16 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

16 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

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Start: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Drive:  11 h 30 min
1
Locarno, Switzerland
— 9 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Stresa, Italy
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  7 h 45 min
End: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

9
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Cimetta and Scuola Nautica Sonia. Get a sense of the local culture at Ghisla Art Collection and Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso. Go for a jaunt from Locarno to Orselina to see Cardada about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: get to know the resident critters at Falconeria Locarno, cool off at Lido Locarno, get outside with Indepth Outthere Adventures, and don't miss a visit to Piazza Grande.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Locarno online day trip planner.

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina to Locarno is an approximately 12.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Locarno when traveling from Sarajevo in October, with lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Stresa.

Things to do in Locarno

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Ascona, Orselina, Centro Dannemann - Fabbrica Tabacchi
Highlights from your plan
Segeln Lago Maggiore ©
Segeln Lago Maggiore
Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso ©
Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso
Cardada ©
Cardada

6
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. For shopping fun, head to Palazzo Borromeo or Epoque Antichita e Restauro. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Parco della Rocca Borromea and Rocca Borromeo. Explore Stresa's surroundings by going to Cannero Riviera (Parco Degli Agrumi & Castelli di Cannero), Le Serenelle (in Luino) and Orrido di sant'anna (in Cannobio). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Alpyland Mottarone, admire the striking features of Borromeo Palace, explore the historical opulence of Isola Bella, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Santi Ambrogio e Theodolo.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Stresa trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Locarno to Stresa in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. November in Stresa sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Stresa

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Lake Maggiore, Verbania, Cannero Riviera, Lake Maggiore, Arona
Highlights from your plan
Palazzo Borromeo ©
Palazzo Borromeo
Isola Bella ©
Isola Bella
Rocca Borromeo ©
Rocca Borromeo

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