18 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

18 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

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18 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
— 11 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.
Step out of Locarno to go to Orselina and see Cardada, which is approximately 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get to know the resident critters at Falconeria Locarno, make a trip to Piazza Grande, examine the collection at Pinacoteca Casa Rusca, and head outdoors with Indepth Outthere Adventures.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Locarno trip planning tool .

Mumbai, India to Locarno is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Central European Time is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Mumbai in May, things will get cooler in Locarno: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Stresa.

Things to do in Locarno

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

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

11
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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Stresa: Cannero Riviera (Fortificazioni del Monte Morissolo & Parco Degli Agrumi), Laveno-Mombello (Museo Internazionale Design Ceramico, Madonna del Calciatore, & more) and Orrido di sant'anna (in Cannobio). There's much more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Palazzo Borromeo, head off the coast to Isola Bella, take some stellar pictures from Alpyland Mottarone, and explore the activities along Lago Maggiore.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Stresa trip tool .

You can drive from Locarno to Stresa in an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a train. May in Stresa sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 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, Arona, Verbania, Baveno, Lake Maggiore
Highlights from your plan
Palazzo Borromeo ©
Palazzo Borromeo
Park Pallavicino ©
Park Pallavicino
Alpyland Mottarone ©
Alpyland Mottarone

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