45 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

45 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

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Fly to Zürich Airport, Drive to Locarno
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Locarno, Switzerland
— 21 nights
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Stresa, Italy
— 23 nights
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Locarno, Switzerland

— 21 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: make a splash at Lido Locarno, examine the collection at Pinacoteca Casa Rusca, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Falconeria Locarno, and look for gifts at La Casa Del Te.

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

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Locarno is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. In July, Locarno is somewhat warmer than Amsterdam - with highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Fri) before leaving for Stresa.

Things to do in Locarno

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Stresa, Italy

— 23 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: Cannero Riviera (Fortificazioni del Monte Morissolo & Castelli di Cannero), Angera (Distilleria Rossi d’Angera, Lungolago di Angera, &more) and Cannobio (Collegiata San Vittore Martire, Orrido di sant'anna, &more). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Palazzo Borromeo, go for a walk through Lungolago Stresa, admire the natural beauty at Giardino Botanico Alpinia, and step off the mainland to explore Isola Bella.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Stresa trip planner.

Drive from Locarno to Stresa in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Stresa can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Stresa

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips