8 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

8 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

5
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. Do some cultural sightseeing at Palazzo Borromeo and Rocca Borromeo. Explore Stresa's surroundings by going to Lago Maggiore (in Verbania) and Angera (Museo Civico Archeologico & Santuario della Madonna della Riva). And it doesn't end there: get to know the resident critters at Park Pallavicino, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto, head off the coast to Isola Madre, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Santi Ambrogio e Theodolo.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Stresa tour planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Stresa is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a train. Traveling from Zurich in August, you will find days in Stresa are a bit warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Locarno.

Things to do in Stresa

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Lake Maggiore, Verbania, Baveno, Arona, Lake Maggiore
Highlights from your plan
Palazzo Borromeo ©
Palazzo Borromeo
Isola Bella ©
Isola Bella
Rocca Borromeo ©
Rocca Borromeo

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 18th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Lungolago Di Ascona, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Michele, thenhead off the coast to Brissago Islands, and finally see human ingenuity at work at Verzasca Dam. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso, make a splash at Lido Locarno, thenmeet the residents at Falconeria Locarno, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza Grande.

For ratings and other tourist information, you can read our Locarno route planning site.

Traveling by car from Stresa to Locarno takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Locarno can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Locarno

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso, Lungolago Di Ascona, Brissago Islands
Highlights from your plan
Falconeria Locarno ©
Falconeria Locarno
Chiesa di San Michele ©
Chiesa di San Michele
Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso ©
Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso

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