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 19th (Sun), get to know the resident critters at Falconeria Locarno, thenmake a splash at Lido Locarno, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso, and finally see human ingenuity at work at Verzasca Dam. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Lungolago Di Ascona, make a trip to Piazza G. Motta, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cardada, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza Grande.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can 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. The time zone changes from Turkey Time (TRT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. July in Locarno sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Stresa.

Things to do in Locarno

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Ascona, Orselina
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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. Change things up with these side-trips from Stresa: Lago Maggiore (in Verbania) and Angera (Santuario della Madonna della Riva, Rocca Borromeo, &more). Next up on the itinerary: view the masterpieces at Palazzo Borromeo, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Park Pallavicino, pause for some photo ops at Statue of San Carlone, and stroll through Isola Madre.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Stresa holiday planning tool.

You can drive from Locarno to Stresa in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Stresa sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Stresa

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Lake Maggiore, Verbania, Arona, Lake Maggiore, Sacro Monte di Ghiffa
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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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