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 Piccolo Cimitero. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Stresa: Chiesa di Santa Veronica (in Calde), Santuario della Madonna della Riva (in Angera) and Arona (Palazzo di Giustizia & Chiesa di San Giuseppe). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Vittore, stop by Luigi Guffanti, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario della SS. Pieta, and get in on the family fun at Aquadventure Park.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Stresa trip builder app.

New York City, USA to Stresa is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from New York City in July since evenings lows in Stresa dip to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Locarno.
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 Pinacoteca Casa Rusca. Let the collections at Visconteo Castle and OnArte capture your imagination. There's lots more to do: get outside with Cimetta, make a trip to Chiesa di San Francesco, enjoy the sand and surf at Bagno pubblico La Lanca, and see the interesting displays at Fondazione Monte Verita.

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.
Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Beaches
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