6 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

6 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

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6 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

Sydney, Australia
Fly:  30​h
Stresa, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
Ascona, Switzerland
— Few hours
Fly:  35​h
Sydney, Australia

2
days
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. On the 5th (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of Borromeo Palace, don't miss a visit to Orrido di sant'anna, then savor the flavors at Luigi Guffanti 1876, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Borromeo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): tee off at Iles des Borromees Golf Club, then have some family-friendly fun at Lov Beach Minigolf La Betulla Stresa, and then don't miss a visit to Santi Ambrogio and Theodolo.

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Sydney, Australia to Stresa is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -9 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sydney in October, with highs in Stresa at 20°C and lows at 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ascona.

Things to do in Stresa

Golf Outdoors Fun & Games

Side Trips

Iles des Borromees Golf Club, Luigi Guffanti 1876, Borromeo Palace, Orrido di sant'anna
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Iles des Borromees Golf Club
Iles des Borromees Golf Club
Palazzo Borromeo ©
Palazzo Borromeo

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Ascona, Switzerland

Ascona ©
Ascona is a municipality in the district of Locarno in the canton of Ticino in Switzerland.It is located on the shore of Lake Maggiore.The town is a popular tourist destination, and holds a yearly jazz festival, the Ascona Jazz Festival.HistoryPrehistoric AsconaThe oldest archaeological finds in Ascona go back to the beginnings of Late Bronze Age. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): make a trip to Lungolago Di Ascona, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa Nuova o S. Maria Assunta, then don't miss a visit to Collegio Pontificio Papio, and finally make a trip to Piazza G. Motta.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Ascona itinerary planner.

Getting from Stresa to Ascona by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ascona

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chiesa Nuova o S. Maria Assunta
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Chiesa Nuova o S. Maria Assunta ©
Chiesa Nuova o S. Maria Assunta
Lungolago Di Ascona ©
Lungolago Di Ascona
Piazza G. Motta
Piazza G. Motta

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