8 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) & Rome Itinerary

8 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) & Rome Itinerary

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1
Stresa
— 2 nights
2
Rome
— 5 nights

2
nights
Stresa

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 1st (Sat), browse for treasures at Epoque Antichita e Restauro. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Alpe San Michele, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Cascate Della Froda, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Riserva Naturale Speciale di Fondotoce.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Stresa tour builder tool.

London, UK to Stresa is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Stresa. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in August: high temperatures in Stresa hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Stresa

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Verbania, Lake Maggiore, Isola Bella
Highlights from your plan
Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto ©
Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto
Palazzo Borromeo ©
Palazzo Borromeo
Riserva Naturale Speciale di Fondotoce ©
Riserva Naturale Speciale di Fondotoce

5
nights
Rome

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, don't miss a visit to Roman Forum, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Stresa to Rome takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Stresa in August, expect Rome to be somewhat warmer, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

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