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

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Traveling to Lugano, Switzerland? If you're planning to go to Lugano, the following 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 Lugano, Switzerland

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

Important essentials for Lugano, Switzerland

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance

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  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID protection you can have.


  • A vaccine card protector

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


  • 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).


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent plane-friendly choice.

General health necessities

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

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January

January in Lugano is pretty cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about a third of the time. There is frost about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are intending to check out the stunning Cattedrale di San Lorenzo, it's worthwhile to wear modest clothing:

If you go to the Museo Cantonale d’Arte, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

February

If you vacation in Lugano during February, you are likely to see that it can be very chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 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 a bit less than half of the time. There is frost regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are intending to check out the stunning Cattedrale di San Lorenzo, it's worthwhile to wear modest clothing:

If you go to the Museo Cantonale d’Arte, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

March

March in Lugano is relatively cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C), with a few days below 32 F (single digits C). It tends to rain regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are intending to check out the stunning Cattedrale di San Lorenzo, it's worthwhile to wear modest clothing:

If you go to the Museo Cantonale d’Arte, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

April

If you vacation in Lugano during April, you are likely to see that it is relatively cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are intending to check out the stunning Cattedrale di San Lorenzo, it's worthwhile to wear modest clothing:

If you go to the Museo Cantonale d’Arte, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

May

May is balmy. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are intending to check out the stunning Cattedrale di San Lorenzo, it's worthwhile to wear modest clothing:

If you go to the Museo Cantonale d’Arte, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

June

If you vacation in Lugano during June, you are likely to find that it is warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are intending to check out the stunning Cattedrale di San Lorenzo, it's worthwhile to wear modest clothing:

If you go to the Museo Cantonale d’Arte, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

July

If you go to Lugano in July, you will notice that it is extremely warm. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are intending to check out the stunning Cattedrale di San Lorenzo, it's worthwhile to wear modest clothing:

If you go to the Museo Cantonale d’Arte, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

August

In August, Lugano is warm. Temperatures routinely are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 60s F (high 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Lugano, with of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are intending to check out the stunning Cattedrale di San Lorenzo, it's worthwhile to wear modest clothing:

If you go to the Museo Cantonale d’Arte, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

September

If you vacation in Lugano during September, you will probably see 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 high 50s F (mid 10s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are intending to check out the stunning Cattedrale di San Lorenzo, it's worthwhile to wear modest clothing:

If you go to the Museo Cantonale d’Arte, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

October

If you vacation in Lugano during October, you might see that it is crisp. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are intending to check out the stunning Cattedrale di San Lorenzo, it's worthwhile to wear modest clothing:

If you go to the Museo Cantonale d’Arte, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

November

November in Lugano is cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C), with a few days below 32 F (single digits C). It tends to rain regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are intending to check out the stunning Cattedrale di San Lorenzo, it's worthwhile to wear modest clothing:

If you go to the Museo Cantonale d’Arte, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

December

December in Lugano is cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain regularly. There is frost regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are intending to check out the stunning Cattedrale di San Lorenzo, it's worthwhile to wear modest clothing:

If you go to the Museo Cantonale d’Arte, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

Activities for Lugano, Switzerland

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

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