3 days in Lugano & Ascona Itinerary

3 days in Lugano & Ascona Itinerary

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Lugano

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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 11th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Swissminiatur, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte San Salvatore, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria degli Angioli. On your second day here, walk around Parco Ciani, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lugano, and then make a trip to Piazza della Riforma.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Lugano trip tool.

Zurich to Lugano is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. When traveling from Zurich in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Lugano: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Ascona.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

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Ascona

— 1 night
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. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): make a trip to Lungolago Di Ascona, then appreciate the views at Valle Verzasca, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sacromonte e Santuario Madonna del Sasso.

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Traveling by car from Lugano to Ascona takes an hour. In September in Ascona, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ascona

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

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