What to see in 3 days on Lake Garda

If you want to visit Lake Garda but you only have 3 days at your disposal, do not worry! We have got this covered and we are ready to give you some advice in order to live our lake to the fullest, even in a short time.

Day 1

You cannot come to Lake Garda without visiting one of its most beautiful pearls: Sirmione. This town is located on a peninsula in the southern part of lake Garda, in order to get to its historical center you need to cross the bridge of its famous Scaliger castle. If you decide to get inside for a visit, you can go up on its tower, from which you can enjoy a beautiful view of both sides of the lake. Take a stroll through its suggestive alleyways until you reach the Grotto of Catullus, the ruins of a Roman villa. If you love the beach life, under this important historical site you can relax in one of the most beautiful beaches of the lake, called Giamaica (Jamaica).

If you prefer to keep exploring the surroundings instead, you can proceed towards Peschiera del Garda, fortress town rich in history and culture, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

If you still have some time, or you do not know where to spend the evening, a visit to Lazise is worth it. Enjoy a long walk on the lakefront promenade and admire its characteristic little port, colourful houses and the particular pavement. There are plenty of shops, bar, restaurants and ice-cream parlours where you can stop for a short or long break!

Day 2

Many visitors are attracted by Lake Garda for its amusement parks. And so why not spending a day in one of these? First of all Gardaland, the most famous theme park in Italy located in the south of the lake, in Castelnuovo del Garda. Among the options available in the surroundings there is also Canevaworld, which includes Caneva Aquapark, for people who prefer water slides and pools, and Movieland for movie lovers.

If the idea of spending a day in an amusement park is not appealing to you, there is no problem! On Lake Garda there is always an alternative. A valid option is to proceed towards the north and visit all the other towns on the east side of the lake, such as Bardolino, Garda and Punta San Vigilio, gems to discover, all offering unique glimpses and memorable views to their visitors. Another option, if you do not want to miss a thing, is to do the tour of the lake by boat and stop in the towns you like the most.

Do not forget that every day of the week a market is held on Lake Garda, check the list and take a tour to one of them in order to discover and buy typical products, vintage objects, clothes and accessories.

Day 3

The last day is entirely dedicated to the discovery of Malcesine, with its castle and its narrow stone alleyways that climb up the hill. Here you can do what you like the most: take a stroll in the centre, sit in one of the many cafes on the little port, relax on the beach, do some sport. From Malcesine you can take the panoramic cable car, which in only 15 minutes takes you to Monte Baldo, where you have a spectacular view of Lake Garda. Monte Baldo offers a wide choice of itineraries and hiking routes, otherwise you can take a blanket with you and enjoy moments of relaxation on the grass, with a breathtaking mountain and lake view, or discover all the typical flavours of the mountains in a traditional "malga" (a mountain chalet).

Well, there are many nice places to see on Lake Garda! This is just an idea of a possible itinerary but there are a lot of things you can do and see according to your interests and your point of departure. Follow us on social media for more advice and curiosities!