8 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

8 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

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8 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

Start: Tallinn, Estonia
Fly + Drive:  15​h
1
Locarno, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Stresa, Italy
— 5 nights
Train + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Tallinn, Estonia

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): meet the residents at Falconeria Locarno, cool off at Lido Locarno, and then don't miss a visit to Lungolago Di Ascona. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Michele, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cardada, take in the exciting artwork at OnArte, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso, and finally make a trip to Piazza Grande.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Locarno vacation planner.

Tallinn, Estonia to Locarno is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Tallinn to Locarno, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, Locarno is a bit warmer than Tallinn - with highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Stresa.

Things to do in Locarno

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Orselina, OnArte, Lungolago Di Ascona
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Falconeria Locarno ©
Falconeria Locarno
Lido Locarno ©
Lido Locarno
Cardada ©
Cardada

5
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. Change things up with these side-trips from Stresa: Lago Maggiore (in Verbania), Chiesa di Santa Veronica (in Calde) and Il Centro Storico Laveno-Mombello (in Laveno-Mombello). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Palazzo Borromeo, step into the grandiose world of Isola Bella, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto, and head off the coast to Island of the Fishermen (Isola dei Pescatori).

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Stresa day trip planning website .

Drive from Locarno to Stresa in an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a train. October in Stresa sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Stresa

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Lake Maggiore, Arona, Baveno, Lake Maggiore, Verbania
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Palazzo Borromeo ©
Palazzo Borromeo
Isola Bella ©
Isola Bella
Lago Maggiore ©
Lago Maggiore

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