10 days in Lake Garda & Elba Island Itinerary

10 days in Lake Garda & Elba Island Itinerary

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Lazise
— 3 nights
Drive
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Malcesine
— 2 nights
Drive to Piombino, Ferry to Portoferraio
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Portoferraio
— 4 nights
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Lazise

— 3 nights
Lazise is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Verona in the Italian region Veneto, located about 120km west of Venice and about 20km northwest of Verona. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lazise: Sirmione (Grotte di Catullo & Castello Scaligero). Pack the 16th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Gardaland Park. Pack the 14th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Movieland Park. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lago di Garda, admire the ancient design of Spa Termale Aquaria, look for all kinds of wild species at Punta di San Vigilio, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Jamaica Beach.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Lazise trip website.

Berlin, Germany to Lazise is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Malcesine.

Things to do in Lazise

Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

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Malcesine

— 2 nights
Malcesine is a comune (municipality) on the eastern shore of Lake Garda in the Province of Verona in the Italian region Veneto, located about 120km northwest of Venice and about 40km northwest of Verona.Geography and divisionsThe comune of Malcesine consists of Navene, Campagnola, Malcesine proper, Val di Sogno and Cassone. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Benedetto, get to know the fascinating history of Palazzo dei Capitani di Malcesine, explore the historical opulence of Scaliger Castle in Malcesine, kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Posterna, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mountbaldo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Eremo dei Santi Benigno e Caro. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Torre Apponale, then grab your bike and head to Old Ponale Road Path, then don't miss a visit to The Bastion, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish Church of Santa Maria Assunta.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Malcesine vacation maker app.

Drive from Lazise to Malcesine in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or ride a ferry. In September in Malcesine, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Portoferraio.

Things to do in Malcesine

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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Portoferraio

— 4 nights
Portoferraio is a town and comune in the province of Livorno, on the edge of the eponymous harbour of the island of Elba. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portoferraio: Monte Capanne (in Marciana), Il Viottolo (in Marina di Campo) and Spiaggia di Cavoli (in Seccheto). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Di Sansone, tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di Capo Bianco, and take an in-depth tour of Museo del Mare.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Portoferraio travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Malcesine to Portoferraio takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. In September in Portoferraio, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Portoferraio

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure

Side Trips

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Elba Island travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Outdoor Activities
The famed location of Napoleon Bonaparte's exile in 1814, Elba Island is tranquil and romantic. Just 10 km (6 mi) off the mainland coast, the small island is made up of lush green terrain, colorful villages, and white sand beaches, making it a popular destination for weekend getaways. Explore the historical town centers to experience the island's rich cultural heritage and enjoy the many options for dining and shopping. Venture into the unspoiled landscape of the Monte Capanne mountains to view the many natural wonders of the island.