13 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

13 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

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13 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly + Drive:  13 h 45 min
1
Lake Maggiore, Italy
— 6 nights
Drive:  45 min
2
Locarno, Switzerland
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  14 h 15 min
End: Toronto, Canada

6
nights
Lake Maggiore, Italy

Lake Maggiore ©
Get out of town with these interesting Lake Maggiore side-trips: Stresa (Alpyland Mottarone, Park Pallavicino, & more), Palazzo Borromeo (in Isola Bella) and Arona (Chiesa di San Carlo, Statue of San Carlone, & more).

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Lake Maggiore sightseeing website .

Toronto, Canada to Lake Maggiore is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Toronto to Lake Maggiore. Traveling from Toronto in June, you will find days in Lake Maggiore are somewhat warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to Locarno.

Things to do in Lake Maggiore

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Stresa, Verbania, Arona, Lake Maggiore, Baveno
Highlights from your plan
Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto ©
Isola Madre ©
Isola Madre
Rocca Borromeo ©
Rocca Borromeo

5
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.
Go for a jaunt from Locarno to Orselina to see Cardada about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Falconeria Locarno, get outside with Cimetta, don't miss a visit to Chiesa di San Francesco, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Michele.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Locarno trip planner .

Traveling by car from Lake Maggiore to Locarno takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Locarno

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Ascona, Brissago, Orselina
Highlights from your plan
Falconeria Locarno ©
Falconeria Locarno
Lido Locarno ©
Lido Locarno
Verzasca Dam ©
Verzasca Dam

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