14 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

14 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

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14 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

Start: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Fly + Drive:  13 h 15 min
1
Locarno, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  45 min
2
Lake Maggiore, Italy
— 8 nights
Drive + Fly:  11 h 15 min
End: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

3
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. There's lots more to do: meet the residents at Falconeria Locarno, make a trip to Lungolago Di Ascona, see human ingenuity at work at Verzasca Dam, and take in the waterfront at Porto Regionale di Locarno SA.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Locarno road trip planner .

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Locarno is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Abu Dhabi to Locarno. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Abu Dhabi in September, with highs in Locarno at 26°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Lake Maggiore.

Things to do in Locarno

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Ascona, Orselina, Isole di Brissago
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Falconeria Locarno ©
Falconeria Locarno
Verzasca Dam ©
Verzasca Dam
Lido Locarno ©
Lido Locarno

8
nights
Lake Maggiore, Italy

Lake Maggiore ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Arona (Il Lungo Lago, Parco della Rocca Borromea, & more), Baveno (Chiesa Parrochiale dei Santi Gervaso e Protaso, Piazza della Chiesa, & more) and Stresa (Epoque Antichita e Restauro, Park Pallavicino, & more).

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Lake Maggiore road trip planning website .

Drive from Locarno to Lake Maggiore in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or ride a ferry. In September, daytime highs in Lake Maggiore are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lake Maggiore

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Stresa, Arona, Verbania, Baveno, Lake Maggiore
Highlights from your plan
Lago Maggiore ©
Lago Maggiore
Isola Madre ©
Isola Madre
Palazzo Borromeo ©
Palazzo Borromeo

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