15 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

15 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Glasgow, United Kingdom
Fly + Drive:  14 h 45 min
1
Locarno, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Stresa, Italy
— 9 nights
Drive + Fly:  8 h 30 min
End: Glasgow, United Kingdom

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.
Step out of Locarno with an excursion to Cardada in Orselina--about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Falconeria Locarno, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta, get outside with Cimetta, and delve into the lush surroundings at Naturreservat Bolle die Magadino.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Locarno online sightseeing planner.

Glasgow, UK to Locarno is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Glasgow in June; daily highs in Locarno reach 30°C and lows reach 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Stresa.

Things to do in Locarno

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Ascona, Orselina, Brissago Islands, Chiesa di San Lorenzo, OnArte
Highlights from your plan
Falconeria Locarno ©
Falconeria Locarno
Verzasca Dam ©
Verzasca Dam
Piazza Grande ©
Piazza Grande

9
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. Venture out of the city with trips to Lago Maggiore (in Verbania), Angera (Museo Civico Archeologico, Rocca Borromeo, &more) and Cannobio (Orrido di sant'anna & Collegiata San Vittore Martire). There's still lots to do: take in the exciting artwork at Palazzo Borromeo, stop by Stresa Museum Store, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto, and browse for treasures at Epoque Antichita e Restauro.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Stresa travel planner.

Drive from Locarno to Stresa in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Stresa are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Stresa

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Verbania, Lake Maggiore, Arona, Baveno, Ghiffa
Highlights from your plan
Palazzo Borromeo ©
Palazzo Borromeo
Alpyland Mottarone ©
Alpyland Mottarone
Park Pallavicino ©
Park Pallavicino

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