16 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland), France & South of Spain Itinerary

16 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland), France & South of Spain Itinerary

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16 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland), France & South of Spain Itinerary

Start: Pune, India
Fly + train:  14​h 30​min
1
Stresa, Italy
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h 45​min
2
Nice, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Marseille, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Pune, India

1
day
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 6th (Wed): shop like a local with Palazzo Borromeo.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Stresa trip itinerary website .

Pune, India to Stresa is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Pune to Stresa is minus 4 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Stresa can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Nice.

Things to do in Stresa

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Palazzo Borromeo ©
Palazzo Borromeo

3
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
For shopping fun, head to La Croisette or VinAzur - Vins de provence. Visit Plage de Sylvabelle and Grande Plage du Lavandou for some beach relaxation. Explore Nice's surroundings by going to Plage des Canebiers (in Saint-Tropez), Scuba & Snorkeling (in Mandelieu-la-Napoule) and Verrerie Pierini (in Biot). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Heraclee Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Le Cap Lardier, and browse the fresh offerings at Marche Forville.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Nice day trip planner .

Drive from Stresa to Nice in 4.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Stresa in May since evenings lows in Nice dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Nice

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

La Croix-Valmer, Cannes, Pierini Verre contemporain, Scuba & Snorkeling, Plage des Canebiers
Highlights from your plan
Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle
La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Le Cap Lardier ©
Le Cap Lardier

3
nights
Marseille, France

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and La Calanque de Figuerolles. Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Abbaye Saint Victor will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Marseille: Plage du Capelan (in Bandol), Cassis (Stand-Up Paddleboarding & Bestouan Beach) and Sentier Jean Francois Jube (in Le Pradet).

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Marseille trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Nice to Marseille takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May in Marseille, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Seville.

Things to do in Marseille

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Cassis, Bandol, La Calanque de Figuerolles, Sentier Jean Francois Jube
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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.
Popular historic sites such as Royal Alcázar of Seville and Catedral de Sevilla are in your itinerary. Spend the 16th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de España, contemplate the long history of Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza, appreciate the extensive heritage of Barrio Santa Cruz, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, Sevilla.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Seville trip planner .

You can fly from Marseille to Seville in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Marseille in May: highs in Seville hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

2
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Musee d'Orsay and Louvre Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Champs-Elysees and Arc de Triomphe. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, wander the streets of Montmartre, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Paris travel planner .

Getting from Seville to Paris by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Seville in May, expect Paris to be a bit cooler, temps between 20°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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