11 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) travel route planner
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Ascona, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Stresa, Italy
— 7 nights
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Ascona, Switzerland — 3 nights

Ascona is a municipality in the district of Locarno in the canton of Ticino in Switzerland.It is located on the shore of Lake Maggiore.The town is a popular tourist destination, and holds a yearly jazz festival, the Ascona Jazz Festival.HistoryPrehistoric AsconaThe oldest archaeological finds in Ascona go back to the beginnings of Late Bronze Age. Ascona is known for sightseeing, adventure, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Lungolago Di Ascona, stroll around Brissago Islands, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso, and admire the engineering at Verzasca Dam.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Ascona day trip planning site.

London, UK to Ascona is an approximately 13-hour car ride. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from London in May; daily highs in Ascona reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Stresa.
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Stresa, Italy — 7 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 Stresa's surroundings by going to Angera (Oasi della Bruschera, Rocca Borromeo, &more), Lago Maggiore (in Verbania) and Lungolago Arona (in Arona). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Palazzo Borromeo, go for a walk through Lungolago Stresa, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Vittore, and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Epoque Antichita e Restauro.

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Traveling by car from Ascona to Stresa takes 1.5 hours. May in Stresa sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can fly back home.
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