20 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

20 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

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20 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly + Drive:  29​h
1
Locarno, Switzerland
— 8 nights
2
Stresa, Italy
— 9 nights
train + Fly:  26​h
End: Melbourne, Australia

8
nights
Locarno, Switzerland

Locarno ©
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, baths, museums, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Falconeria Locarno, see human ingenuity at work at Verzasca Dam, head off the coast to Isole di Brissago, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Locarno trip planning app .

Melbourne, Australia to Locarno is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 9 hours. In January, Locarno is cooler than Melbourne - with highs of 9°C and lows of -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Stresa.

Things to do in Locarno

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Ascona, Orselina, Brissago, Losone, OnArte
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Falconeria Locarno ©
Falconeria Locarno
Lido Locarno ©
Lido Locarno
Cardada ©
Cardada

9
nights
Stresa, Italy

Stresa ©
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: Lago Maggiore (in Verbania), Angera (Rocca di Angera & Rocca Borromeo) and Museo Gottard Park (in Castelletto sopra Ticino). And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of Palazzo Borromeo, head off the coast to Island of the Fishermen (Isola dei Pescatori), have fun at Lido di Meina Piscina 1, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Stresa trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Locarno to Stresa by car takes about an hour. Other options: ride a ferry; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to -3°C. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Stresa

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Verbania, Lake Maggiore, Arona, Lake Maggiore, Villa Fedora
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Lago Maggiore ©
Lago Maggiore
Isola Bella ©
Isola Bella
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Isola Madre

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