chiesa di San Michele

10
nights
Lake Maggiore, Italy

Lake Maggiore ©
Escape the urban bustle at Isola Madre and Pista Ciclo-Pedonale Cittiglio - Laveno Mombello. Get some historical perspective at Rocca Borromeo and Isola Bella. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lake Maggiore: Stresa (Alpyland Mottarone, Epoque Antichita e Restauro, & more), Palazzo Borromeo (in Isola Bella) and Arona (Statue of San Carlone, Chiesa di San Carlo, & more).

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Lake Maggiore trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Locarno to Lake Maggiore takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or ride a ferry. In July, daytime highs in Lake Maggiore are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. On the 14th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lake Maggiore

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Verbania, Arona, Stresa, Lake Maggiore, Chiesa Vecchia dedicata a Santa Maria
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Palazzo Borromeo ©
Palazzo Borromeo
Isola Bella ©
Isola Bella
Rocca Borromeo ©
Rocca Borromeo

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