8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

8 days in Switzerland Itinerary

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Sion
— 2 nights
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Bellinzona
— 2 nights
3
Lugano
— 1 night
4
Morcote
— 1 night
5
Locarno
— 1 night

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Sion

Sion ©
Sion is the capital of the Swiss canton of Valais and of the district of Sion. On the 17th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Museum of Archaeology (Musee cantonal d'archeologie), step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Tourbillon, then examine the collection at Maison du diable - Fondation Fellini, and finally step into the grandiose world of Valere Basilica. Here are some ideas for day two: discover the deep blue sea with Go-Diving, then test your team's savvy at Trapgame, then have fun and explore at Maison De La Nature, and finally admire the landmark architecture of House of Supersaxo (Maison Supersaxo).

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Sion tour planning website.

Nyon to Sion is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. In October in Sion, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bellinzona.

Things to do in Sion

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Trapgame ©
Trapgame
Maison De La Nature ©
Maison De La Nature
Maison du diable - Fondation Fellini ©
Maison du diable - Fondation Fellini

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Bellinzona

Bellinzona ©
Bellinzona is the capital of the canton Ticino in Switzerland. Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria delle Grazie, then take in the awesome beauty at Monte Tamaro, and then take a memorable drive along Tibetan bridge "Carasc". Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Castle of Sasso Corbaro, explore the historical opulence of Castelli di Bellinzona, then explore the historical opulence of Castello di Montebello, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castelgrande.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Bellinzona trip planner.

You can drive from Sion to Bellinzona in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Bellinzona can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Lugano.

Things to do in Bellinzona

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

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Monte Tamaro ©
Monte Tamaro
Castello di Montebello ©
Castello di Montebello
Castelgrande ©
Castelgrande

1
night
Lugano

Lugano ©

Monte Carlo of Switzerland

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria degli Angioli, walk around Parco Ciani, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lugano, and finally make a trip to Chiesa San Giorgio. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Sant' Antonio Abate, stroll through Monte Bre, explore the world behind art at LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura, then take in the awesome beauty at Monte San Salvatore, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza della Riforma.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Lugano trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Bellinzona to Lugano takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. October in Lugano sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Morcote.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Lake Lugano ©
Lake Lugano
Monte Bre ©
Monte Bre
Monte San Salvatore ©
Monte San Salvatore

1
night
Morcote

Morcote ©
Morcote is a municipality in the Swiss canton of Ticino situated about 10 kilometres from Lugano in the district of Lugano on the shore of Lake Lugano.With its characteristic small alleys, the arcades of old Patrician homes, valuable architectural monuments and its natural beauty, the lakefront position, Morcote is considered "the Pearl of Ceresio".HistoryMorcote is first mentioned historically in 926 as Murcau, which comes from the Latin Morae caput, meaning head of the hill. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): stroll around Parco Scherrer, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimitero Monumentale, buy something for everyone on your list at Fox Town Factory Stores, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oratorio Di Sant'Antonio, and finally make a trip to Chiesa di Santa Maria del Sasso.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Morcote online trip itinerary builder.

Morcote is very close to Lugano. In October, daytime highs in Morcote are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Locarno.

Things to do in Morcote

Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Fox Town Factory Stores ©
Fox Town Factory Stores
Chiesa di Santa Maria del Sasso ©
Chiesa di Santa Maria del Sasso
Parco Scherrer ©
Parco Scherrer

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Locarno

Locarno ©
Locarno's Mediterranean climate, palm trees, and 2,300 hours of sunlight per year make this city the warmest in Switzerland.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Lungolago Di Ascona.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Locarno trip planner.

Traveling by car from Morcote to Locarno takes an hour. October in Locarno sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night.
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Lungolago Di Ascona ©
Lungolago Di Ascona

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