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

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

When to go to Winterthur, Switzerland

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

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

January

Traveling to Winterthur in January, you will notice that it is frigid. Expect it to rain or snow about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 30s F (single digits C). There is frost most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

If you go to Winterthur in February, you will notice that it is brisk. Expect it to rain or snow a bit less than half of the time.

Daytime temperatures are in the high 30s F (single digits C). There is frost about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March in Winterthur can be brisk. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C) to high 40s F (single digits C), although night temperatures can dip into the single digits F (10+ below zero C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

In April, Winterthur is brisk. Temperatures routinely are in the 50s F (low 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the 30s F (single digits C).

This is also a rainy time for Winterthur, with several of the days of the month having rain. There is frost 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

If you are traveling to Winterthur in May, you will notice that it is crisp. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June in Winterthur is mild. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

If you go to Winterthur in July, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Light footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses

August

If you visit Winterthur during August, you are likely to find that it is mild. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage

September

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October can be chilly. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. There is frost once in a while. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November in Winterthur 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). There is frost about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

If you are traveling to Winterthur in December, you will notice that it is brisk. Expect it to rain or snow a bit less than half of the time.

Daytime temperatures are in the high 30s F (single digits C). There is frost most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

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

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