7 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

7 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

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

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Stresa, Italy
— 3 nights
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Locarno, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive to Zürich Airport, Fly to Queen Alia International Airport

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Stresa, Italy

— 3 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. Step out of Stresa to go to Arona and see Lungolago Arona, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Alpyland Mottarone, head off the coast to Isola Bella, steep yourself in history at Isola Madre, and browse for treasures at Epoque Antichita e Restauro.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Stresa holiday planner.

Amman, Jordan to Stresa is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Amman to Stresa. Traveling from Amman in February, expect Stresa to be little chillier, temps between 10°C and -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Locarno.

Things to do in Stresa

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Locarno, Switzerland

— 3 nights
Locarno's Mediterranean climate, palm trees, and 2,300 hours of sunlight per year make this city the warmest in Switzerland.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Piazza Grande, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Falconeria Locarno, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cardada. On your second day here, boost your wellbeing at Termali Salini & Spa Locarno, then gain insight at Centro Dannemann - Fabbrica Tabacchi, then make a trip to Piazza G. Motta, and finally make a trip to Lungolago Di Ascona.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Locarno travel route website.

Traveling by car from Stresa to Locarno takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In February, daytime highs in Locarno are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Locarno

Parks · Spas · Baths · Historic Sites

Side Trips