Switzerland: Weather, Best time to go, Where to go?

Discover the very best time to go to Switzerland from seasonal norms in many locations like Lugano or Interlaken right here.

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When is the best time to go to Switzerland?

When is the best time to go to Switzerland? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • The best months to go to Zurich are May, June, July, August and September
  • On average, the warmest months in Zurich are June, July and August, and the coldest month of the year is February
  • The rainiest months in this city are May, June, July and December
  • Lugano is the city with the best climate, with good weather 6 months a year

For information about the climate and the weather city by city in Switzerland for a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

Month Our opinion View Details
very bad Switzerland in january
very bad Switzerland in february
very bad Switzerland in march
very bad to tolerable* Switzerland in april
very bad to good* Switzerland in may
bad to good* Switzerland in june
bad to good* Switzerland in july
bad to good* Switzerland in august
very bad to good* Switzerland in september
very bad to good* Switzerland in october
very bad to bad* Switzerland in november
very bad Switzerland in december

When to go to Switzerland by city

Bern

Best time to go to Bern

The best months to go to Bern are may, june, july, august and september.

Davos

Best time to go to Davos

The best months to go to Davos are june, july, august and september.

Geneva

Best time to go to Geneva

The best months to go to Geneva are august and september.

Lausanne

Best time to go to Lausanne

The best months to go to Lausanne are may, june, july, august and september.

Zurich

Best time to go to Zurich

The best months to go to Zurich are may, june, july, august and september.


Climate and Weather in Switzerland

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Switzerland : Le château de Neuchâtel


Temperatures and rainfall in Switzerland

On these 2 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Switzerland and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Bern, Davos, Geneva, Lausanne and Zurich.


Map of Switzerland

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cities in Switzerland (Hover over the icons for more information on the weather)

About Switzerland

What can I do in Switzerland?

Beaches / swimming

Nature and countryside

Culture and heritage

Sports

Family travel

Crafts / shopping

Gastronomy

Nightlife

Is this weather information for Switzerland reliable?

Climate data for Switzerland has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Switzerland allows us to determine the average for each month in Bern, Davos, Geneva, Lausanne, Zurich, Basel, Fribourg, Interlaken, and 55 other cities.

So yes: this data is reliable except in cases of temporary climate disruption in the region.

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