Best time to go to Switzerland for a perfect weather and where to go?

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

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:

  • In Switzerland, the weather is at least tolerable in July and August
  • 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
January -8°C to 3°C
48%
February -7°C to 4°C
47%
March -4°C to 8°C
45%
April -0°C to 14°C
54%
May 4°C to 17°C
69%
June 9°C to 21°C
68%
July 12°C to 23°C
65%
August 11°C to 23°C
57%
September 7°C to 18°C
45%
October 3°C to 13°C
35%
November -2°C to 9°C
42%
December -7°C to 4°C
47%
* weather varies across the country

Best time to travel to Switzerland by cities

Zurich

Best time to go to Zurich

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

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 june, july, august and september.

Lausanne

Best time to go to Lausanne

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

Basel

Best time to go to Basel

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


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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 Zurich, Bern, Davos, Geneva and Lausanne.

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44% 39% 36% 39% 58% 57% 49% 42% 37% 27% 36% 47%
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44% 40% 37% 43% 59% 57% 48% 43% 35% 28% 35% 42%
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50% 53% 53% 62% 79% 80% 74% 70% 52% 38% 43% 48%
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50% 44% 41% 53% 62% 63% 59% 48% 42% 36% 47% 48%
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43% 39% 35% 46% 55% 54% 49% 41% 33% 29% 39% 44%
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48% 40% 39% 44% 58% 53% 52% 42% 32% 31% 40% 46%
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49% 44% 43% 53% 66% 67% 61% 56% 45% 35% 41% 48%
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52% 53% 51% 61% 78% 75% 74% 66% 51% 38% 43% 49%
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47% 41% 40% 46% 65% 65% 62% 51% 38% 31% 36% 45%
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22% 31% 28% 43% 49% 49% 43% 35% 32% 23% 32% 19%
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45% 45% 43% 55% 70% 67% 61% 50% 44% 30% 40% 43%
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49% 49% 47% 59% 75% 70% 64% 55% 46% 35% 46% 47%
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56% 64% 65% 76% 87% 85% 83% 83% 67% 44% 54% 45%
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50% 45% 43% 51% 66% 64% 64% 52% 41% 33% 41% 48%

Where to go in Switzerland?

This table allows you to see the maximum temperature for each city and our opinion on the weather month by month (see colour legend below the table).

Cities jan.feb.mar.apr.mayjun.jul.aug.sep.oct.nov.dec.
Zurich4°C5°C11°C17°C20°C24°C26°C26°C22°C16°C10°C5°C
Bern4°C5°C10°C16°C19°C23°C25°C25°C21°C16°C10°C5°C
Davos-1°C-0°C2°C6°C11°C16°C18°C19°C14°C9°C4°C-0°C
Geneva4°C5°C11°C16°C19°C23°C26°C26°C22°C17°C11°C5°C
Lausanne5°C5°C10°C15°C18°C22°C25°C25°C21°C17°C11°C6°C
Basel5°C6°C12°C17°C20°C24°C26°C26°C22°C17°C11°C6°C
Fribourg4°C5°C10°C15°C18°C23°C25°C25°C21°C16°C10°C5°C
Interlaken1°C1°C4°C8°C12°C17°C19°C20°C15°C10°C5°C2°C
Lucerne4°C5°C10°C16°C19°C23°C26°C26°C22°C17°C10°C5°C
Lugano5°C7°C12°C17°C21°C26°C28°C28°C23°C18°C11°C6°C
Montreux2°C3°C7°C12°C15°C19°C21°C22°C18°C14°C8°C4°C
Sion3°C3°C6°C10°C14°C19°C21°C22°C18°C13°C7°C4°C
Zermatt-2°C-1°C-0°C3°C7°C12°C16°C15°C11°C6°C1°C-1°C
Aarau3°C4°C10°C16°C19°C22°C25°C25°C21°C15°C9°C4°C
Altstatten2°C4°C9°C16°C19°C23°C25°C25°C21°C16°C9°C3°C
Andermatt-3°C-2°C1°C5°C10°C16°C19°C18°C14°C8°C3°C-2°C
Arbon4°C4°C10°C16°C19°C23°C25°C25°C21°C15°C10°C5°C
Bellinzona2°C3°C7°C12°C16°C21°C24°C23°C19°C13°C7°C3°C
Biasca2°C2°C7°C12°C16°C21°C23°C23°C18°C13°C7°C3°C
Biel/Bienne3°C4°C10°C16°C19°C22°C25°C25°C21°C16°C9°C4°C

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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 Zurich, Bern, Davos, Geneva, Lausanne, 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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