14 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

14 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

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Start: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
+3
Train + Foot + 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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Stresa: Collegiata di San Vittore (in Brezzo di Bedero), Laveno-Mombello (Chiesa di San Defendente & Lungolago) and Luino (Statua di Giuseppe Garibaldi & Mercato di Luino). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Alpyland Mottarone, look for gifts at Ferri Cristina, sample the fine beverages at Distilleria Rossi d’Angera, and head off the coast to Island of the Fishermen (Isola dei Pescatori).

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Stresa holiday maker website.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Stresa is an approximately 18.5- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Stresa is minus 7 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in March; daily highs in Stresa reach 17°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can 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
Alpyland Mottarone ©
Alpyland Mottarone
Statue of San Carlone ©
Statue of San Carlone

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.
Step out of Locarno to go to Orselina and see Cardada, which is approximately 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Michele, stroll around Parco delle Camelie, see the interesting displays at Ghisla Art Collection, and make a trip to Piazza Grande.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Locarno day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Stresa to Locarno takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March in Locarno, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Locarno

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ascona, Orselina, Brissago, OnArte
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Falconeria Locarno ©
Falconeria Locarno
Chiesa di San Michele ©
Chiesa di San Michele
La Casa Del Te ©
La Casa Del Te

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