Lugano, Switzerland: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Lugano, Switzerland? If you're planning to go to Lugano, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

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.

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

January

January can be brisk. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) during the day. There is frost about half of the time. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof coat
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Jacket or coat
  • Waterproof boots
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Socks
  • Fleeces
  • Umbrella

February

February 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 a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Umbrella
  • Fleeces
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof boots
  • Jacket or coat
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof coat
  • Light gloves or mittens

March

March in Lugano is 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:

  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Long skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Light jacket or fleece

April

April for Lugano is crisp and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Dresses
  • Socks
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Umbrella
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long skirts
  • Pants or jeans
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear

May

If you vacation in Lugano during May, you are likely to find that it is balmy.

Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Pants or jeans
  • Dresses
  • Socks
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long skirts

June

June in this region is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light footwear
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear

July

July is extremely warm. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Rain coat

August

In August, Lugano is a perfect temperature. 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:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Light footwear
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts

September

September in Lugano is balmy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) to low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella

October

October in this region is relatively cool. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Long skirts
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Rain coat
  • Standard footwear

November

November can be brisk. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Standard footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Socks
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Long skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage

December

December in Lugano is pretty cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain 5-10 days this month. There is frost about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Fleeces
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Socks
  • Umbrella
  • Jacket or coat
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Standard footwear

Year-round what to wear/what to pack 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.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C and J
  • A SIM card that works in Lugano
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • Pickpocketing is an issue, so wear a money belt or neck pouch
  • Appropriate museum wear

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