11 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

11 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

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Stresa, Italy
— 5 nights
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Locarno, Switzerland
— 3 nights

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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 some historical perspective at Parco della Rocca Borromea and Isola Bella. Take a break from the city and head to Suna Beach - Pool & Lounge Bar and Iles des Borromees Golf Club. Change things up with these side-trips from Stresa: Le Serenelle (in Luino), Cascate di Cittiglio (in Cittiglio) and Rocca Borromeo (in Angera). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Borromeo Palace, pause for some photo ops at Statue of San Carlone, revel in the low prices at HERNO Outlet, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Stresa trip site.

Sioux City, USA to Stresa is an approximately 22-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 7 hours. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in June, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Locarno.

Things to do in Stresa

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lake Maggiore, Verbania, Arona, Isola Bella, HERNO Outlet
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Isola Bella ©
Isola Bella
Parco della Rocca Borromea ©
Parco della Rocca Borromea
Borromeo Palace ©
Borromeo Palace

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Locarno, Switzerland

Locarno ©
Locarno's Mediterranean climate, palm trees, and 2,300 hours of sunlight per year make this city the warmest in Switzerland.
Escape the urban bustle at Cardada and Lido Ascona. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Falconeria Locarno and Lido Locarno. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso, don't miss a visit to Chiesa di San Francesco, and examine the collection at Ghisla Art Collection.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Locarno online vacation maker.

You can drive from Stresa to Locarno in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. June in Locarno sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 60°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Locarno

Parks · Theme Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Ascona, Orselina
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Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso ©
Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso
Cardada ©
Cardada
Ghisla Art Collection ©
Ghisla Art Collection

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