15 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

15 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

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15 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis, United States
Fly + Drive:  18 h 15 min
1
Locarno, Switzerland
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Stresa, Italy
— 8 nights
Drive + Fly:  15 h 45 min
End: Minneapolis, 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, make a splash at Lido Locarno, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Michele, and don't miss a visit to Piazza Grande.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Locarno visit website .

Minneapolis, USA to Locarno is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. In March, Locarno is somewhat warmer than Minneapolis - with highs of 57°F and lows of 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Stresa.

Things to do in Locarno

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Ascona, Brissago, Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso, OnArte
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Falconeria Locarno ©
Falconeria Locarno
Chiesa di San Michele ©
Chiesa di San Michele
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. Explore Stresa's surroundings by going to Collegiata di San Vittore (in Brezzo di Bedero), Chiesa di Santa Veronica (in Calde) and Lago Maggiore (in Verbania). Next up on the itinerary: explore the galleries of Palazzo Borromeo, head off the coast to Isola Bella, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Vittore, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Stresa trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Locarno to Stresa in an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a train. In March in Stresa, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Stresa

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Lake Maggiore, Verbania, Arona, Lake Maggiore, Piazza della Chiesa
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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