16 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

16 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) route planner

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Fly to Zürich Airport, Drive to Locarno
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Locarno, Switzerland
— 6 nights
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Stresa, Italy
— 9 nights
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Locarno, Switzerland

— 6 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 zoos & aquariums, theme parks, and baths. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Falconeria Locarno, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Michele, see the interesting displays at Pinacoteca Casa Rusca, and delve into the lush surroundings at Naturreservat Bolle die Magadino.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Locarno trip itinerary builder.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Locarno is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Riyadh to Locarno is minus 2 hours. In June, Locarno is much colder than Riyadh - with highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Stresa.

Things to do in Locarno

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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. Venture out of the city with trips to Cascate Della Froda (in Castelveccana), Gottard Park (in Castelletto sopra Ticino) and Il Parco dei Lagoni di Mercurago (in Dormelletto). And it doesn't end there: view the masterpieces at Palazzo Borromeo, step off the mainland to explore Island of the Fishermen (Isola dei Pescatori), steep yourself in history at Isola Bella, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Isola Madre.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Stresa trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Locarno to Stresa takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Stresa

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips