8 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

8 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Lake Maggiore, Italy
— 4 nights
2
Locarno, Switzerland
— 3 nights

4
nights
Lake Maggiore, Italy

Lake Maggiore ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Lake Maggiore: Stresa (Park Pallavicino & Alpyland Mottarone), Palazzo Borromeo (in Isola Bella) and Statue of San Carlone (in Arona).

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Edinburgh, UK to Lake Maggiore is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Edinburgh in July: high temperatures in Lake Maggiore hover around 34°C and lows are around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Locarno.

Things to do in Lake Maggiore

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Stresa, Lake Maggiore, Verbania, Baveno, Statue of San Carlone
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Isola Bella ©
Isola Bella
Isola Madre ©
Isola Madre
Rocca Borromeo ©
Rocca 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.
Locarno is known for zoos & aquariums, theme parks, and baths. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: cool off at Lido Locarno, head outdoors with Cimetta, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Falconeria Locarno, and don't miss a visit to Lungolago Di Ascona.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Locarno itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Lake Maggiore to Locarno takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Locarno can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Locarno

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Orselina, Ascona
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Falconeria Locarno ©
Falconeria Locarno
Lido Locarno ©
Lido Locarno
Verzasca Dam ©
Verzasca Dam

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