13 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

13 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly + Train:  26 h
1
Stresa, Italy
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Locarno, Switzerland
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  29 h
End: Sydney, Australia

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. Explore Stresa's surroundings by going to Rocca Borromeo (in Angera), Orrido di sant'anna (in Cannobio) and Lago Maggiore (in Verbania). There's much more to do: view the masterpieces at Palazzo Borromeo, explore the different monuments and memorials at Piccolo Cimitero, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto, and step off the mainland to explore Isola Madre.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Stresa online trip builder.

Sydney, Australia to Stresa is an approximately 26- hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Stresa due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in July; daily highs in Stresa reach 34°C and lows reach 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Locarno.

Things to do in Stresa

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Lake Maggiore, Arona, Lake Maggiore, Verbania, Piazza della Chiesa
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Palazzo Borromeo ©
Palazzo Borromeo
Park Pallavicino ©
Park Pallavicino
Alpyland Mottarone ©
Alpyland Mottarone

5
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 Locarno with a short trip to Cardada in Orselina, about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Falconeria Locarno, get outside with Cimetta, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Michele, and make a splash at Lido Locarno.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Locarno visit planner.

You can drive from Stresa to Locarno in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Locarno

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ascona, Orselina
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Falconeria Locarno ©
Falconeria Locarno
Verzasca Dam ©
Verzasca Dam
Lido Locarno ©
Lido Locarno

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