Basel, Switzerland: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Basel, Switzerland? If you're planning to go to Basel, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Basel, Switzerland

Based on the climate and weather in Basel, the best time to go is July. See below for details.

Important essentials for Basel, Switzerland

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Basel, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance

    If you or a companion get COVID-19, your amazing trip can be ruined. Good travel insurance can help. See plans


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards often wear out. An unreadable vaccine card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks don't exist for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID-19 protection you can have.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent TSA-friendly choice.

General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Basel, Switzerland by month

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January

January is cold. Temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C) during the day. There is frost about two thirds of the time. It rains or snows 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Kunstmuseum Basel, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

February

If you vacation in Basel during February, you might notice that it can be very chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain or snow/sleet 5-10 days this month. There is frost about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Kunstmuseum Basel, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

March

In March, Basel is brisk. Temperatures routinely are in the low 50s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Basel, with several of the days of the month having rain. There is frost 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Kunstmuseum Basel, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

April

In April, Basel can be chilly. Temperatures routinely are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Basel, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Kunstmuseum Basel, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

May

May in Basel is mild. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Kunstmuseum Basel, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

June

In June, Basel is mild. Temperatures routinely are in the low 70s F (low 20s C) and regularly jump into the low 80s F (high 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 50s F (low 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Basel, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Kunstmuseum Basel, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

July

Traveling to Basel in July, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Kunstmuseum Basel, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

August

August in Basel is warm. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Kunstmuseum Basel, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

September

September in Basel is mild. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Kunstmuseum Basel, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

October

October in Basel can be chilly. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Kunstmuseum Basel, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

November

In November, Basel is cold. Temperatures routinely are in the high 40s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Basel, with several of the days of the month having rain. There is frost regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Kunstmuseum Basel, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

December

December in Basel is brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C), with a few days below 0 F (10+ below zero C). There is frost about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Kunstmuseum Basel, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

Activities for Basel, Switzerland

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Basel.

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