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

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

When to go to Ticino, Switzerland

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

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

January

January in Ticino is frigid. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C), although night temperatures can dip into the single digits F (10+ below zero C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Heavy jacket
  • Heavy socks
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Waterproof boots
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof coat
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Sweaters

February

February in Ticino can be extremely cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C), with several days below 0 F (10+ below zero C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof coat
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Sweaters
  • Waterproof boots
  • Heavy socks
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Heavy jacket
  • Umbrella
  • Gloves or mittens

March

March for Ticino is pretty cool. Temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains or snows regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Heavy jacket
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Waterproof coat
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Umbrella
  • Heavy socks
  • Waterproof boots
  • Sweaters

April

April for Ticino is cold. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains or snows 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May in Ticino is brisk. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June for Ticino can be chilly. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

If you go to Ticino in July, you will notice that it is crisp. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

In August, Ticino is relatively cool. Temperatures routinely are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) range.

At night, lows are in the low 50s F (low 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Ticino, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

September here is cold. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

If you are traveling to Ticino in October, you will notice that it is pretty cool. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November in Ticino is cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C), with a few days below 0 F (10+ below zero C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

If you are traveling to Ticino in December, you will notice that it is frosty. Expect it to rain or snow 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Gloves or mittens
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof boots
  • Umbrella
  • Sweaters
  • Waterproof coat
  • Heavy jacket
  • Heavy socks

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Ticino, Switzerland

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Ticino, 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 Ticino
  • Appropriate museum wear

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