Switzerland in June: Head Outdoors and Enjoy Festivities


Summer temperatures rise in Switzerland in June, highlighting the country’s natural beauty renowned the world over. Some of the best places to visit in Switzerland during this time are Lake Geneva, Lausanne and plenty of other places that boast beautiful natural features. Whether you want to explore Switzerland by bike, on your hiking boots, or by setting sail on a pleasure cruise, June is an ideal time to enjoy everything the country has to offer.

Switzerland Weather in June

The traditional houses in Zermatt are amazing Swiss vacation spots.
The weather in Zermatt in June is clear and sunny which is ideal for sightseeing tours.

The weather in Switzerland in June is perfect for an early-summer vacation, with pleasant average temperatures of 21°C. Temperatures in low-lying areas like Geneva have a slightly higher temperature at around 23°C. Higher up in the mountains, June weather is still cold. For example, the resort town of Zermatt, the mercury plummets to 10°C. Barring some instances of rainfall, the overall weather in June is clear and sunny. There is an average rainfall of 110mm across the month, which equates to roughly nine wet days. Do not forget to pack a light jacket or an umbrella just in case.

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Weather in Switzerland in June - Rainfall and Temperatures

Avg Daily (°C)26111520212423201474
Avg Nightly (°C)-2-21371113131072-1
Avg Daily (°F)35.642.851.8596869.875.273.46857.244.639.2
Avg Nightly (°F)28.428.433.837.444.651.855.455.45044.635.630.2
Avg Rainfall (mm)70707070901108012080707070

Why Visit Switzerland in June

Watch street performers entertain people in Switzerland in June.
Head to Ascona as it hosts the Street Artists Festival in June.
Enjoy the spectacular view of Lauterbrunnen valley in June.
The stunning weather makes the Swiss Alps look heavenly in June.

With gorgeous weather, beautiful vacation spots and plenty of festivals to enjoy, June is the perfect time to book your next trip to Switzerland. Here are some enticing reasons to visit Switzerland in June:

  • Fête de la Musique: Ever wondered what it feels like to be in a musical? Well, head to Lausanne’s Fête de la Musique, where music is performed in public spaces all over the city, from squares to churches to the middle of the street.
  • Street Artists Festival: Heading to Switzerland in early June? Explore Ascona for an unusual and quirky street artists festival. Wander the streets and enjoy jugglers, clowns, fire-eaters and more.
  • St.Galler Festspiele: If you love opera, head up to the mountain town of St. Galler, which hosts an opera festival in June and July. The event brings together operatic acts from around the world.
  • Plenty of outdoors: The beautiful sunshine and warm temperatures make June a perfect month to get outdoors and enjoy the natural landscape of Switzerland. If you are into hiking, there are some world-class trails through the iconic Swiss Alps and along the beautiful lakes.

Where to go and what to do

Enjoy paragliding in Interlaken in June.
If you are up for some adventure, head to Interlaken and try paragliding.

Looking for things to do in Switzerland? Well, if you want panoramic views of the verdant countryside and expansive Lake Lucerne, you need to check out the Titlis cable car. It is the world’s first rotating cable car that offers 360° views of the spectacular mountain landscape.

If you like finer things in life, why not check out one of the many wineries and vineyards in Switzerland? Head to the Lake Geneva region in early June to check out one of the many open tasting days towards the end of their spring wine season.

Want to get that blood pumping and adrenaline flowing? Head to Interlaken, Switzerland’s adventure capital and try something new. From paragliding to water rafting and beyond, there are plenty of ways to take advantage of the great outdoors and the ideal dry summer conditions in a fun and memorable way.

June is also a perfect month to head to Zurich and take one of many spring pleasure cruises. You can board and disembark from points all around this giant lake. Not only is it a great excursion to enjoy under June sunshine, but it is also a luxurious way to travel to different towns and cities around the area.

What to bring

Head to the farmer's market in Basel in June.
A holiday to Switzerland is ideal to try outdoor activities.

Struggling to decide what to pack? June can be tricky. Layers are your friend here. A light jacket goes a long way, especially in the evening when the temperature drops. If you are heading up into the mountains for biking or hiking, it will be considerably colder so bring your standard mountain coat and boots.

If you are looking for warm temperatures and beautiful natural scenery where you can indulge in your outdoor pastimes, June is the perfect month to visit Switzerland. Although the crowds are starting to increase for the summer, everything is open for business after a low-season hiatus. There will be no lack of attractions to visit and activities to participate in if you visit Switzerland in June.

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