13 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) & South of Spain Itinerary

13 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) & South of Spain Itinerary

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Start: Sacramento, United States
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  18 h 30 min
1
Verbania, Italy
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7 h 30 min
2
Marbella, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  18 h 45 min
End: Sacramento, United States

3
nights
Verbania, Italy

Verbania ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Verbania: Pont-Saint-Martin (in Pont-Saint-Martin), Lake Orta (in Orta San Giulio) and Forte di Bard (in Bard).

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Verbania trip maker website.

Sacramento, USA to Verbania is an approximately 18.5- hour combination of car and flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Sacramento to Verbania due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sacramento in June, you will find days in Verbania are little chillier (78°F), and nights are about the same (60°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Marbella.

Things to do in Verbania

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Isola Bella, Lago di Como, Palazzo Borromeo, Pont-Saint-Martin, Lake Orta
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Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto ©
Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto
Lago di Como ©
Lago di Como
Lake Orta ©
Lake Orta

2
nights
Marbella, Spain

Once a village of humble fishermen, Marbella is now one of the most cosmopolitan beach resorts on Spain’s world-famous Costa del Sol, boasting swanky nightclubs, classy hotels, and expensive restaurants.
On the 10th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Iglesia Mayor de la Encarnacion, then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, then take a leisurely stroll along Puerto Banus Marina, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Marbella Old Town. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Alcazaba and then take in the waterfront activity at Puerto Marina Benalmadena.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Marbella sightseeing planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Verbania to Marbella. June in Marbella sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Marbella

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Puerto Marina Benalmadena, Alcazaba
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Climbing Tours
Marbella Old Town ©
Marbella Old Town
Puerto Marina Benalmadena ©
Puerto Marina Benalmadena

2
nights
Granada, Spain

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nerja (Balcony of Europe, Fundación Cueva de Nerja, &more). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Alhambra, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Royal Chapel of Granada, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Albayzin.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Granada online trip builder.

You can drive from Marbella to Granada in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Seville.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trip

Nerja
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Balcony of Europe ©
Balcony of Europe
Burriana Beach ©
Burriana Beach

3
nights
Seville, Spain

Seville ©
A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Giralda, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), admire the natural beauty at Parque de Maria Luisa, and then get to know the fascinating history of Barrio Santa Cruz.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Seville route planner.

Traveling by car from Granada to Seville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. June in Seville sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

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