11 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

11 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Stresa, Italy
— 5 nights
2
Locarno, Switzerland
— 4 nights

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. Your inner history buff will appreciate Palazzo Borromeo and Isola Bella. Step out of the city life by going to Isola Madre and Isole Borromee. Explore Stresa's surroundings by going to Le Serenelle (in Luino), Rocca Borromeo (in Angera) and Lago Maggiore (in Verbania). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Park Pallavicino, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Santi Ambrogio e Theodolo, don't miss a visit to Parco della Rocca Borromea, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of San Carlone.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Stresa online vacation maker.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Stresa is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 3 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Dubai in September; daily highs in Stresa reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Locarno.

Things to do in Stresa

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lake Maggiore, Arona, Lake Maggiore, Verbania
Highlights from your plan
Palazzo Borromeo ©
Palazzo Borromeo
Isola Bella ©
Isola Bella
Rocca Borromeo ©
Rocca Borromeo

4
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Adventure Park Gordola and Cardada. The adventure continues: get to know the resident critters at Falconeria Locarno, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso, see human ingenuity at work at Verzasca Dam, and cool off at Lido Locarno.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Locarno trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Stresa to Locarno in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Locarno

Parks Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Orselina, Ascona
Highlights from your plan
Falconeria Locarno ©
Falconeria Locarno
Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso ©
Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso
Cardada ©
Cardada

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