14 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

14 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly to Zürich Airport, Drive to Locarno
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Locarno, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Stresa, Italy
— 8 nights
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Locarno, Switzerland — 4 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 sightseeing, zoos & aquariums, and theme parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get to know the resident critters at Falconeria Locarno, examine the collection at Ghisla Art Collection, see human ingenuity at work at Verzasca Dam, and make a trip to Chiesa di San Francesco.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Locarno trip planning site.

Vancouver, Canada to Locarno is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 9 hour difference. When traveling from Vancouver in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Locarno, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Stresa.
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Stresa, Italy — 8 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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Stresa: Chiesa di Santa Veronica (in Calde), Angera (Santuario della Madonna della Riva, Rocca Borromeo, &more) and Lago Maggiore (in Verbania). There's still lots to do: take in the exciting artwork at Palazzo Borromeo, admire the natural beauty at Park Pallavicino, take in the pleasant sights at Lungolago Stresa, and get great views at Vetta di Mottarone.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Stresa online vacation builder.

Getting from Locarno to Stresa by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Stresa are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can fly back home.
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