8 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

8 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly + Drive:  12 h
1
Locarno, Switzerland
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h
2
Stresa, Italy
— 6 nights
+2
Train + Fly + Train:  6 h
End: London, United Kingdom

1
day
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 10th (Mon): get to know the resident critters at Falconeria Locarno, then pause for some serene contemplation at Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso, then play a few rounds at Sake Golf, and finally don't miss a visit to Lungolago Di Ascona.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Locarno trip planner.

London, UK to Locarno is an approximately 12- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from London to Locarno, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in June, expect Locarno to be a bit warmer, temps between 30°C and 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Stresa.

Things to do in Locarno

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Sake Golf, Lungolago Di Ascona, Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso
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Falconeria Locarno ©
Falconeria Locarno
Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso ©
Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso
Lungolago Di Ascona ©
Lungolago Di Ascona

6
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. Get outdoors at Isola Bella and Spiaggia di Cerro. Do some cultural sightseeing at Palazzo Borromeo and Rocca Borromeo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Stresa: Lago Maggiore (in Verbania) and Laveno-Mombello (Monastero Degli Umiliati Al Bostano & Museo Internazionale Design Ceramico). There's lots more to do: get to know the resident critters at Park Pallavicino, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Vittore, stop by La Cambusa, and step off the mainland to explore Isole Borromee.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Stresa tour itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Locarno to Stresa takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Stresa are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Stresa

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Lake Maggiore, Verbania, Lake Maggiore, Arona
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Palazzo Borromeo ©
Palazzo Borromeo
Isola Bella ©
Isola Bella
Isola Madre ©
Isola Madre

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