10 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

10 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Ascona, Switzerland
— 3 nights
2
Lake Maggiore, Italy
— 5 nights

3
nights
Ascona, Switzerland

Ascona ©
Ascona is a municipality in the district of Locarno in the canton of Ticino in Switzerland.It is located on the shore of Lake Maggiore.The town is a popular tourist destination, and holds a yearly jazz festival, the Ascona Jazz Festival.HistoryPrehistoric AsconaThe oldest archaeological finds in Ascona go back to the beginnings of Late Bronze Age. Get some cultural insight at Fondazione Monte Verita and Visconteo Castle. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Piazza G. Motta and Minigolf Ascona. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Collegio Pontificio Papio, stroll around Parco delle Camelie, take in nature's colorful creations at Parco Botanico del Gambaragno, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bagno pubblico La Lanca.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Ascona trip builder tool.

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to Ascona is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne to Ascona. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne in June: high temperatures in Ascona hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Lake Maggiore.

Things to do in Ascona

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Locarno, Parco Botanico del Gambaragno
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Fondazione Monte Verita ©
Fondazione Monte Verita
Piazza G. Motta ©
Piazza G. Motta
Ghisla Art Collection ©
Ghisla Art Collection

5
nights
Lake Maggiore, Italy

Lake Maggiore ©
Do some cultural sightseeing at Chiesa di San Vittore and Chiesa Santi Ambrogio e Theodolo. Step off the beaten path and head to Borromeo Palace and Lungolago Stresa. Venture out of the city with trips to Arona (Chiesa di Santa Marta & Il Centro Storico di Arona), Chiesa di S. Marta (in Intra) and Ferri Cristina (in Stresa).

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Lake Maggiore tour itinerary planning site.

Drive from Ascona to Lake Maggiore in an hour. June in Lake Maggiore sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lake Maggiore

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Stresa, Verbania, Arona, Ghiffa, Cannobio
Highlights from your plan
Borromeo Palace ©
Borromeo Palace
Chiesa di San Vittore ©
Chiesa di San Vittore
Santuario della SS. Pieta ©
Santuario della SS. Pieta

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