15 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

15 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

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15 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

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

6
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.
Bring the kids along to Falconeria Locarno and Lido Locarno. When in Locarno, make a side trip to see Cardada in Orselina, approximately 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the engineering at Verzasca Dam, make a trip to Chiesa di San Francesco, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Michele, and head outdoors with Cimetta.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Locarno attractions tool .

Mumbai, India to Locarno is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Locarno is minus 4 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Mumbai in May, with highs in Locarno at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can go by car to Stresa.

Things to do in Locarno

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Ascona, Brissago, Orselina, OnArte
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Falconeria Locarno ©
Falconeria Locarno
Lido Locarno ©
Lido Locarno
Verzasca Dam ©
Verzasca Dam

8
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. Bring the kids along to Park Pallavicino and Parco della Rocca Borromea. Venture out of the city with trips to Parco dei Lagoni di Mercurago (in Dormelletto), Alpe San Michele (in Porto Valtravaglia) and Angera (Distilleria Rossi d’Angera & Rocca Borromeo). Next up on the itinerary: get a taste of the local shopping with Palazzo Borromeo, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Vittore, and take some stellar pictures from Alpyland Mottarone.

To find out how to plan a trip to Stresa, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Locarno to Stresa in an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a train. In May in Stresa, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Stresa

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Lake Maggiore, Verbania, Arona, Lake Maggiore, Ghiffa
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Palazzo Borromeo ©
Palazzo Borromeo
Park Pallavicino ©
Park Pallavicino
Parco della Rocca Borromea ©
Parco della Rocca Borromea

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