15 days in Lake Maggiore & Lugano Itinerary

15 days in Lake Maggiore & Lugano Itinerary

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15 days in Lake Maggiore & Lugano Itinerary

Start: Boston, United States
Fly + Drive:  13 h 45 min
1
Lake Maggiore, Italy
— 7 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Lugano, Switzerland
— 6 nights
Train + Fly:  12 h 30 min
End: Boston, United States

7
nights
Lake Maggiore, Italy

Lake Maggiore ©
Your inner history buff will appreciate Rocca Borromeo and Cathedral of Como (Duomo). Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Villa Carlotta and Chiesa di Santa Veronica. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lake Maggiore: Ossuccio (Santuario Madonna del Soccorso & Chiesa di San Giacomo), Eremo di S. Caterina del Sasso (in Leggiuno) and Bellagio (Basilica di San Giacomo & i Giardini di Villa Melzi).

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Lake Maggiore driving holiday planning website .

Boston, USA to Lake Maggiore is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Boston to Lake Maggiore. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Boston in March, with highs in Lake Maggiore at 57°F and lows at 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Lugano.

Things to do in Lake Maggiore

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Dervio, Tremezzina, Como, Ossuccio, Vigevano
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i Giardini di Villa Melzi ©
i Giardini di Villa Melzi
Villa Carlotta ©
Villa Carlotta
Palazzo Borromeo ©
Palazzo Borromeo

6
nights
Lugano, Switzerland

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Get a sense of the local culture at Santa Maria degli Angioli and Chiesa San Nicolao della Flue. Visit Centro storico Gandria and Chiesa di Sant' Antonio Abate for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lugano: Chiesa di San Michele (in Palagnedra) and Bellinzona (Castelgrande & Castelli di Bellinzona). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake Lugano, explore the striking landscape at Aletsch Glacier, stroll through Monte San Salvatore, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Bre.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Lugano journey maker .

Traveling by car from Lake Maggiore to Lugano takes 1.5 hours. In April in Lugano, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lugano

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bellinzona, Chiesa dei Santi Fedele e Simone, Aletsch Glacier, Monte San Giorgio, Chiesa di San Michele
Highlights from your plan
Lake Lugano ©
Lake Lugano
Castelgrande ©
Castelgrande
Monte San Giorgio ©
Monte San Giorgio

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