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

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

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

Important essentials for Locarno, Switzerland

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

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

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


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a superb value.


  • 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 Locarno, Switzerland

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

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We also recommend these top tours in and around Locarno.

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

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January

Traveling to Locarno in January, you will notice that it is cold. Expect it to rain or snow sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the low 40s F (single digits C). There is frost about half of the time.

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February

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

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March

Traveling to Locarno in March, you will notice that it can be very chilly. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (low 10s C).

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April

April can be chilly. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

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May

May in this region is balmy. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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June

If you visit Locarno during June, you are likely to find that it is warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the 70s F (low 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 about a third of the time.

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July

If you are traveling to Locarno in July, you will notice that it is warm. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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August

August here is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

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September

If you visit Locarno during September, you are likely to notice 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 about a third of the time.

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October

If you vacation in Locarno during October, you might notice that it is crisp. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 40s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

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November

If you go to Locarno 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).

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December

If you vacation in Locarno during December, you might 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 30s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain or snow/sleet sometimes. There is frost regularly.

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