7 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

7 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Istanbul, Turkey
Fly + Drive:  13 h
1
Locarno, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Stresa, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Istanbul, Turkey

2
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.
On the 15th (Sat), make a trip to Piazza G. Motta, see human ingenuity at work at Verzasca Dam, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): get to know the resident critters at Falconeria Locarno, thencool off at Lido Locarno, thendon't miss a visit to Lungolago Di Ascona, and finally head off the coast to Brissago Islands.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Locarno trip itinerary planning tool.

Istanbul, Turkey to Locarno is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Locarno. Expect little chillier evenings in Locarno when traveling from Istanbul in August, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Stresa.

Things to do in Locarno

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ascona, Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso, Brissago Islands
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Falconeria Locarno ©
Falconeria Locarno
Lido Locarno ©
Lido Locarno
Verzasca Dam ©
Verzasca Dam

4
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: Lago Maggiore (in Verbania) and Angera (Santuario della Madonna della Riva, Rocca Borromeo, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Borromeo, step off the mainland to explore Island of the Fishermen (Isola dei Pescatori), appreciate the history behind Statue of San Carlone, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Stresa trip planner.

Traveling by car from Locarno to Stresa takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Stresa are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Stresa

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Lake Maggiore, Verbania, Arona, Lake Maggiore
Highlights from your plan
Palazzo Borromeo ©
Palazzo Borromeo
Park Pallavicino ©
Park Pallavicino
Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto ©
Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto

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