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

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Traveling to Swiss Alps, Switzerland? If you're planning to go to Swiss Alps, 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 Swiss Alps, Switzerland

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

Important essentials for Swiss Alps, Switzerland

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Swiss Alps, 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


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection possible.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent plane-friendly product.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks are not available for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).

  • (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


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards frequently get worn. An unreadable card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

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


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a excellent value.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

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What to wear/what to pack for Swiss Alps, Switzerland by month

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January

If you are traveling to Swiss Alps in January, you will notice that it is very cold. Expect it to rain or snow about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C). There is frost almost every day.

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February

February for Swiss Alps can be extremely cold. Temperatures average in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost almost every day. It rains or snows regularly.

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March

March here is frosty. Temperatures average in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost nearly every day this month. It rains or snows about half of the time.

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April

April in this region is cold. Temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost about two thirds of the time. It rains or snows about half of the time.

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May

May in this region is pretty cool. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost occasionally. It rains about half of the time.

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June

June here is chilly. Temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about half of the time.

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July

If you are traveling to Swiss Alps in July, you will notice that it can be chilly. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

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August

If you are traveling to Swiss Alps in August, you will notice that it is cool. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 50s F (low 10s C).

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September

If you are traveling to Swiss Alps in September, you will notice that it is relatively cool. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

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October

Traveling to Swiss Alps in October, you will notice that it is pretty cool. Expect it to rain or snow about a third of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 40s F (single digits C). There is frost regularly.

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November

November in Swiss Alps is pretty cool. Temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost most days. It rains or snows about a third of the time.

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December

If you go to Swiss Alps in December, you will notice that it is frosty. Expect it to rain or snow about a third of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C). There is frost almost every day of the month.

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