8 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

8 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

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Stresa, Italy
— 4 nights
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Locarno, Switzerland
— 3 nights

4
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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. You'll explore and learn at Gottard Park and Museo del Paesaggio. Popular historic sites such as Borromeo Palace and Chiesa Santi Ambrogio e Theodolo are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Stresa side-trips: Le Serenelle (in Luino), Museo Internazionale Design Ceramico (in Laveno-Mombello) and Cannobio (Collegiata San Vittore Martire, Santuario della SS. Pieta, &more). There's much more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Palazzo Borromeo, play a few rounds at Iles des Borromees Golf Club, and step into the grandiose world of Isola Bella.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Stresa day trip tool.

Brussels, Belgium to Stresa is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Brussels in August, with highs in Stresa at 33°C and lows at 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Locarno.

Things to do in Stresa

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Cannobio, Lake Maggiore, Verbania, Isola Bella, Gottard Park
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Santuario della SS. Pieta ©
Santuario della SS. Pieta
Museo Internazionale Design Ceramico ©
Museo Internazionale Design Ceramico
Borromeo Palace ©
Borromeo Palace

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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 25th (Fri): examine the collection at Visconteo Castle, don't miss a visit to Piazza G. Motta, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Lungolago Di Ascona, then get interesting insight from Lido Ascona, and then see the interesting displays at Ghisla Art Collection.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Locarno online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Stresa to Locarno by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Locarno can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. On the 27th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Locarno

Tours · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trips

Ascona, Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso
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Piazza G. Motta ©
Piazza G. Motta
Ghisla Art Collection ©
Ghisla Art Collection
Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso ©
Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso

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