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

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Traveling to Gruyères, Switzerland? If you're planning to go to Gruyères, we've got 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 Gruyères, Switzerland

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

Important essentials for Gruyères, Switzerland

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

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas may have unreliable tap water, so it's useful to have an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a excellent option.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

Activities for Gruyères, Switzerland

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

If you see HR Giger Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

Castle hopping? For Gruyères Castle, take:

We also recommend these top tours in and around Gruyères.

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

Already know when you're traveling?

January

If you are traveling to Gruyères in January, you will notice that it is very cold. Expect it to rain or snow 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C). There is frost most days.

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February

February in Gruyères is frigid. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C) to high 20s F (single digits below 0 C), although night temperatures can dip into the single digits F (10+ below zero C).

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March

March in Gruyères can be extremely cold. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C), although night temperatures can dip into the single digits F (10+ below zero C).

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April

April in Gruyères can be extremely cold. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C) to 30s F (single digits C), although night temperatures can dip into the single digits F (10+ below zero C).

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May

May in Gruyères can be brisk. 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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June

If you vacation in Gruyères during June, you might notice that it is pretty cool. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 30s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time. There is frost about a third of the time.

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July

July in Gruyères is pretty cool. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

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August

August in Gruyères is pretty cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

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September

September in this region can be brisk. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. There is frost occasionally. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

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October

If you vacation in Gruyères during October, you may see that it is brisk. Temperatures tend to hover around the 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 30s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. There is frost regularly.

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November

November in Gruyères is very cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C), with a few days below 0 F (10+ below zero C). There is frost about two thirds of the time.

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December

If you go to Gruyères in December, you will notice that it can be extremely cold. Expect it to rain or snow a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 30s F (single digits C). There is frost most days.

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