13 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

13 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) journey planner

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

— 7 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. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo Internazionale Design Ceramico and Museo del Paesaggio. Step off the beaten path and head to Lungolago Stresa and Chiesa di San Vittore. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Stresa: Arona (Palazzo di Giustizia & Chiesa di San Giuseppe), Chiesa di Santa Veronica (in Calde) and Santuario della Madonna della Riva (in Angera). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Borromeo Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Marta, stroll the grounds of Piccolo Cimitero, and stroll through Spiaggia di Ceresolo (Detta Spiaggia dei Tedeschi).

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Stresa day trip tool.

New York City, USA to Stresa is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Stresa is 6 hours. Traveling from New York City in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Stresa, with lows of 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Locarno.

Things to do in Stresa

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

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Locarno, Switzerland

— 5 nights
Locarno's Mediterranean climate, palm trees, and 2,300 hours of sunlight per year make this city the warmest in Switzerland.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Ghisla Art Collection and Fondazione Monte Verita. Let the collections at Pinacoteca Casa Rusca and Visconteo Castle capture your imagination. There's still lots to do: make a splash at Lido Locarno, make a trip to Chiesa di San Francesco, head outdoors with Cimetta, and steep yourself in history at Castello Bernese.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Locarno trip planner.

You can drive from Stresa to Locarno in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Locarno can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Locarno

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Beaches

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