14 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

14 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

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14 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Fly + Train:  18 h 15 min
1
Stresa, Italy
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Locarno, Switzerland
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  21 h 30 min
End: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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. Get out of town with these interesting Stresa side-trips: Collegiata di San Vittore (in Brezzo di Bedero), Luino (Statua di Giuseppe Garibaldi & Mercato di Luino) and Laveno-Mombello (Chiesa di San Defendente & Lungolago). There's much more to do: view the masterpieces at Palazzo Borromeo, step off the mainland to explore Isola Bella, pause for some photo ops at Statue of San Carlone, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Stresa tour planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Stresa is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Stresa. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Kuala Lumpur in March, with highs in Stresa at 17°C and lows at 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Locarno.

Things to do in Stresa

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Lake Maggiore, Verbania, Arona, Lake Maggiore, Riserva Naturale Speciale del Sacro Monte della SS. Trinita
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Palazzo Borromeo ©
Palazzo Borromeo
Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto ©
Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto
Park Pallavicino ©
Park Pallavicino

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Cardada in Orselina (about 36 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Michele, admire the engineering at Verzasca Dam, don't miss a visit to Piazza Grande, and walk around Parco delle Camelie.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Locarno trip maker app.

Getting from Stresa to Locarno by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in March, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Locarno

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ascona, Brissago, Orselina, OnArte
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Falconeria Locarno ©
Falconeria Locarno
Chiesa di San Michele ©
Chiesa di San Michele
Piazza Grande ©
Piazza Grande

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