16 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

16 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Stresa, Italy
— 5 nights
2
Locarno, Switzerland
— 8 nights

5
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), Orrido di sant'anna (in Cannobio) and Rocca Borromeo (in Angera). And it doesn't end there: view the masterpieces at Palazzo Borromeo, have some family-friendly fun at Alpyland Mottarone, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto, and make a trip to Parco della Rocca Borromea.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Stresa trip planner.

Cartagena, Colombia to Stresa is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Cartagena to Stresa is 6 hours. Traveling from Cartagena in March, expect Stresa to be colder, temps between °C and °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Locarno.

Things to do in Stresa

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Lake Maggiore, Verbania, Lake Maggiore, Arona, Piazza della Chiesa
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Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto ©
Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto
Palazzo Borromeo ©
Palazzo Borromeo
Park Pallavicino ©
Park Pallavicino

8
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.
Go for a jaunt from Locarno to Orselina to see Cardada about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: walk around Parco delle Camelie, get outside with Scuola Nautica Sonia, cool off at Lido Locarno, and don't miss a visit to Chiesa di San Francesco.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Locarno route planner.

Drive from Stresa to Locarno in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Locarno can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Locarno

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Ascona, Orselina, Centro Dannemann - Fabbrica Tabacchi
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Segeln Lago Maggiore ©
Segeln Lago Maggiore
Parco delle Camelie ©
Parco delle Camelie
Verzasca Dam ©
Verzasca Dam

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