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

10
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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Park Pallavicino and Museo Gottard Park. Explore Stresa's surroundings by going to Lago Maggiore (in Verbania), Abbazia Di San Donato (in Sesto Calende) and Parco dei Lagoni di Mercurago (in Dormelletto). And it doesn't end there: take in the exciting artwork at Palazzo Borromeo, get great views at Alpyland Mottarone, contemplate the long history of Parco della Rocca Borromea, and browse for treasures at Epoque Antichita e Restauro.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Stresa holiday planner.

Mumbai, India to Stresa is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -4 hour difference. Traveling from Mumbai in April, expect Stresa to be much colder, temps between 22°C and 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Locarno.

Things to do in Stresa

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

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

7
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Falconeria Locarno and Lido Locarno. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Michele, examine the collection at Pinacoteca Casa Rusca, take a peaceful walk through Naturreservat Bolle die Magadino, and head outdoors with Cimetta.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Locarno trip planner.

Drive from Stresa to Locarno in an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a train. In May in Locarno, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Locarno

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Ascona, Brissago, Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso
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Falconeria Locarno ©
Falconeria Locarno
Lido Locarno ©
Lido Locarno
Chiesa di San Michele ©
Chiesa di San Michele

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