8 days in Lake Garda Itinerary

8 days in Lake Garda Itinerary

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8 days in Lake Garda Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly + bus:  11​h
1
Malcesine
— 3 nights
+2
bus + foot + ferry:  1​h 45​min
2
Sirmione
— 3 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  7​h
End: Brussels

3
nights
Malcesine

Malcesine ©
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. Monte Brione and Santa Barbara Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll get in some beach time at Sabbioni Beach and Spiaggia di Posterna. Explore Malcesine's surroundings by going to Sentiero panoramico Busatte Tempesta (in Torbole), Lungolago di Garda (in Garda) and Riva Del Garda (Catena Square, Inviolata Church (The Church of the Virgin), & more). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mountbaldo, stop by Enoteca Sweet Dream, appreciate the views at Val di Sogno, and step into the grandiose world of Scaliger Castle in Malcesine.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Malcesine trip planner .

Brussels, Belgium to Malcesine is an approximately 12-hour car ride. You can also fly. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Brussels in August: high temperatures in Malcesine hover around 35°C and lows are around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sirmione.

Things to do in Malcesine

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Riva Del Garda, Limone sul Garda, Arboretum of Arco, Valle di Ledro, Sentiero panoramico Busatte Tempesta
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Mountbaldo ©
Mountbaldo
Monte Brione ©
Monte Brione

3
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Sirmione

Sirmione ©
Sirmione is a comune in the province of Brescia, in Lombardy (northern Italy). Get some historical perspective at Chiesetta di S. Anna and Chiesa di San Pietro in Mavino. Explore hidden gems such as Villa Calicantus and Lungolago di Bardolino. Change things up with these side-trips from Sirmione: Cantina Zeni e Museo del Vino (in Bardolino), Il Vittoriale degli Italiani (in Gardone Riviera) and Isola del Garda (in San Felice del Benaco). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Museo dell'Olio d'Oliva, brush up on your military savvy at Scaliger Castle, explore the ancient world of Grotte di Catullo, and explore the historical opulence of Rocca Scaligera di Sirmione.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Sirmione driving holiday planning website .

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Malcesine to Sirmione takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or ride a ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Sirmione can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sirmione

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Bardolino, Isola del Garda, Torre di San Martino della Battaglia , Auriga Gioielli, Il Vittoriale degli Italiani
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Castello Scaligero ©
Castello Scaligero
Chiesa di San Pietro in Mavino ©
Chiesa di San Pietro in Mavino
Museo Dell'olio D'oliva ©
Museo Dell'olio D'oliva

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