11 days in Stockholm, Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) & Amsterdam Itinerary

11 days in Stockholm, Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) & Amsterdam Itinerary

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11 days in Stockholm, Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) & Amsterdam Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  11​h
2
Locarno, Switzerland
— 1 day
3
Stresa, Italy
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  6​h
4
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: New York City, United States

2
nights
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Explore hidden gems such as Ostermalm Saluhall and Fjallnora Friluftsomrade. Head to The English Bookshop and HildaHildafor plenty of shopping. Take a break from Stockholm with a short trip to Stendorren Nature Reserve in Tystberga, about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Vasa Museum and head off the coast to Langholmen.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Stockholm itinerary tool .

New York City, USA to Stockholm is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from New York City in August; daily highs in Stockholm reach 70°F and lows reach 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Locarno.

Things to do in Stockholm

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Uppsala, Stendorren Nature Reserve
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Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Langholmen ©
Langholmen
Fjallnora Friluftsomrade ©
Fjallnora Friluftsomrade

1
day
Locarno, Switzerland

Locarno ©
Locarno's Mediterranean climate, palm trees, and 2,300 hours of sunlight per year make this city the warmest in Switzerland.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): head outdoors with Segeln Lago Maggiore, then don't miss a visit to Collegio Pontificio Papio, and then look for gifts at La Casa Del Te.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Stockholm to Locarno. Traveling from Stockholm in August, things will get a bit warmer in Locarno: highs are around 81°F and lows about 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Stresa.

Things to do in Locarno

Tours Outdoors Shopping

Side Trip

Collegio Pontificio Papio
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Segeln Lago Maggiore ©
Segeln Lago Maggiore
La Casa Del Te ©
La Casa Del Te
Collegio Pontificio Papio ©
Collegio Pontificio Papio

2
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. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): push the limits with Lago Maggiore Canyoning, step off the mainland to explore Isola Bella, and then admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Borromeo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Epoque Antichita e Restauro, stop by Ferri Cristina, and then get a taste of local nightlife at Le Serenelle.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Stresa trip planning app .

Drive from Locarno to Stresa in an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Stresa

Outdoors Parks Nightlife

Side Trips

Lago Maggiore Canyoning, Le Serenelle, Isola Bella
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Palazzo Borromeo ©
Palazzo Borromeo
Isola Bella ©
Isola Bella

3
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Head to Albert Cuyp Market and Leafdefor plenty of shopping. Take a break from the city and head to Fruittuin van West and Rederij De Jordaan. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, wander the streets of The Jordaan, take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, and stop by The American Book Center.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Amsterdam trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Stresa to Amsterdam takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. In August, Amsterdam is slightly colder than Stresa - with highs of 72°F and lows of 56°F. On the 15th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
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Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House

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