8 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

8 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Lilongwe, Malawi
Fly + Drive:  21 h 30 min
1
Stresa, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Locarno, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  22 h 30 min
End: Lilongwe, Malawi

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. Venture out of the city with trips to Orrido di sant'anna (in Cannobio), Angera (Distilleria Rossi d’Angera & Rocca Borromeo) and Lago Maggiore (in Verbania). There's still lots to do: take in the exciting artwork at Palazzo Borromeo, appreciate the history behind Statue of San Carlone, head off the coast to Island of the Fishermen (Isola dei Pescatori), and stroll through Isola Madre.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, read our Stresa trip builder app.

Lilongwe, Malawi to Stresa is an approximately 21.5- hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lilongwe to Stresa due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Stresa can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Locarno.

Things to do in Stresa

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Lake Maggiore, Verbania, Arona, Lake Maggiore, Orrido di sant'anna
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Palazzo Borromeo ©
Palazzo Borromeo
Park Pallavicino ©
Park Pallavicino
Alpyland Mottarone ©
Alpyland Mottarone

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso, cool off at Lido Locarno, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Falconeria Locarno, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza Grande.

Plan my trip to Locarno with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Stresa to Locarno takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Locarno are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Locarno

Historic Sites Parks Theme Parks

Side Trip

Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso
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Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso ©
Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso
Falconeria Locarno ©
Falconeria Locarno
Lido Locarno ©
Lido Locarno

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