7 days in Canton of Ticino Itinerary

7 days in Canton of Ticino Itinerary

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7 days in Canton of Ticino Itinerary

Start: Lugano
1
Lugano
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Airolo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
End: Lugano

4
nights
Lugano

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Santa Maria degli Angioli and Monte San Giorgio. Get in touch with nature at Monte San Salvatore and Lake Lugano. Explore Lugano's surroundings by going to Bellinzona (Castelli di Bellinzona, Castelgrande, & more), Campanile di Intragna (in Intragna) and Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso (in Orselina). The adventure continues: cool off at Splash & Spa Tamaro, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa dei Santi Fedele e Simone, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Sant' Antonio Abate, and do a tasting at Agriloro.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Lugano visit planner .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Lugano. In October, daytime highs in Lugano are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Airolo.

Things to do in Lugano

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bellinzona, Morcote, Campanile di Intragna, Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso, Tamborini Vini
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Lake Lugano ©
Lake Lugano
Monte San Salvatore ©
Monte San Salvatore
Monte Bre ©
Monte Bre

2
nights
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 30th (Wed), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at St Gotthard Pass, then see the interesting displays at Sasso San Gottardo, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Nazionale del San Gottardo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa dei Santi Pietro e Paolo (Church of Saints Peter and Paul). On the 31st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: brush up on your military savvy at Museo Forte Airolo, pause for some serene contemplation at Mario Botta's Mountain Church, then take in the dramatic scenery at The Froda Waterfall, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Nicolao, and finally wander the streets of Santa Petronilla.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Airolo itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Lugano to Airolo takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Airolo

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Chiesa di San Nicolao, Chiesa dei Santi Pietro e Paolo (Church of Saints Peter and Paul), Santa Petronilla, The Froda Waterfall, Mario Botta's Mountain Church
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Sasso San Gottardo ©
Sasso San Gottardo
Santa Petronilla ©
Santa Petronilla
St Gotthard Pass ©
St Gotthard Pass