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 Palazzo Borromeo and Museo Internazionale Design Ceramico. Step off the beaten path and head to Lungolago Stresa and Borromeo Palace. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Stresa: Chiesa di Santa Veronica (in Calde), Arona (Palazzo di Giustizia & Chiesa di San Giuseppe) and Santuario della Madonna della Riva (in Angera). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario della SS. Pieta, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Marta, tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiaggia di Ceresolo (Detta Spiaggia dei Tedeschi), and find something for the whole family at Aquadventure Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Stresa trip planner.

New York City, USA to Stresa is an approximately 13-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Stresa. Traveling from New York City in July, Stresa is little chillier at night with lows of 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Locarno.

Things to do in Stresa

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

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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 OnArte. Let the collections at Pinacoteca Casa Rusca and Fondazione Monte Verita capture your imagination. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Bagno pubblico La Lanca, examine the collection at Visconteo Castle, make a splash at Lido Locarno, and head outdoors with Lido Brissago.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Locarno trip itinerary website.

Drive from Stresa to Locarno in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Locarno are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 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

Side Trips

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