18 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

18 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

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Route & dates

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 with an excursion to Cardada in Orselina--about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: meet the residents at Falconeria Locarno, see human ingenuity at work at Verzasca Dam, examine the collection at Ghisla Art Collection, and get outside with Cimetta.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Locarno trip maker 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 Standard Time is minus 4.5 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Mumbai in May; daily highs in Locarno reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can go by car to Stresa.

Things to do in Locarno

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Ascona, Brissago, Orselina
Highlights from your plan
Ghisla Art Collection ©
Ghisla Art Collection
Falconeria Locarno ©
Falconeria Locarno
Verzasca Dam ©
Verzasca Dam

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. Get out of town with these interesting Stresa side-trips: Laveno-Mombello (Museo Internazionale Design Ceramico, Madonna del Calciatore, &more), Cannero Riviera (Fortificazioni del Monte Morissolo & Parco Degli Agrumi) and Orrido di sant'anna (in Cannobio). There's still lots to do: view the masterpieces at Palazzo Borromeo, take some stellar pictures from Alpyland Mottarone, pause for some photo ops at Statue of San Carlone, and step off the mainland to explore Isola Bella.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Stresa trip builder site.

You can drive from Locarno to Stresa in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Stresa can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can 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
Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto ©
Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto

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