12 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

12 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

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12 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad, India
Fly + Train:  14 h 15 min
1
Stresa, Italy
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Locarno, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  19 h 30 min
End: Ahmedabad, India

6
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. Explore Stresa's surroundings by going to Via Labiena (in Laveno-Mombello), Angera (Enoteca Savini, Rocca Borromeo, &more) and Lago Maggiore (in Verbania). There's lots more to do: view the masterpieces at Palazzo Borromeo, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Vittore, stroll through Isola Madre, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Stresa trip planner.

Ahmedabad, India to Stresa is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Ahmedabad to Stresa due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ahmedabad in February, expect Stresa to be much colder, temps between 10°C and -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Locarno.

Things to do in Stresa

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

4
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Cardada in Orselina (about 36 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Michele, look for gifts at La Casa Del Te, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta, and don't miss a visit to Piazza G. Motta.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Locarno trip builder website.

You can drive from Stresa to Locarno in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In February, daytime highs in Locarno are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Locarno

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Ascona, Brissago, Orselina
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Falconeria Locarno ©
Falconeria Locarno
Chiesa di San Michele ©
Chiesa di San Michele
Piazza Grande ©
Piazza Grande

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