44 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

44 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

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Fly to Zürich Airport, Drive to Locarno
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Locarno, Switzerland
— 20 nights
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Stresa, Italy
— 23 nights
Fly to New York JFK, Train to Philadelphia

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Locarno, Switzerland — 20 nights

Locarno's Mediterranean climate, palm trees, and 2,300 hours of sunlight per year make this city the warmest in Switzerland.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso and Chiesa San Vittore. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Falconeria Locarno and Cimetta. There's lots more to do: admire the engineering at Verzasca Dam, examine the collection at Pinacoteca Casa Rusca, boost your wellbeing at Termali Salini & Spa Locarno, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Collegiata di San Vittore.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Locarno trip planner.

Philadelphia, USA to Locarno is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. In September, Locarno is a bit cooler than Philadelphia - with highs of 73°F and lows of 56°F. On the 17th (Mon), you'll travel to Stresa.
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Stresa, Italy — 23 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. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Parco della Rocca Borromea and Vetta di Mottarone. Your inner history buff will appreciate Palazzo Borromeo and Chiesa Santi Ambrogio e Theodolo. Venture out of the city with trips to Arona (Palazzo di Giustizia, Lungolago Arona, &more), Fortificazioni del Monte Morissolo (in Cannero Riviera) and Laveno-Mombello (Museo Internazionale Design Ceramico, Chiesa Santa Maria del Pianto, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Vittore Martire, stroll the grounds of Piccolo Cimitero, admire the striking features of Villa Ducale, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Vittore.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Stresa trip app.

You can drive from Locarno to Stresa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Stresa can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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