20 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

20 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

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

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Fly to Zürich Airport, Drive to Locarno
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Locarno, Switzerland
— 8 nights
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Stresa, Italy
— 11 nights
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Locarno, Switzerland

— 8 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: stop by La Casa Del Te, get to know the resident critters at Falconeria Locarno, get outside with Indepth Outthere Adventures, and cool off at Lido Locarno.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Locarno road trip app.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Locarno is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Jeddah in January, things will get much colder in Locarno: highs are around 9°C and lows about -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Stresa.

Things to do in Locarno

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Stresa, Italy

— 11 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: Chiesa di Santa Veronica (in Calde), Angera (Rocca Borromeo, Lungolago di Angera, &more) and Lago Maggiore (in Verbania). There's still lots to do: view the masterpieces at Palazzo Borromeo, go for a walk through Lungolago Arona, get engrossed in the history at House of The Resistance, and admire the landmark architecture of Villa Ducale.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Stresa trip planner.

Getting from Locarno to Stresa by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In January in Stresa, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and -3°C at night. On the 20th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Stresa

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips