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
Drive to Zürich Airport, Fly to Barcelona

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Stresa, Italy

— 4 nights
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 out of town with these interesting Stresa side-trips: Rocca Borromeo (in Angera), Chiesa di Santa Veronica (in Calde) and Lago Maggiore (in Verbania). The adventure continues: take in the exciting artwork at Palazzo Borromeo, head off the coast to Isole Borromee, take some stellar pictures from Alpyland Mottarone, and get to know the resident critters at Park Pallavicino.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Stresa trip planner.

Barcelona, Spain to Stresa is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Stresa, with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Locarno.

Things to do in Stresa

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Locarno, Switzerland

— 3 nights
Locarno's Mediterranean climate, palm trees, and 2,300 hours of sunlight per year make this city the warmest in Switzerland.
Locarno is known for zoos & aquariums, theme parks, and baths. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a splash at Lido Locarno, head off the coast to Brissago Islands, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso, and take in the awesome beauty at Cardada.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Locarno trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Stresa to Locarno in an hour. Alternatively, you can 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Locarno

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Baths

Side Trips