7 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

7 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

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Stresa, Italy
— 2 nights
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Locarno, Switzerland
— 2 nights

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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. On the 26th (Sat), step off the mainland to explore Isola Bella, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Lago Maggiore, thentake in the exciting artwork at Palazzo Borromeo, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Statue of San Carlone, thenget to know the resident critters at Park Pallavicino, and then step off the mainland to explore Isola Madre.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Stresa trip itinerary builder.

Karachi, Pakistan to Stresa is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Pakistan Standard Time (PKT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 4 hours. In August, Stresa is a bit cooler than Karachi - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Locarno.

Things to do in Stresa

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Verbania, Isola Bella, Isola Madre, Statue of San Carlone
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Palazzo Borromeo ©
Palazzo Borromeo
Park Pallavicino ©
Park Pallavicino
Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto ©
Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto

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Locarno, Switzerland

Locarno ©
Locarno's Mediterranean climate, palm trees, and 2,300 hours of sunlight per year make this city the warmest in Switzerland.
Change things up with a short trip to Cardada in Orselina (about 36 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the resident critters at Falconeria Locarno, don't miss a visit to Lungolago Di Ascona, see human ingenuity at work at Verzasca Dam, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Locarno tour website.

You can drive from Stresa to Locarno in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Locarno can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Locarno

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Orselina, Ascona
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Falconeria Locarno ©
Falconeria Locarno
Lido Locarno ©
Lido Locarno
Verzasca Dam ©
Verzasca Dam

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