24 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

24 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

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

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Stresa, Italy
— 11 nights
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Locarno, Switzerland
— 11 nights
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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), Pista Ciclo-Pedonale Cittiglio - Laveno Mombello (in Cittiglio) and Angera (Distilleria Rossi d’Angera, Santuario della Madonna della Riva, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Borromeo, stroll through Isola Madre, take in the pleasant sights at Lungolago Stresa, and take some stellar pictures from Alpyland Mottarone.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Stresa online trip maker.

Chennai, India to Stresa is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -4.5 hour difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Chennai in October: high temperatures in Stresa hover around 21°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Locarno.

Things to do in Stresa

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Locarno, Switzerland

— 11 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: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Michele, see human ingenuity at work at Verzasca Dam, get outside with Cimetta, and examine the collection at Ghisla Art Collection.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Locarno route maker tool.

Getting from Stresa to Locarno by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Locarno are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Locarno

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips