10 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

10 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Barcelona, Spain
Drive:  11 h 15 min
1
Locarno, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Stresa, Italy
— 5 nights
Train + Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: Barcelona, Spain

3
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 cultural itinerary includes sights like Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso and OnArte. Discover out-of-the-way places like Falconeria Locarno and Lido Locarno. Step out of Locarno with an excursion to Cardada in Orselina--about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Cimetta, don't miss a visit to Piazza Grande, see the interesting displays at Ghisla Art Collection, and play a few rounds at Sake Golf.

Plan trip to Locarno with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Barcelona, Spain to Locarno is an approximately 11- hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Barcelona in July since evenings lows in Locarno dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Stresa.

Things to do in Locarno

Outdoors Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Ascona, Orselina, Sake Golf, OnArte
Highlights from your plan
Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso ©
Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso
Cardada ©
Cardada
Cimetta ©
Cimetta

5
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. Get in touch with nature at Isole Borromee and Riserva Naturale Speciale del Sacro Monte della SS. Trinita. Discover out-of-the-way places like Borromeo Palace and Villa Ducale. Change things up with these side-trips from Stresa: Rocca Borromeo (in Angera), Collegiata di San Vittore (in Brezzo di Bedero) and Lago Maggiore (in Verbania). There's still lots to do: take in the exciting artwork at Palazzo Borromeo, get outside with Suna Beach - Pool & Lounge Bar, step off the mainland to explore Island of the Fishermen (Isola dei Pescatori), and steep yourself in history at Parco della Rocca Borromea.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Stresa trip planner.

Drive from Locarno to Stresa in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Stresa are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Stresa

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Lake Maggiore, Verbania, Lake Maggiore, Ghiffa, Parco della Rocca Borromea
Highlights from your plan
Palazzo Borromeo ©
Palazzo Borromeo
Isole Borromee ©
Isole Borromee
Il Centro Storico Laveno-Mombello ©
Il Centro Storico Laveno-Mombello

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