20 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

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Stresa, Italy
— 9 nights
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Locarno, Switzerland
— 10 nights
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Stresa, Italy — 9 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. Change things up with these side-trips from Stresa: Lago Maggiore (in Verbania), Rocca Borromeo (in Angera) and Abbazia Di San Donato (in Sesto Calende). There's much more to do: view the masterpieces at Palazzo Borromeo, get great views at Vetta di Mottarone, admire the striking features of Villa Ducale, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Veronica.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Stresa trip planner.

New Delhi, India to Stresa is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Stresa due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Delhi in December, expect Stresa to be cooler, temps between 10°C and -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Locarno.
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Locarno, Switzerland — 10 nights

Locarno's Mediterranean climate, palm trees, and 2,300 hours of sunlight per year make this city the warmest in Switzerland.
Locarno is known for sightseeing, zoos & aquariums, and theme parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: look for gifts at La Casa Del Te, travel the rails with Centovalli Railway, get to know the resident critters at Falconeria Locarno, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Michele.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Locarno trip planner.

You can drive from Stresa to Locarno in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.
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