7 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

7 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) attractions 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. Go for a jaunt from Stresa to Arona to see Lungolago Arona about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get your game on at Alpyland Mottarone, steep yourself in history at Isola Madre, don't miss a visit to Parco della Rocca Borromea, and take in the exciting artwork at Palazzo Borromeo.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Stresa trip planner.

Amman, Jordan to Stresa is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In February, Stresa is slightly colder than Amman - with highs of 10°C and lows of -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car 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.
On the 7th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Piazza Grande, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Falconeria Locarno, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Cardada. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): soak away your stress at Termali Salini & Spa Locarno, then gain insight at Centro Dannemann - Fabbrica Tabacchi, then make a trip to Piazza G. Motta, and finally don't miss a visit to Lungolago Di Ascona.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Locarno online trip planner.

Getting from Stresa to Locarno by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In February, daily temperatures in Locarno can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Locarno

Parks · Baths · Spas · Historic Sites

Side Trips