11 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

11 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

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11 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

Start: Mysuru (Mysore), India
+3
Train + Foot + Bus + Fly:  22 h 30 min
1
Stresa, Italy
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Locarno, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  25 h
End: Mysuru (Mysore), India

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. Get out of town with these interesting Stresa side-trips: Orrido di sant'anna (in Cannobio), Chiesa di Santa Veronica (in Calde) and Angera (Rocca Borromeo & Distilleria Rossi d’Angera). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Palazzo Borromeo, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Vittore, get great views at Alpyland Mottarone, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Stresa journey builder .

Mysuru (Mysore), India to Stresa is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) to Stresa is minus 4 hours. In April, Stresa is cooler than Mysuru (Mysore) - with highs of 22°C and lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Locarno.

Things to do in Stresa

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Lake Maggiore, Verbania, Lake Maggiore, Arona, Chiesa di San Donato
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Palazzo Borromeo ©
Palazzo Borromeo
Park Pallavicino ©
Park Pallavicino
Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto ©
Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto

3
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.
Locarno is known for zoos & aquariums, theme parks, and baths. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Falconeria Locarno, make a trip to Collegio Pontificio Papio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Michele, and admire the engineering at Verzasca Dam.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Locarno trip planner .

Traveling by car from Stresa to Locarno takes an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a train. In April in Locarno, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Locarno

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Ascona, Brissago, Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso
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Falconeria Locarno ©
Falconeria Locarno
Chiesa di San Michele ©
Chiesa di San Michele
Verzasca Dam ©
Verzasca Dam

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