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

3
nights
Lugano

Lugano ©
Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Get in touch with nature at Olive Trail and Monte Generoso. Visit Centro storico Gandria and Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Lugano side-trips: Kirche St. Martin (in Zillis), Parco delle Gole della Breggia (in Morbio Inferiore) and Fossil Museum of Monte San Giorgio (in Meride). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Monte San Giorgio, examine the collection at Museo e Fondazione Hermann Hesse, take in the awesome beauty at Monte San Salvatore, and don't miss a visit to Chiesa San Rocco Lugano.

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Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Lugano. In October, daily temperatures in Lugano can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Ascona.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Bellinzona, Chiesa dei Santi Fedele e Simone, Fossil Museum of Monte San Giorgio, Museo Vincenzo Vela, Baptisterium Riva San Vitale
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Parco delle Gole della Breggia ©
Parco delle Gole della Breggia
Monte Generoso ©
Monte Generoso
Monte San Giorgio ©
Monte San Giorgio

2
nights
Ascona

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. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Fondazione Monte Verita, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa dei Santi Pietro e Paolo, then make a trip to Collegio Pontificio Papio, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Michele. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Cimetta, take an in-depth tour of Museo di Valmaggia, then admire the sheer force of The Froda Waterfall, and finally admire the striking features of Chiesa Collegiata dei SS Pietro e Stefano.

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You can drive from Lugano to Ascona in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in November, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Airolo.

Things to do in Ascona

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Locarno, The Froda Waterfall, Museo di Valmaggia, Chiesa Collegiata dei SS Pietro e Stefano
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Fondazione Monte Verita ©
Fondazione Monte Verita
Cimetta ©
Cimetta

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. Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mario Botta's Mountain Church, admire the sheer force of Alta Piumogna Waterfalls, then trek along Funivie Airolo, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Museo Forte Airolo.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Airolo travel planner .

Traveling by car from Ascona to Airolo takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Airolo

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Alta Piumogna Waterfalls, Mario Botta's Mountain Church
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Museo Forte Airolo ©
Museo Forte Airolo