45 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

45 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

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45 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Canada
Fly + Drive:  15 h 30 min
1
Locarno, Switzerland
— 21 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Stresa, Italy
— 22 nights
Train + Fly:  14 h
End: Montreal, Canada

21
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: get to know the resident critters at Falconeria Locarno, get outside with Indepth Outthere Adventures, make a trip to Piazza Grande, and cool off at Lido Locarno.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Locarno visit site.

Montreal, Canada to Locarno is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Montreal to Locarno. While traveling from Montreal, expect warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Locarno, ranging from highs of 16°C to lows of 3°C. You'll set off for Stresa on the 17th (Fri).

Things to do in Locarno

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Ascona, Brissago, Orselina, Losone, Watersports
Highlights from your plan
Falconeria Locarno ©
Falconeria Locarno
Chiesa di San Michele ©
Chiesa di San Michele
Verzasca Dam ©
Verzasca Dam

22
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: Laveno-Mombello (Mosaico 150, Pizzoni di Laveno, &more), Porto Valtravaglia (Cascate Della Froda, Alpe San Michele, &more) and Angera (Museo Civico Archeologico, Rocca Borromeo, &more). The adventure continues: take in the exciting artwork at Palazzo Borromeo, take some stellar pictures from Alpyland Mottarone, admire the landmark architecture of Villa Ducale, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Stresa attractions planner.

Getting from Locarno to Stresa by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Stresa

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

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