7 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

7 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

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7 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

Start: Newark, United States
Fly + Drive:  15 h 15 min
1
Locarno, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
2
Stresa, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  13 h 45 min
End: Newark, United States

1
night
Locarno, Switzerland

Locarno ©
Locarno's Mediterranean climate, palm trees, and 2,300 hours of sunlight per year make this city the warmest in Switzerland.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): meet the residents at Falconeria Locarno and then don't miss a visit to Piazza Grande. On your second day here, make a splash at Lido Locarno, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Michele, and finally don't miss a visit to Lungolago Di Ascona.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Locarno day trip planning website.

Newark, USA to Locarno is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Locarno is 6 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Locarno can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Stresa.

Things to do in Locarno

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trips

Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso, Lungolago Di Ascona
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Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso ©
Chiesa di San Michele ©
Chiesa di San Michele
Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta ©
Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta

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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. Shop till you drop at Palazzo Borromeo and Stresa Museum Store. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Isola Bella and Isola Madre. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Stresa: Angera (Santuario della Madonna della Riva & Rocca Borromeo), Il Centro Storico Laveno-Mombello (in Laveno-Mombello) and Lago Maggiore (in Verbania). There's much more to do: browse for treasures at Epoque Antichita e Restauro, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Madonna di Campagna, appreciate the extensive heritage of Il Centro Storico di Arona, and steep yourself in history at Parco della Rocca Borromea.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Stresa itinerary builder site.

Getting from Locarno to Stresa by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May in Stresa, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Stresa

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Lake Maggiore, Verbania, Arona, Lake Maggiore, Chiesa di San Donato
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Palazzo Borromeo ©
Palazzo Borromeo
Isola Bella ©
Isola Bella
Rocca Borromeo ©
Rocca Borromeo

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