15 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

15 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

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15 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

Start: Bucharest, Romania
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Stresa, Italy
— 7 nights
2
Locarno, Switzerland
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Bucharest, Romania

7
nights
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. Attractions like Parco della Rocca Borromea and Suna Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Discover out-of-the-way places like Isole Borromee and Alpyland Mottarone. Get out of town with these interesting Stresa side-trips: Lago Maggiore (in Verbania), Rocca Borromeo (in Angera) and Arona (Il Lungo Lago & Il Centro Storico di Arona). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Borromeo, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Park Pallavicino, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Madonna di Campagna, and enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Cerro.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Stresa travel itinerary planner.

Bucharest, Romania to Stresa is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July, daily temperatures in Stresa can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Locarno.

Things to do in Stresa

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lake Maggiore, Verbania, Arona, Lake Maggiore, Chiesa Parrochiale dei Santi Gervaso e Protaso
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Palazzo Borromeo ©
Palazzo Borromeo
Parco della Rocca Borromea ©
Parco della Rocca Borromea
Alpyland Mottarone ©
Alpyland Mottarone

6
nights
Locarno, Switzerland

Locarno ©
Locarno's Mediterranean climate, palm trees, and 2,300 hours of sunlight per year make this city the warmest in Switzerland.
Explore hidden gems such as Falconeria Locarno and Cardada. Next up on the itinerary: make a splash at Lido Locarno, step off the mainland to explore Isole di Brissago, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso, and head outdoors with Indepth Outthere Adventures.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Locarno route website .

You can drive from Stresa to Locarno in an hour. Other options are to ride a ferry; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Locarno

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Ascona, Brissago, Orselina, OnArte, Sake Golf
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Falconeria Locarno ©
Falconeria Locarno
Lido Locarno ©
Lido Locarno
Cimetta ©
Cimetta

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