14 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

14 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

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Stresa, Italy
— 5 nights
2
Locarno, Switzerland
— 7 nights

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. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Luigi Guffanti and Museo del Paesaggio. Venture out of the city with trips to Museo Internazionale Design Ceramico (in Laveno-Mombello) and Lago Maggiore (in Verbania). There's lots more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Palazzo Borromeo, make a trip to Parco della Rocca Borromea, pause for some photo ops at Statue of San Carlone, and head off the coast to Isola Bella.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, you can read our Stresa journey tool.

Denver, USA to Stresa is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Denver to Stresa due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Stresa when traveling from Denver in December, with lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Locarno.

Things to do in Stresa

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Lake Maggiore, Verbania, Arona, Lake Maggiore
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Lago Maggiore ©
Lago Maggiore
Palazzo Borromeo ©
Palazzo Borromeo
Luigi Guffanti ©
Luigi Guffanti

7
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Falconeria Locarno and Cimetta. Take a break from Locarno with a short trip to Cardada in Orselina, about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: make a splash at Lido Locarno, admire the engineering at Verzasca Dam, kick your exploration up a notch at Adventure Park Gordola, and stroll around Parco delle Camelie.

Plan trip to Locarno with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Stresa to Locarno in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. On the 10th (Wed), you're off to home.

Things to do in Locarno

Parks Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Ascona, Orselina, Centro Dannemann - Fabbrica Tabacchi
Highlights from your plan
Lido Locarno ©
Lido Locarno
Falconeria Locarno ©
Falconeria Locarno
Piazza Grande ©
Piazza Grande

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