7 days in Italy & Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

7 days in Italy & Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

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7 days in Italy & Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

Start: Smlednik
Drive:  6​h 15​min
1
Verbania
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Como
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Bellagio
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Sirmione
— 1 night
+2
ferry + foot + bus:  1​h 45​min
5
Malcesine
— 1 night
bus:  30​min
6
Riva Del Garda
— Few hours
Drive:  7​h
End: Smlednik

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Verbania

Verbania ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lago Maggiore as well as Isole Borromee. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): head off the coast to Isole Borromee and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Di San Vittore.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Verbania road trip planning tool .

Smlednik, Slovenia to Verbania is an approximately 8-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Verbania when traveling from Smlednik in August, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Como.

Things to do in Verbania

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lake Maggiore
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Lago Maggiore ©
Lago Maggiore
Isole Borromee ©
Isole Borromee
Basilica Di San Vittore ©
Basilica Di San Vittore

1
night
Como

Como ©
Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Como-Brunate funicular. On the 13th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesetta della Madonna delle Grazie.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Como online holiday maker .

You can drive from Verbania to Como in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to ride a ferry to Bellagio.

Things to do in Como

Transportation Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chiesetta della Madonna delle Grazie, Faro voltiano
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Como-Brunate funicular ©
Como-Brunate funicular
Cathedral of Como (Duomo) ©
Cathedral of Como (Duomo)
Villa Olmo ©
Villa Olmo

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night
Bellagio

Bellagio ©
Known as the pearl of Lake Como for its luxury accommodations, high-end shops, and fine dining options, Bellagio serves as the lake's premiere resort town.
On the 15th (Thu), walk around La Punta Spartivento, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Giacomo, and then take in nature's colorful creations at i Giardini di Villa Melzi.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Bellagio trip builder site .

Ride a ferry from Como to Bellagio in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. August in Bellagio sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Sirmione.

Things to do in Bellagio

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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i Giardini di Villa Melzi ©
i Giardini di Villa Melzi
La Punta Spartivento ©
La Punta Spartivento

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Sirmione

Sirmione ©
Sirmione is a comune in the province of Brescia, in Lombardy (northern Italy). Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Mura di Lazise.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Sirmione trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Bellagio to Sirmione by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Sirmione can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Malcesine.

Things to do in Sirmione

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Lazise, Gardaland SEA LIFE Aquarium
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Grotte di Catullo ©
Grotte di Catullo
Gardaland SEA LIFE Aquarium ©
Gardaland SEA LIFE Aquarium
Mura di Lazise ©
Mura di Lazise

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Malcesine

Malcesine ©
Malcesine is a comune (municipality) on the eastern shore of Lake Garda in the Province of Verona in the Italian region Veneto, located about 120km northwest of Venice and about 40km northwest of Verona.Geography and divisionsThe comune of Malcesine consists of Navene, Campagnola, Malcesine proper, Val di Sogno and Cassone. You've now added Piazza dei Signori to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza dei Signori.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Malcesine trip planner .

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Sirmione to Malcesine takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 21°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Riva Del Garda.

Things to do in Malcesine

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Piazza dei Signori
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Piazza dei Signori ©
Piazza dei Signori

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Riva Del Garda

Riva Del Garda ©
Riva del Garda is a town and comune in the northern Italian province of Trento of the Trentino Alto Adige region. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): don't miss a visit to The Bastion, explore the landscape on two wheels at Old Ponale Road Path, and then don't miss a visit to Strada della Forra.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Riva Del Garda trip planner .

Riva Del Garda is very close to Malcesine. In August in Riva Del Garda, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Riva Del Garda

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Strada della Forra
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The Bastion ©
The Bastion
Strada della Forra ©
Strada della Forra

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