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

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Traveling to Geneva, Switzerland? If you're planning to go to Geneva, 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 Geneva, Switzerland

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

Important essentials for Geneva, Switzerland

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

    Cases are climbing again, and areas are returning to lockdown. If you or a companion get COVID-19, you may be stuck with no way home -- but travel insurance can protect you. Learn more about COVID-19 and travel insurance


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good TSA-friendly choice.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards frequently wear out. An unreadable vaccination card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

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

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID protection possible.

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas of this country may have potentially unsafe tap water, so it's useful to take an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a excellent value.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

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

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January

January in Geneva is pretty cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C), with a few days below 0 F (10+ below zero C). But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average.

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February

February in Geneva is pretty cool. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C), although night temperatures can dip into the single digits F (10+ below zero C).

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March

If you vacation in Geneva during March, you may see that it can be brisk. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 30s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain or snow/sleet a bit less than half of the time.

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April

If you vacation in Geneva during April, you will probably find that it can be chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

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May

In May, Geneva is balmy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 60s F (low 10s C) and sometimes jump into the low 80s F (high 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Geneva, with several of the days of the month having rain. In May, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

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June

June for Geneva is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

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July

July here is warm. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

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August

If you go to Geneva in August, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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September

Traveling to Geneva in September, you will notice that it is balmy. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (low 20s C).

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October

Traveling to Geneva in October, you will notice that it is cool. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (mid 10s C).

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November

November in Geneva can be brisk. Temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

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December

Traveling to Geneva in December, you will notice that it can be very chilly. Expect it to rain or snow regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

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Activities for Geneva, Switzerland

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

If you visit the International Museum of the Reformation, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

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