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Switzerland: Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit this destination really depends on your reason for travelling there. It goes without saying that the winter is the only time for winter sports which can last from mid-December to mid-April. The peak months, however, are January and February for guaranteed snow conditions and is considered high season. Snow is almost guaranteed at altitudes over 1500 metres/4900 feet. Snow is experienced in the lower areas of Switzerland during the winter.

The summer is the perfect time to be anywhere in the country as the climate is temperate and not too hot. This is a good time for outdoor activities such as hiking and biking.

Average Temperatures.







Zurich 2 C/36 F 15 C/59 F 21 C/70 F 23 C/73F 14 C/57 F
Geneva 4 C/39 F 14 C/74 F 22 C/72 F 25 C/77 F 15 C/59 F
Interlaken 3 C/37 F 8 C/46 F 16 C/61 F 19 C/66 F 12 C/54 F
Lugano 6 C/43 F 17 C/63 F 25 C/77 F 25 C/77 F 17 C/63 F
St. Moritz -2 C/28 F 6 C/43 F 15 C/59 F 19 C/66 F 11 C/52 F

NOTE – All quoted temperatures are daytime average highs unless otherwise stated and can vary.

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