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

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Traveling to Lausanne, Switzerland? If you're planning to go to Lausanne, this 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 Lausanne, Switzerland

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

Important essentials for Lausanne, Switzerland

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Lausanne, 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

  • (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


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent TSA-friendly option.


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection available.


  • 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.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards can wear away. An unreadable vaccine card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some rural areas may have potentially unsafe tap water, so it's important to have an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a good option.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

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

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January

If you visit Lausanne during January, you may find that it can be very chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 30s 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 about a third of the time. There is frost about half of the time.

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February

February in Lausanne can be very chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits C), with a few days below 0 F (10+ below zero C). There is frost 5-10 days this month.

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March

March in Lausanne is brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C). There is frost occasionally.

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April

April in Lausanne is crisp. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C) to 50s F (low 10s C).

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May

May is crisp. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

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June

If you are traveling to Lausanne in June, you will notice that it is balmy. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (low 20s C).

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July

If you visit Lausanne during July, you are likely to see that it is a perfect temperature. Temperatures tend to hover around the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

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August

August in Lausanne is a perfect temperature. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) to 70s F (low 20s C).

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September

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

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October

Traveling to Lausanne in October, you will notice that it can be chilly. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

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November

If you go to Lausanne in November, you will notice that it can be brisk. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 40s F (single digits C). There is frost once in a while.

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December

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

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Activities for Lausanne, Switzerland

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

If you are going to see the majestic Notre Dame cathedral, it's worthwhile to wear modest clothing:

If you visit the Olympic Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

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