A land of mighty peaks and charming towns which are easy to explore, boasting snowcapped mountains, stunning lakes and unforgettable scenic rail journeys. Exploring Switzerland via rail is easy with the country’s excellent rail network, renowned for its efficient and reliable service, while quaint mountain resort towns offer the perfect base from which to discover the beautiful Alpine scenery. Mountain cable cars scatter the country, offering a unique opportunity to reach the many summits and admire far-reaching views of the lakes and valleys that lie below. Alternatively, embark on an epic grand tour by car, stopping at stunning viewpoints en route as you weave your way through mountain passes, past abundant vineyards and into welcoming lakeside towns.

Top Recommendations

  • Adrenaline junkies head to Interlaken, for Paragliding and skydiving
  • Hike through the valley of a thousand waterfalls in Lauterbrunnen
  • Visit Zermatt and marvel at the scale of The Matterhorn
  • Make your way to Jungfraujoch – The Top of Europe
  • Explore the wonderful cities of Bern, Zurich and Lucerne

When to Visit

Switzerland is the perfect all-year destination with the 4 seasons catering to a variety of needs. Summer offers warm long days perfect for hiking and bathing in the country’s beautiful lakes. Autumn creates a countryside awash with colour as the leaves turn before the mountainous peaks are capped with snow in winter. Here the alps and apre skis are electrifying and offer some of the best snow in Europe. Spring arrives with a burst of bloom in March as the snow melt begins the lakes and rivers take on an energic charm as the changing of the seasons takes hold. You won’t be disappointed regardless of when you visit. However, be prepared for a pricey trip as the country certainly isn’t cheap, but 100% worth it.  

Average monthly high and low temperatures, plus average monthly rainfall and days with rain can be seen below for Bern.