12 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

12 days in Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Kathmandu, Nepal
Fly + Drive:  22 h 30 min
1
Ascona, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Verbania, Italy
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  17 h 45 min
End: Kathmandu, Nepal

3
nights
Ascona, Switzerland

Ascona ©
Ascona is a municipality in the district of Locarno in the canton of Ticino in Switzerland.It is located on the shore of Lake Maggiore.The town is a popular tourist destination, and holds a yearly jazz festival, the Ascona Jazz Festival.HistoryPrehistoric AsconaThe oldest archaeological finds in Ascona go back to the beginnings of Late Bronze Age. Go for a jaunt from Ascona to Orselina to see Cardada about 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Piazza G. Motta, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa dei Santi Pietro e Paolo, meet the residents at Falconeria Locarno, and stop by La Casa Del Te.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Ascona trip planner.

Kathmandu, Nepal to Ascona is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Kathmandu to Ascona, you'll gain 4.8 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Kathmandu in December, with highs in Ascona at 10°C and lows at 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Verbania.

Things to do in Ascona

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Locarno, Orselina, Centro Dannemann - Fabbrica Tabacchi
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Falconeria Locarno ©
Falconeria Locarno
Piazza G. Motta ©
Piazza G. Motta
Collegio Pontificio Papio ©
Collegio Pontificio Papio

7
nights
Verbania, Italy

Verbania ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Alpyland Mottarone (in Stresa), Angera (Rocca Borromeo & Distilleria Rossi d’Angera) and Arona (Statue of San Carlone & Parco della Rocca Borromea).

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Verbania tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Ascona to Verbania in an hour. In December, daily temperatures in Verbania can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Verbania

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Lake Maggiore, Stresa, Baveno, Lake Maggiore, Arona
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Lago Maggiore ©
Lago Maggiore
Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto ©
Botanical Gardens Of Villa Taranto
Chiesa di Madonna di Campagna ©
Chiesa di Madonna di Campagna

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