15 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

15 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Fredericton, Canada
Fly + Drive:  22 h 30 min
1
Locarno, Switzerland
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Stresa, Italy
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  21 h 30 min
End: Fredericton, Canada

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 off the beaten path and head to Falconeria Locarno and Chiesa di San Michele. Get some historical perspective at Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso and Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta. Change things up with a short trip to Cardada in Orselina (about 36 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: see human ingenuity at work at Verzasca Dam, examine the collection at Ghisla Art Collection, head outdoors with Indepth Outthere Adventures, and make a splash at Lido Locarno.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Locarno trip itinerary maker site.

Fredericton, Canada to Locarno is an approximately 22.5- hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Fredericton to Locarno, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Stresa.

Things to do in Locarno

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

Ascona, Orselina, Losone, Centro Dannemann - Fabbrica Tabacchi, OnArte
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Chiesa di San Michele ©
Chiesa di San Michele
Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso ©
Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso
Cardada ©
Cardada

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. Palazzo Borromeo and Santuario della SS. Pieta are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Chiesa di San Vittore and Borromeo Palace. Explore Stresa's surroundings by going to Laveno-Mombello (Museo Internazionale Design Ceramico & Spiaggia di Cerro), Lago Maggiore (in Verbania) and Rocca Borromeo (in Angera). Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at La Cambusa, make a trip to Parco della Rocca Borromea, get to know the fascinating history of Il Centro Storico di Arona, and step off the mainland to explore Isola Bella.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Stresa driving holiday site.

Traveling by car from Locarno to Stresa takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Stresa

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Lake Maggiore, Verbania, Arona, Lake Maggiore, Ghiffa
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Museo Internazionale Design Ceramico ©
Museo Internazionale Design Ceramico
Palazzo Borromeo ©
Palazzo Borromeo
Chiesa di San Vittore ©
Chiesa di San Vittore

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