Switzerland has 4 distinct seasons, each with its own set of activities and allure, making it a year-round destination. November and the beginning of December see heavy rainfall and mist, with a lot of major tourist operations especially in the skiing areas shut. You can figure out the best season for you depending on what you plan on doing during your visit.
Spring (Mid March-Mid June)
This is the idyllic season for Switzerland with warm temperatures, beautiful flowers and plenty of local produce. You can get good accommodation deals in ski resorts and traveller hotspots during this season. It is still relatively cool in the Alpine regions, so you can still go skiing should you wish to do so.
Summer (Mid June-Mid September)
This is the peak season in Switzerland for trekking, walking and cycling, with July & August being the prime months for this. Due to heavy influx of tourists, it is best to plan your trip and make your booking well in advance.
Autumn (Mid September-Mid December)
The onset of the rainy season and the fog results in the mountain resorts being closed off and overall prices tend to be generally low. The sights and restaurants are open for a lesser duration. This is the best time to visit Switzerland for those looking to avoid the tourist rush and have a more budgeted trip.
Winter (Mid December-Mid March)
The months from December to March are the time when the real beauty of Switzerland comes alive. The Christmas and New Year see some serious snow-sport action and is a high season for ski resorts. The towns are also beautifully decorated to celebrate the festive season.
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Best time to visit the top destinations in Switzerland