3 days in Lake Maggiore & Bellinzona Itinerary

3 days in Lake Maggiore & Bellinzona Itinerary

Maya Hermani

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Locarno
— 2 nights
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Bellinzona
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Locarno

— 2 nights
Locarno's Mediterranean climate, palm trees, and 2,300 hours of sunlight per year make this city the warmest in Switzerland.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Porto Regionale di Locarno SA as well as Lukmanier Pass. Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take a leisurely stroll along Porto Regionale di Locarno SA, make a trip to Piazza G. Motta, and then don't miss a visit to Lungolago Di Ascona. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cruise along Lukmanier Pass, get to know the resident critters at Falconeria Locarno, and then make a trip to Piazza Grande.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Locarno trip planner.

Milan, Italy to Locarno is an approximately 2-hour car ride. In February, daytime highs in Locarno are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bellinzona.

Things to do in Locarno

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trips

Bellinzona

Bellinzona is the capital of the canton Ticino in Switzerland. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Castelli di Bellinzona, admire the landmark architecture of Chiesa Collegiata dei SS Pietro e Stefano, and then explore the historical opulence of Castelgrande.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Bellinzona trip builder site.

Bellinzona is just a short distance from Locarno. In February, daytime highs in Bellinzona are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bellinzona

Historic Sites

Lake Maggiore travel guide

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Landmarks · Zoos · Water Parks
The largest lake in Switzerland, Lake Maggiore is an oasis at the border of Italy and Switzerland. Its mild, Mediterranean climate gives way to an abundance of exotic, tropical plants. Nestled in the shadow of Switzerland's highest mountain, the lake sparkles a deep azure blue and is dotted with islands, home to delicate red and white buildings. Tourist attractions include golf, canyoning, rope parks, falconry, hiking, and bungee jumping. Inhale the smell of jasmine as you walk along the fine white sandy beaches lined with palm trees.