5 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) & North Iceland Itinerary

5 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) & North Iceland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly + Train:  10 h
1
Stresa, Italy
— 1 night
+2
Train + Fly + Bus:  12 h 30 min
2
Akureyri, Iceland
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Shuttle + Fly:  16 h
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

1
night
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. To see reviews and more tourist information, read Stresa itinerary planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Stresa is an approximately 9.5- hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Dubai in November, expect Stresa to be colder, temps between 15°C and 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Stresa

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Isola Madre, Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto, Isola Bella
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Palazzo Borromeo ©
Palazzo Borromeo
Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto ©
Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto
Isola Bella ©
Isola Bella

2
nights
Akureyri, Iceland

Akureyri ©
Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
On the 13th (Wed), take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall, then get engrossed in the history at The Industry Museum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Saurbaejarkirkja. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: race across the water with a speed boat tour, then take in nature's colorful creations at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Akureyri tour planner.

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and bus from Stresa to Akureyri takes 17 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Stresa to Akureyri. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Stresa in November; daily highs in Akureyri reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours Parks Wildlife
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Goðafoss Waterfall ©
Goðafoss Waterfall
Saurbaejarkirkja ©
Saurbaejarkirkja
The Industry Museum ©
The Industry Museum

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