10 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

10 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Washington DC, United States
Fly + Drive:  20 h 30 min
1
Locarno, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Stresa, Italy
— 6 nights
+2
Train + Fly + Subway:  15 h 30 min
End: Washington DC, United States

2
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso and Chiesa dei Santi Pietro e Paolo. Get a sense of the local culture at Chiesa di San Michele and Ghisla Art Collection. There's lots more to do: get outside with Cimetta, view the masterpieces at OnArte, make a trip to Lungolago Di Ascona, and tee off at Sake Golf.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Locarno sightseeing planning app.

Washington DC, USA to Locarno is an approximately 21.5- hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Locarno due to the time zone difference. In August, Locarno is slightly colder than Washington DC - with highs of 81°F and lows of 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Stresa.

Things to do in Locarno

Outdoors Golf Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Ascona, Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso, Sake Golf, OnArte
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Cimetta ©
Cimetta
Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso ©
Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso
Chiesa di San Michele ©
Chiesa di San Michele

6
nights
Stresa, Italy

Stresa ©
Stresa is a town and comune of about 5,000 residents on the shores of Lake Maggiore in the province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola in the Piedmont region of northern Italy, about 90km northwest of Milan. Take a break from the city and head to Isole Borromee and Isola Bella. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Borromeo Palace and Riserva Naturale Speciale del Sacro Monte della SS. Trinita. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Stresa: Collegiata di San Vittore (in Brezzo di Bedero), Laveno-Mombello (Il Centro Storico Laveno-Mombello & Spiaggia di Cerro) and Chiesa di Santa Veronica (in Calde). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Palazzo Borromeo, get to know the fascinating history of Il Centro Storico di Arona, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Park Pallavicino, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Maggiore.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Stresa online travel planner.

Drive from Locarno to Stresa in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 62°F. On the 22nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Stresa

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Lake Maggiore, Arona, Verbania, Lake Maggiore, Riserva Naturale Speciale del Sacro Monte della SS. Trinita
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Palazzo Borromeo ©
Palazzo Borromeo
Il Centro Storico Laveno-Mombello ©
Il Centro Storico Laveno-Mombello
Borromeo Palace ©
Borromeo Palace

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