17 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

17 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly + Train:  26 h
1
Stresa, Italy
— 8 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Locarno, Switzerland
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  29 h
End: Sydney, Australia

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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Stresa: Laveno-Mombello (Madonna del Calciatore, Il Centro Storico Laveno-Mombello, &more), Luino (Pista ciclo-pedonale Luino-Valcuvia & Mercato di Luino) and Orrido di sant'anna (in Cannobio). The adventure continues: take in the exciting artwork at Palazzo Borromeo, explore the activities along Lago Maggiore, head off the coast to Isola Bella, and take in the pleasant sights at Vetta di Mottarone.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Stresa day trip planning tool.

Sydney, Australia to Stresa is an approximately 26- hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 9 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Locarno.

Things to do in Stresa

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Lake Maggiore, Arona, Verbania, Baveno, Lake Maggiore
Highlights from your plan
Palazzo Borromeo ©
Palazzo Borromeo
Park Pallavicino ©
Park Pallavicino
Alpyland Mottarone ©
Alpyland Mottarone

6
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. Next up on the itinerary: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Falconeria Locarno, make a splash at Lido Locarno, take a leisurely stroll along Porto Regionale di Locarno SA, and get outside with Indepth Outthere Adventures.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Locarno trip planner.

You can drive from Stresa to Locarno in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Locarno are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 16th (Wed), you're off to home.

Things to do in Locarno

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ascona, Orselina
Highlights from your plan
Cimetta ©
Cimetta
Falconeria Locarno ©
Falconeria Locarno
Lido Locarno ©
Lido Locarno

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