8 days in Canton of Ticino Itinerary

8 days in Canton of Ticino Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Canton of Ticino route planner

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Lugano
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Locarno
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Lavertezzo
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Ascona
— 2 nights
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Lugano

— 1 night

Monte Carlo of Switzerland

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
On the 27th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Piazza della Riforma, kick back and relax at Lido di Lugano, learn about winemaking at Tamborini Vini, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lugano, then pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Sant' Antonio Abate, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Lorenzo.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Lugano tour planner.

Bern to Lugano is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Bern, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Lugano, ranging from highs of 10°C to lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Locarno.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Locarno

— 1 night
Locarno's Mediterranean climate, palm trees, and 2,300 hours of sunlight per year make this city the warmest in Switzerland.
On the 28th (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Castelgrande, step into the grandiose world of Castelli di Bellinzona, admire the engineering at Verzasca Dam, pause for some serene contemplation at Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso, then try your luck at Casino Locarno, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Civico di Bellinzona.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Locarno online itinerary builder.

Drive from Lugano to Locarno in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Locarno can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Lavertezzo.

Things to do in Locarno

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Lavertezzo

— 2 nights
Lavertezzo is a municipality in the district of Locarno in the canton of Ticino in Switzerland.HistoryLavertezzo is first mentioned in 1327 as Laverteze. On the 29th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Le Pont "Ponte dei salti".

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Lavertezzo trip planner.

Lavertezzo is just a stone's throw from Locarno. In December, daytime highs in Lavertezzo are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Ascona.

Things to do in Lavertezzo

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Ascona

— 2 nights
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. On the 31st (Mon), get outside with Lido Brissago, deepen your understanding at Centro Dannemann - Fabbrica Tabacchi, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sacro Monte e Santuario di S. Maria Addolorata, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa dei Santi Pietro e Paolo, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Comunale d'Arte Moderna, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Borgo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Tue): take in the natural beauty of Bagni di Craveggia, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Intragna, don't miss a visit to Borgo Antico, make a trip to Collegio Pontificio Papio, then try for a hole-in-one at Minigolf Ascona, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castelo Seeschloss.

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Ascona is just a short distance from Lavertezzo. In December, daily temperatures in Ascona can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ascona

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Golf · Museums

Side Trips

Canton of Ticino travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Landmarks
Experience Switzerland's Mediterranean side with a visit to Ticino, where Italian flair dominates. Palm trees, beaches, piazzas, and old churches fill this Italian-speaking canton. Mirroring blue lakes reflect the majestic Alps not far off. Enjoy "la dolce vita" with an espresso among the sub-tropical gardens, romantic landscapes, and historical architecture. Rich indigo flowers dot Alpine pastures and wooded hills rising around the shores of Ticino's lakes, while delicate white camellia line lakeshore promenades. The furthest southern state, Ticino boasts a much milder climate that the rest of the country and offers plenty of sunshine.