23 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

23 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

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23 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg, South Africa
Fly + Drive:  17​h 30​min
1
Lake Maggiore, Italy
— 13 nights
2
Locarno, Switzerland
— 8 nights
Drive + Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Johannesburg, South Africa

13
nights
Lake Maggiore, Italy

Lake Maggiore ©
Get outdoors at Spiaggia di Cerro and Isola Madre. Kids will appreciate attractions like Guree Beach and Centro Sportivo e Parco Acquatico WAVE. Get out of town with these interesting Lake Maggiore side-trips: Arona (Palazzo di Giustizia, Parco della Rocca Borromea, & more), Museo Gottard Park (in Castelletto sopra Ticino) and Verbania (Iles des Borromees Golf Club & Riserva Naturale Speciale di Fondotoce).

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Lake Maggiore online trip planner .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Lake Maggiore is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Johannesburg to Lake Maggiore. Traveling from Johannesburg in July, expect nights in Lake Maggiore to be warmer, around 21°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 34°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Locarno.

Things to do in Lake Maggiore

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Verbania, Arona, Stresa, Lake Maggiore, Cannobio
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Rocca Borromeo ©
Rocca Borromeo
Palazzo Borromeo ©
Palazzo Borromeo
Isola Bella ©
Isola Bella

8
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.
Shop till you drop at La Casa Del Te and OnArte. Visiting Indepth Outthere Adventures and Cardada will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Michele, head outdoors with Scuola Nautica Sonia, admire the engineering at Verzasca Dam, and see the interesting displays at Ghisla Art Collection.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Locarno travel route planner .

Getting from Lake Maggiore to Locarno by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or ride a ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Locarno

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Orselina, Ascona, Brissago, Sake Golf, OnArte
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Falconeria Locarno ©
Falconeria Locarno
Chiesa di San Michele ©
Chiesa di San Michele

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