11 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

11 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

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Start: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Fly + Train:  10 h 30 min
1
Stresa, Italy
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Locarno, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  18 h 15 min
End: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

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. For shopping fun, head to Palazzo Borromeo or La Cambusa. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Spiaggia di Cerro and Guree Beach. Take a break from Stresa with a short trip to Lago Maggiore in Verbania, about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Park Pallavicino, step off the mainland to explore Isola Madre, explore the historical opulence of Isola Bella, and admire the landmark architecture of Borromeo Palace.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Stresa visit planner.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Stresa is an approximately 9.5- hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Jeddah to Stresa. When traveling from Jeddah in August, plan for little chillier days in Stresa, with highs around 33°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Locarno.

Things to do in Stresa

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Verbania, Lake Maggiore, Lake Maggiore, Riserva Naturale Speciale del Sacro Monte della SS. Trinita
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Palazzo Borromeo ©
Palazzo Borromeo
Isola Bella ©
Isola Bella
Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto ©
Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto

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.
Get outdoors at Cimetta and Cardada. There's still lots to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Falconeria Locarno, make a trip to Piazza Grande, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso, and admire the engineering at Verzasca Dam.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Locarno attractions tool.

Drive from Stresa to Locarno in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Locarno are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Locarno

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Ascona, Orselina, Sake Golf
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Falconeria Locarno ©
Falconeria Locarno
Cardada ©
Cardada
Cimetta ©
Cimetta

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