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

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

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Route & dates

Start: New York City, United States
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  11 h 45 min
1
Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  11 h
2
Locarno, Switzerland
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h
3
Stresa, Italy
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Fly + Train:  6 h
4
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Train + 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Stendorren Nature Reserve and Fjallnora Friluftsomrade. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ostermalm Saluhall and The English Bookshop. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Vasa Museum, head off the coast to Langholmen, and stop by HildaHilda.

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New York City, USA to Stockholm is an approximately 12- hour combination of train, bus, and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Traveling from New York City to Stockholm, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, Stockholm is a bit cooler than New York City - with highs of 70°F and lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Locarno.

Things to do in Stockholm

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

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

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.
On the 9th (Thu), take a memorable tour with Segeln Lago Maggiore, don't miss a visit to Collegio Pontificio Papio, and then look for gifts at La Casa Del Te.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Locarno trip itinerary tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Stockholm to Locarno. In August, Locarno is a bit warmer than Stockholm - with highs of 81°F and lows of 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive 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): scramble along the landscape with Lago Maggiore Canyoning, stroll through Isola Bella, and then view the masterpieces at Palazzo Borromeo. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse for treasures at Epoque Antichita e Restauro, look for gifts at Ferri Cristina, and then join in the after-dark buzz at Le Serenelle.

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Traveling by car from Locarno to Stresa takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Stresa can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Stresa

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank House. Head to Albert Cuyp Market and Leafdefor plenty of shopping. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, wander the streets of The Jordaan, look for gifts at The American Book Center, and visit De 9 Straatjes.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Stresa to Amsterdam in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Stresa in August: high temperatures in Amsterdam hover around 72°F and lows are around 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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