16 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

16 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Johannesburg, South Africa
Fly:  17 h 15 min
1
Stresa, Italy
— 8 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Locarno, Switzerland
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  19 h 15 min
End: Johannesburg, South Africa

8
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. Get out of town with these interesting Stresa side-trips: Museo Meina (in Meina), Lago Maggiore (in Verbania) and Cannobio (Collegiata San Vittore Martire & Orrido di sant'anna). There's still lots to do: view the masterpieces at Palazzo Borromeo, explore the historical opulence of Rocca Borromeo, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Park Pallavicino, and steep yourself in history at Isola Bella.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Stresa vacation builder.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Stresa is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Johannesburg to Stresa. Traveling from Johannesburg in August, things will get a bit warmer in Stresa: highs are around 33°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Locarno.

Things to do in Stresa

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Lake Maggiore, Arona, Verbania, Baveno, Lake Maggiore
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Palazzo Borromeo ©
Palazzo Borromeo
Park Pallavicino ©
Park Pallavicino
Alpyland Mottarone ©
Alpyland Mottarone

6
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.
Step out of Locarno to go to Orselina and see Cardada, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get to know the resident critters at Falconeria Locarno, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and get outside with Cimetta.

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You can drive from Stresa to Locarno in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. August in Locarno sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Locarno

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Ascona, Orselina, Chiesa di San Lorenzo
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Falconeria Locarno ©
Falconeria Locarno
Lido Locarno ©
Lido Locarno
Verzasca Dam ©
Verzasca Dam

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