32 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

32 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

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Fly to Z├╝rich Airport, Drive to Locarno
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Locarno, Switzerland
— 15 nights
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Stresa, Italy
— 14 nights
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Locarno, Switzerland

— 15 nights
Locarno's Mediterranean climate, palm trees, and 2,300 hours of sunlight per year make this city the warmest in Switzerland.
Locarno is known for zoos & aquariums, theme parks, and baths. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Falconeria Locarno, examine the collection at Pinacoteca Casa Rusca, get outside with Cimetta, and delve into the lush surroundings at Naturreservat Bolle die Magadino.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Locarno tour itinerary planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Locarno is an approximately 32-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Melbourne to Locarno, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Melbourne in June: highs in Locarno hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 18°C. On the 30th (Wed), you'll travel to Stresa.

Things to do in Locarno

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Stresa, Italy

— 14 nights
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. Change things up with these side-trips from Stresa: Alpe San Michele (in Porto Valtravaglia), Lago Maggiore (in Verbania) and Chiesa di Santa Veronica (in Calde). There's much more to do: view the masterpieces at Palazzo Borromeo, get to know the resident critters at Park Pallavicino, go for a walk through Lungolago Stresa, and explore the historical opulence of Isola Bella.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Stresa road trip site.

Drive from Locarno to Stresa in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June in Stresa, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Stresa

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips