24 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

24 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

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24 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

Start: Pittsburgh, United States
Fly + Drive:  21​h
1
Locarno, Switzerland
— 8 nights
2
Lake Maggiore, Italy
— 14 nights
Drive + Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Pittsburgh, United States

8
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.
When in Locarno, make a side trip to see Cardada in Orselina, approximately 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Falconeria Locarno, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Michele, admire the engineering at Verzasca Dam, and cool off at Lido Locarno.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Locarno itinerary maker site .

Pittsburgh, USA to Locarno is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time is 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in August, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Lake Maggiore.

Things to do in Locarno

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Ascona, Brissago, Orselina, Parco Botanico del Gambaragno, OnArte
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Falconeria Locarno ©
Falconeria Locarno
Verzasca Dam ©
Verzasca Dam
Lido Locarno ©
Lido Locarno

14
nights
Lake Maggiore, Italy

Lake Maggiore ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Stresa (Chiesa Santi Ambrogio e Theodolo, Park Pallavicino, & more), Palazzo Borromeo (in Isola Bella) and Cannobio (Collegiata San Vittore Martire & Orrido di sant'anna).

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Lake Maggiore route planner .

Getting from Locarno to Lake Maggiore by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or ride a ferry. In September in Lake Maggiore, expect temperatures between 76°F during the day and 57°F at night. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Lake Maggiore

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

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

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