10 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

10 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Stresa, Italy
— 4 nights
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Locarno, Switzerland
— 2 nights

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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. Bring the kids along to Island of the Fishermen (Isola dei Pescatori) and Park Pallavicino. Take a break from the city and head to Isola Bella and Le Serenelle. Step out of Stresa to go to Angera and see Rocca Borromeo, which is approximately 52 minutes away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Palazzo Borromeo, step off the mainland to explore Isola Madre, don't miss a visit to Parco della Rocca Borromea, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Santi Ambrogio e Theodolo.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Stresa online trip builder.

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea to Stresa is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Port Moresby to Stresa. Traveling from Port Moresby in March, expect Stresa to be colder, temps between °C and °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Locarno.

Things to do in Stresa

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Lake Maggiore, Arona, Lake Maggiore, Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto
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Palazzo Borromeo ©
Palazzo Borromeo
Isola Bella ©
Isola Bella
Rocca Borromeo ©
Rocca Borromeo

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Falconeria Locarno and Verzasca Dam. Change things up with a short trip to Cardada in Orselina (about 36 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Piazza Grande, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso, and make a splash at Lido Locarno.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Locarno trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Stresa to Locarno in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Locarno are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Locarno

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Orselina, Ascona
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Falconeria Locarno ©
Falconeria Locarno
Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso ©
Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso
Cardada ©
Cardada

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