13 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

13 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

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

7
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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Stresa: I Giardini di Villa Melzi (in Bellagio), Cervino Breuil-Cervinia Ski Area (in Breuil-Cervinia) and Villa Carlotta (in Tremezzina). There's much more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Palazzo Borromeo, unwind over a drink at La Cambusa, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto, and explore the activities along Lake Orta.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Stresa travel route planner.

Mumbai, India to Stresa is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 4.5 hours. Traveling from Mumbai in April, expect Stresa to be much colder, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Locarno.

Things to do in Stresa

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Verbania, Lake Maggiore, Varenna, Arona, Isola Bella
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Palazzo Borromeo ©
Palazzo Borromeo
Park Pallavicino ©
Park Pallavicino
Villa Carlotta ©
Villa Carlotta

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.
Go for a jaunt from Locarno to Orselina to see Cardada about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get to know the resident critters at Falconeria Locarno, make a splash at Lido Locarno, admire the engineering at Verzasca Dam, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Michele.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Locarno trip planner.

Getting from Stresa to Locarno by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. April in Locarno sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Locarno

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Ascona, Orselina, Centro Dannemann - Fabbrica Tabacchi
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Falconeria Locarno ©
Falconeria Locarno
Verzasca Dam ©
Verzasca Dam
Chiesa di San Michele ©
Chiesa di San Michele

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