5 days in Canton of Ticino Itinerary

5 days in Canton of Ticino Itinerary

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5 days in Canton of Ticino Itinerary

Start: Bern
Drive:  2​h 15​min
1
Airolo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Lugano
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
End: Bern

1
night
Airolo

Airolo ©
Airolo is a municipality in the district of Leventina in the canton of Ticino in Switzerland.HistoryIn the settlement of Madrano, Roman tombs from the 2nd and 3rd centuries AD were found. On the 22nd (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Museo Nazionale del San Gottardo and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mario Botta's Mountain Church. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Sasso San Gottardo, then take a stroll through Santa Petronilla, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Nicolao.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Airolo itinerary planner .

Bern to Airolo is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Lugano.

Things to do in Airolo

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chiesa di San Nicolao, Mario Botta's Mountain Church, Santa Petronilla
Highlights from your plan
Museo Nazionale del San Gottardo ©
Museo Nazionale del San Gottardo
Sasso San Gottardo ©
Sasso San Gottardo
Santa Petronilla ©
Santa Petronilla

3
nights
Lugano

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Explore hidden gems such as Castle of Sasso Corbaro and Laderach Chocolaterie Suisse. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie and Chiesa Collegiata dei SS Pietro e Stefano. Change things up with these side-trips from Lugano: Bellinzona (Castelgrande & Castelli di Bellinzona). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Lido San Domenico, browse the different shops at Fox Town Factory Stores, tour or see a game at Lido di Lugano, and learn about winemaking at Tamborini Vini.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Lugano online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Airolo to Lugano in 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Lugano

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Bellinzona, Fox Town Factory Stores, Tamborini Vini
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Castle of Sasso Corbaro ©
Castle of Sasso Corbaro
Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie ©
Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie