14 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

14 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Seattle, United States
Fly + Drive:  18 h 15 min
1
Locarno, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Stresa, Italy
— 8 nights
Drive + Fly:  17 h
End: Seattle, United States

4
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Falconeria Locarno and Lido Locarno. Step out of Locarno to go to Orselina and see Cardada, which is approximately 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the engineering at Verzasca Dam, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta, get interesting insight from Tours, and don't miss a visit to Lungolago Di Ascona.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Locarno online trip itinerary builder.

Seattle, USA to Locarno is an approximately 18.5- hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Seattle to Locarno due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Locarno can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Stresa.

Things to do in Locarno

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Ascona, Orselina, OnArte
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Cimetta ©
Cimetta
Falconeria Locarno ©
Falconeria Locarno
Lido Locarno ©
Lido Locarno

8
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. Family-friendly places like Park Pallavicino and Museo Gottard Park will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Stresa: Chiesa di San Clemente (in Cesara), Angera (Rocca Borromeo & Distilleria Rossi d’Angera) and Cannobio (Collegiata San Vittore Martire & Orrido di sant'anna). And it doesn't end there: view the masterpieces at Palazzo Borromeo, head off the coast to Isola Bella, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Vittore, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Stresa day trip planner.

Getting from Locarno to Stresa by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Stresa

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Lake Maggiore, Verbania, Arona, Baveno, Lake Maggiore
Highlights from your plan
Palazzo Borromeo ©
Palazzo Borromeo
Isola Bella ©
Isola Bella
Lago Maggiore ©
Lago Maggiore

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