10 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

10 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

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10 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

Start: Doha, Qatar
Fly + Drive:  11 h
1
Verbania, Italy
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Locarno, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  17 h 45 min
End: Doha, Qatar

5
nights
Verbania, Italy

Verbania ©
Explore Verbania's surroundings by going to Castello di Fenis (in Fenis), Teatro Romano (in Aosta) and Forte di Bard (in Bard).

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Verbania trip planner .

Doha, Qatar to Verbania is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 2 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Doha in February, with highs in Verbania at 10°C and lows at 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Locarno.

Things to do in Verbania

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Lake Maggiore, Stresa, Arona, Teatro Romano, Castello di Fenis
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Palazzo Borromeo ©
Palazzo Borromeo
Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto ©
Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto
Forte di Bard ©
Forte di Bard

4
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 Lake Lugano in Lugano, approximately 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Aletsch Glacier, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Michele, admire the engineering at Verzasca Dam, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Locarno trip planner.

Drive from Verbania to Locarno in an hour. In March in Locarno, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Locarno

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Piazza G. Motta, Lake Lugano, Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso, Aletsch Glacier
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Aletsch Glacier ©
Aletsch Glacier
Lake Lugano ©
Lake Lugano
Chiesa di San Michele ©
Chiesa di San Michele

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