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

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

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

Important essentials for Switzerland, Switzerland

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

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some 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 superb choice.


  • 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 Switzerland, Switzerland

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

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

Already know when you're traveling?

January

January in Switzerland is frosty. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C), with several days below 0 F (10+ below zero C). There is frost nearly every day this month.

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February

February is frosty. Temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C) during the day. There is frost most days. It rains or snows regularly.

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March

In March, Switzerland can be brisk. Temperatures routinely are in the low 40s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C). This is also a rainy time for Switzerland, with several of the days of the month having rain. There is frost most days.

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April

April in Switzerland is pretty cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits C). There is frost about half of the time.

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May

May in Switzerland is relatively cool. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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June

If you are traveling to Switzerland in June, you will notice that it is relatively cool. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

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July

July in Switzerland is balmy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

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August

August in Switzerland is mild. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C).

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September

September in Switzerland is chilly. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

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October

October in Switzerland can be very chilly. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) to low 50s F (low 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the single digits F (10+ below zero C).

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November

November in Switzerland is pretty cool. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day. There is frost about two thirds of the time. It rains or snows a bit less than half of the time.

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December

December in Switzerland is very cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C), with several days below 0 F (10+ below zero C). There is frost almost every day.

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