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

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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. Step off the beaten path and head to Isole Borromee and Chiesa Santi Ambrogio e Theodolo. Palazzo Borromeo and Museo Internazionale Design Ceramico will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Stresa side-trips: Lago Maggiore (in Verbania), Rocca Borromeo (in Angera) and Le Serenelle (in Luino). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Parco della Rocca Borromea, admire the landmark architecture of Borromeo Palace, tour the pleasant surroundings at Isola Bella, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Stresa road trip website.

Sofia, Bulgaria to Stresa is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sofia to Stresa due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Locarno.

Things to do in Stresa

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

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
Parco della Rocca Borromea ©
Parco della Rocca Borromea
Isole Borromee ©
Isole Borromee

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Locarno, Switzerland

Locarno ©
Locarno's Mediterranean climate, palm trees, and 2,300 hours of sunlight per year make this city the warmest in Switzerland.
You'll explore and learn at Visconteo Castle and Pinacoteca Casa Rusca. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Falconeria Locarno and Lido Locarno. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso, make a trip to Piazza G. Motta, examine the collection at Ghisla Art Collection, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cardada.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Locarno travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Stresa to Locarno takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Locarno are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Locarno

Parks · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Ascona, Orselina
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Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso ©
Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso
Cardada ©
Cardada
Piazza G. Motta ©
Piazza G. Motta

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