Bellinzona, Switzerland: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

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

When to go to Bellinzona, Switzerland

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

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

January

If you visit Bellinzona during January, you are likely to find that it can be very chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain once in a while. There is frost about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Standard footwear
  • Fleeces
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Jacket or coat
  • Waterproof coat
  • Umbrella
  • Socks
  • Waterproof boots

February

February is pretty cool. Temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C) during the day. There is frost 5-10 days this month. It rains once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof boots
  • Umbrella
  • Socks
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Fleeces
  • Waterproof coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Jacket or coat

March

If you are traveling to Bellinzona in March, you will notice that it is chilly. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Long skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Socks

April

If you go to Bellinzona in April, you will notice that it is crisp. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Pants or jeans
  • Rain coat
  • Long skirts
  • Socks
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Dresses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof footwear

May

May in this region is balmy. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Socks
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long skirts
  • Dresses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear

June

Traveling to Bellinzona in June, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear

July

July here is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light footwear

August

August in Bellinzona is pretty consistently hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Light footwear
  • Rain coat
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses

September

If you visit Bellinzona during September, you are likely to find that it is balmy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Light footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof luggage

October

October in Bellinzona can be chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Socks
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Standard footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Dresses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat

November

If you go to Bellinzona in November, you will notice that it is pretty cool. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (low 10s C). There is frost occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Jacket or coat
  • Rain coat
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Fleeces
  • Standard footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Socks

December

If you go to Bellinzona in December, you will notice that it is brisk. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the 40s F (single digits C). There is frost about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Umbrella
  • Socks
  • Fleeces
  • Jacket or coat
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Waterproof coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof boots

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Bellinzona, Switzerland

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

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C and J
  • A SIM card that works in Bellinzona
  • Appropriate museum wear

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