15 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

15 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

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Start: Chicago, United States
Fly + Train:  16 h 15 min
1
Stresa, Italy
— 8 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Locarno, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  23 h 30 min
End: Chicago, United States

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. Your inner history buff will appreciate Chiesa di San Vittore and Piccolo Cimitero. Step off the beaten path and head to Lungolago Stresa and La Cambusa. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Stresa: Cascate Della Froda (in Porto Valtravaglia), Laveno-Mombello (Spiaggia di Cerro, Museo Internazionale Design Ceramico, &more) and Pista Ciclo-Pedonale Cittiglio - Laveno Mombello (in Cittiglio). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario della SS. Pieta, admire the landmark architecture of Villa Ducale, pause for some serene contemplation at Oratory of Saint Remigio, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Il Centro Storico di Arona.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, refer to the Stresa route planner.

Chicago, USA to Stresa is an approximately 16- hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Chicago to Stresa, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in June, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Locarno.

Things to do in Stresa

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Lake Maggiore, Verbania, Arona, Ghiffa, Cannobio
Highlights from your plan
Piccolo Cimitero ©
Piccolo Cimitero
Chiesa di San Vittore ©
Chiesa di San Vittore
Santuario della SS. Pieta ©
Santuario della SS. Pieta

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ghisla Art Collection and Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Chiesa di San Michele and Chiesa dei Santi Pietro e Paolo. Go for a jaunt from Locarno to Orselina to see Cardada about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get outside with Cimetta, make a trip to Piazza G. Motta, stroll around Parco delle Camelie, and deepen your understanding at Centro Dannemann - Fabbrica Tabacchi.

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Getting from Stresa to Locarno by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In June in Locarno, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Locarno

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Ascona, Cardada, Centro Dannemann - Fabbrica Tabacchi, Sake Golf, OnArte
Highlights from your plan
Parco delle Camelie ©
Parco delle Camelie
Cimetta ©
Cimetta
Piazza G. Motta ©
Piazza G. Motta

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