17 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) & Sorrento Coast Itinerary

17 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) & Sorrento Coast Itinerary

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17 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) & Sorrento Coast Itinerary

Start: Kansas City, United States
Fly + Drive:  18​h 15​min
1
Locarno, Switzerland
— 2 nights
2
Lake Maggiore, Italy
— 4 nights
+3
train + Fly + train + subway:  7​h 45​min
3
Sorrento, Italy
— 8 nights
+2
subway + train + Fly:  18​h
End: Kansas City, United States

2
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Chiesa di San Michele and Ghisla Art Collection. Popular historic sites such as Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso and Collegiata di San Vittore are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: stop by La Casa Del Te, see the interesting displays at Pinacoteca Casa Rusca, take in the exciting artwork at OnArte, and take in the waterfront at Porto Regionale di Locarno SA.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Locarno trip builder app .

Kansas City, USA to Locarno is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Time (CET) is 7 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Kansas City in September: high temperatures in Locarno hover around 73°F and lows are around 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Lake Maggiore.

Things to do in Locarno

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso, Piazza G. Motta, OnArte
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OnArte ©
OnArte
Chiesa di San Michele ©
Chiesa di San Michele

4
nights
Lake Maggiore, Italy

Lake Maggiore ©
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Palazzo Borromeo and Museo Internazionale Design Ceramico. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Rocca Borromeo and Santuario Madonna della Punta. Change things up with these side-trips from Lake Maggiore: Stresa (Chiesa del SS. Crocifisso & Villa Ducale), House of The Resistance (in Verbania) and Arona (Chiesa di San Carlo & Chiesa dei S.S. Martiri).

For where to stay and other tourist information, refer to the Lake Maggiore attractions tool .

Drive from Locarno to Lake Maggiore in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or ride a ferry. In September, daytime highs in Lake Maggiore are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sorrento.

Things to do in Lake Maggiore

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Verbania, Stresa, Arona, Chiesa Vecchia dedicata a Santa Maria
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Palazzo Borromeo ©
Palazzo Borromeo
Rocca Borromeo ©
Rocca Borromeo
Chiesa Vecchia dedicata a Santa Maria ©

8
nights
Sorrento, Italy

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
You'll explore and learn at Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma and Gallery Raffaele Celentano. Do your shopping at Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela and SyArt. Get out of town with these interesting Sorrento side-trips: Ravello (Duomo di Ravello & Cappella Sant'Angelo all'Ospedale) and Amalfi (Centro Storico, Duomo di Sant'Andrea, & more). Spend the 13th (Fri) on the water with a fishing tour. On the 11th (Wed), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. The adventure continues: indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Francis Church and Convent, learn about winemaking at Vinicola De Angelis, and make a trip to Piazza Tasso.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Sorrento driving holiday planner .

You can do a combination of train, flight, and subway from Lake Maggiore to Sorrento in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and subway; or drive. Traveling from Lake Maggiore in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 68°F in Sorrento. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sorrento

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ravello, Amalfi
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Food Tours
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello

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