16 days in Austria, Paris & Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

16 days in Austria, Paris & Lake Maggiore (Italy & Switzerland) Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  15 h 30 min
1
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
2
Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h
3
St. Margarethen, Austria
— 1 night
Drive:  8 h
4
Locarno, Switzerland
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h
5
Stresa, Italy
— 1 night
Train + Fly:  17 h 45 min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

4
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately Versailles away. There's much more to do: admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, make a trip to Champs-Elysees, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, and admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Paris trip planning site.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Paris is an approximately 15.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Paris due to the time zone difference. In November, Paris is much colder than Sao Paulo - with highs of 12°C and lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

5
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, make a trip to St. Stephen's Cathedral, and see the interesting displays at The Hofburg.

To see reviews and other tourist information, use the Vienna online trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Paris to Vienna in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Paris in November, plan for a bit cooler nights in Vienna, with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to drive to St. Margarethen.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

1
night
St. Margarethen, Austria

St. Margarethen ©
On the 2nd (Wed), find something for the whole family at Familypark.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our St. Margarethen online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Vienna to St. Margarethen in an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Locarno.

Things to do in St. Margarethen

Theme Parks
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Familypark ©
Familypark

1
day
Locarno, Switzerland

Locarno ©
Locarno's Mediterranean climate, palm trees, and 2,300 hours of sunlight per year make this city the warmest in Switzerland.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): don't miss a visit to Piazza G. Motta, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Michele, and then take a leisurely stroll along Porto Regionale di Locarno SA.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Locarno trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from St. Margarethen to Locarno takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. December in Locarno sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Stresa.

Things to do in Locarno

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Piazza G. Motta
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Chiesa di San Michele ©
Chiesa di San Michele
Piazza G. Motta ©
Piazza G. Motta
Porto Regionale di Locarno SA ©
Porto Regionale di Locarno SA

1
night
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. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Villa Ducale.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Stresa route site.

Traveling by car from Locarno to Stresa takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. December in Stresa sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of -2°C at night. On the 4th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Stresa

Historic Sites
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Villa Ducale ©
Villa Ducale

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