15 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

15 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Miami, United States
Fly + Drive:  17 h 30 min
1
Locarno, Switzerland
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Stresa, Italy
— 8 nights
Drive + Fly:  14 h 30 min
End: Miami, United States

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.
Locarno is known for zoos & aquariums, theme parks, and baths. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Falconeria Locarno, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta, don't miss a visit to Piazza Grande, and cool off at Lido Locarno.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Locarno route planning site.

Miami, USA to Locarno is an approximately 17.5- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Miami in April: high temperatures in Locarno hover around 63°F and lows are around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Stresa.

Things to do in Locarno

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Ascona, Brissago, Sake Golf, Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso, OnArte
Highlights from your plan
Ghisla Art Collection ©
Ghisla Art Collection
Falconeria Locarno ©
Falconeria Locarno
Verzasca Dam ©
Verzasca Dam

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. Get out of town with these interesting Stresa side-trips: Lago Maggiore (in Verbania), Fortificazioni del Monte Morissolo (in Cannero Riviera) and Angera (Distilleria Rossi d’Angera & Rocca Borromeo). Next up on the itinerary: take in the exciting artwork at Palazzo Borromeo, appreciate the history behind Statue of San Carlone, head off the coast to Isola Madre, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto.

For more things to do and tourist information, go to the Stresa day trip planning website.

Getting from Locarno to Stresa by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Stresa can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Stresa

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Lake Maggiore, Verbania, Arona, Lake Maggiore, Fortificazioni del Monte Morissolo
Highlights from your plan
Palazzo Borromeo ©
Palazzo Borromeo
Park Pallavicino ©
Park Pallavicino
Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto ©
Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto

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