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 Borromeo Palace. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Stresa: Santuario della Madonna della Riva (in Angera), Chiesa di Santa Veronica (in Calde) and Arona (Palazzo di Giustizia & Chiesa di San Giuseppe). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Vittore, take in the dramatic scenery at Cascate Della Froda, stroll the grounds of Piccolo Cimitero, and browse for treasures at Epoque Antichita e Restauro.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Stresa road trip planning app.

New York City, USA to Stresa is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Stresa, with lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Locarno.
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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 Castello Bernese. Let the collections at Fondazione Monte Verita and Visconteo Castle capture your imagination. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Chiesa di San Francesco, examine the collection at Pinacoteca Casa Rusca, take in the awesome beauty at Cimetta, and enjoy some diversion at 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 1.5 hours. 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.
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