11 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

11 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Locarno, Switzerland
— 3 nights
2
Stresa, Italy
— 6 nights

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Cimetta and Lido Ascona. Get some cultural insight at Visconteo Castle and Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso. When in Locarno, make a side trip to see Cardada in Orselina, approximately Orselina away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Piazza Grande, cool off at Lido Locarno, take a memorable tour with Adventure Park Gordola, and get to know the resident critters at Falconeria Locarno.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Locarno trip planner.

Philadelphia, USA to Locarno is an approximately 22-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. While traveling from Philadelphia, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Locarno, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Stresa.

Things to do in Locarno

Outdoors Parks Adventure

Side Trips

Orselina, Ascona
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Cimetta ©
Cimetta
Cardada ©
Cardada
Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso ©
Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso

6
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 cultural itinerary includes sights like Palazzo Borromeo and Parco della Rocca Borromea. Take a break from the city and head to Le Serenelle and Isola Madre. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Stresa: Museo Internazionale Design Ceramico (in Laveno-Mombello), Cascate di Cittiglio (in Cittiglio) and Rocca Borromeo (in Angera). And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Isole Borromee, appreciate the extensive heritage of Il Centro Storico Laveno-Mombello, explore the activities along Lago Maggiore, and step into the grandiose world of Isola Bella.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Stresa trip app.

Traveling by car from Locarno to Stresa takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. April in Stresa sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Stresa

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lake Maggiore, Verbania, Lake Maggiore, Arona, Riserva Naturale Speciale del Sacro Monte della SS. Trinita
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Palazzo Borromeo ©
Palazzo Borromeo
Isole Borromee ©
Isole Borromee
Parco della Rocca Borromea ©
Parco della Rocca Borromea

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