17 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) & Eastern Germany Itinerary

17 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) & Eastern Germany Itinerary

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17 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) & Eastern Germany Itinerary

Start: Chennai, India
Fly + Drive:  19 h
1
Lake Maggiore, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  45 min
2
Locarno, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  7 h 30 min
3
Berlin, Germany
— 6 nights
Fly:  16 h
End: Chennai, India

3
nights
Lake Maggiore, Italy

Lake Maggiore ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lake Maggiore: Chiesa dei S.S. Martiri (in Arona), Palazzo Borromeo (in Isola Bella) and Villa Ducale (in Stresa).

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Lake Maggiore online road trip planner .

Chennai, India to Lake Maggiore is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -4 hour difference. Traveling from Chennai in August, things will get a bit cooler in Lake Maggiore: highs are around 33°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Locarno.

Things to do in Lake Maggiore

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Verbania, Stresa, Baveno, Isola Bella, Chiesa dei S.S. Martiri
Highlights from your plan
Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto ©
Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto
Palazzo Borromeo ©
Palazzo Borromeo
Lago Maggiore ©
Lago Maggiore

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.
Step out of Locarno with an excursion to Cardada in Orselina--about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the waterfront at Porto Regionale di Locarno SA, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Michele, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Falconeria Locarno, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Locarno journey maker website .

You can drive from Lake Maggiore to Locarno in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or ride a ferry. In August, daytime highs in Locarno are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Locarno

Outdoors Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Ascona, Orselina
Highlights from your plan
Cimetta ©
Cimetta
Piazza G. Motta ©
Piazza G. Motta
Chiesa di San Michele ©
Chiesa di San Michele

6
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Zoo Berlin, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Berlin online route planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Locarno to Berlin. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building

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