Switzerland is a fantastic destination for a holiday, offering a range of experiences for all kinds of travellers. The country is known for its stunning natural landscapes, from the snow-capped Alps to the pristine lakes and rivers. Visitors can go hiking, skiing, or snowboarding in the mountains, or take a relaxing boat ride on a peaceful lake. Switzerland’s cities are also worth exploring, with their rich history, culture, and delicious food. Swiss cheese and chocolate are world-famous, and there are many opportunities to try them while on holiday. Additionally, Switzerland has many spa towns and natural hot springs where visitors can relax and unwind.


What you’ll love most about Switzerland

  • Take a scenic train journey, such as the Glacier Express, the Bernina Express, or the Golden Pass
  • Go hiking on one of Switzerland’s many trails, ranging from easy strolls to challenging mountain treks
  • Visit the cities, such as Zurich, Geneva, and Bern, to experience Swiss culture, history, and cuisine
  • Take a boat ride on one of Switzerland’s many lakes and rivers to see the stunning scenery from a different perspective
  • Visit a spa or hot springs town, such as Baden or Leukerbad, to relax and rejuvenate
  • Go skiing or snowboarding in one of Switzerland’s many world-renowned ski resorts, such as Zermatt, Verbier, or St. Moritz
  • Visit a castle or fortress, such as Chillon Castle or Habsburg Castle, to experience Swiss history and architecture

Please note that the estimated temperature, rainfall and recommended months of when to go are based on Bern’s weather patterns

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  • Filisur Landwasser Viaduct, Alpine Circle - Switzerland Tourism/Rob Lewis

  • Lake Cauma - Switzerland Tourism/Silvan Widmer

  • The Lauterbrunnen Valley in spring - Switzerland Tourism/Sylvia Michel

  • Ascona lakeside promenade - Switzerland Tourism/Ivo Scholz

  • Matterhorn view from a hot tub, Zermatt - Switzerland Tourism/Andre Meier

Average temperature

Information below is based on average highest temperature for each month.

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Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.


When to Visit

Below gives you information and a rating of the best time of year to visit.













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