8 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

8 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

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8 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis, United States
Fly + Drive:  15 h 45 min
1
Verbania, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Locarno, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  18 h 15 min
End: Minneapolis, United States

3
nights
Verbania, Italy

Verbania ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Verbania: Alpyland Mottarone (in Stresa), Rocca Borromeo (in Angera) and Statue of San Carlone (in Arona).

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Verbania trip builder tool .

Minneapolis, USA to Verbania is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Time (CET) is 7 hours. September in Verbania sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Locarno.

Things to do in Verbania

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Stresa, Lake Maggiore, Lake Maggiore, Statue of San Carlone
Highlights from your plan
Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto ©
Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto
Lago Maggiore ©
Lago Maggiore
Palazzo Borromeo ©
Palazzo Borromeo

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.
On the 25th (Fri), make a trip to Piazza Grande, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Falconeria Locarno, then make a splash at Lido Locarno, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cardada, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta, admire the engineering at Verzasca Dam, then make a trip to Piazza G. Motta, and finally make a trip to Lungolago Di Ascona.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Locarno trip tool .

You can drive from Verbania to Locarno in an hour. In September in Locarno, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 56°F at night. On the 27th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Locarno

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Ascona, Orselina
Highlights from your plan
Falconeria Locarno ©
Falconeria Locarno
Verzasca Dam ©
Verzasca Dam
Piazza Grande ©
Piazza Grande

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