28 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

28 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

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28 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly + Drive:  27​h
1
Lake Maggiore, Italy
— 13 nights
2
Locarno, Switzerland
— 12 nights
Drive + Fly:  29​h
End: Melbourne, Australia

13
nights
Lake Maggiore, Italy

Lake Maggiore ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Stresa (Chiesa Santi Ambrogio e Theodolo, Epoque Antichita e Restauro, & more), Castelletto sopra Ticino (Museo Gottard Park & Chiesa Parrocchiale di Sant'Antonio Abate) and Palazzo Borromeo (in Isola Bella).

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Lake Maggiore online vacation planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Lake Maggiore is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 9 hours. In December, Lake Maggiore is colder than Melbourne - with highs of 8°C and lows of -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Locarno.

Things to do in Lake Maggiore

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Arona, Verbania, Stresa, Baveno, Cannobio
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Isola Bella ©
Isola Bella
Rocca Borromeo ©
Rocca Borromeo
Isola Madre ©
Isola Madre

12
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.
Take a break from Locarno with a short trip to Cardada in Orselina, about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Michele, don't miss a visit to Piazza Grande, take in the waterfront at Porto Regionale di Locarno SA, and see the interesting displays at Ghisla Art Collection.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Locarno road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Lake Maggiore to Locarno takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or ride a ferry. In December, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Locarno

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Ascona, Brissago, Orselina, Losone, Parco Botanico del Gambaragno
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Falconeria Locarno ©
Falconeria Locarno
Chiesa di San Michele ©
Chiesa di San Michele
Verzasca Dam ©
Verzasca Dam

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