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Best time to visit Geneva, Switzerland

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The best time to visit Geneva is June

Want to know when to travel to Geneva? Based on criteria such as the weather, cost of flights and hotels, and peak travel periods, June is the best time to go to Geneva. Don’t just take our word for it though… We’ve put together loads of information below to help you decide, such as a monthly breakdown of the weather, what to pack, when to fly, and much more.

In summer, temperatures can reach as high as 27℃ (80℉) in the middle of the day. The weather in the winter, especially around January, can reach a minimum of -10℃ (13℉).

The days are longest in Geneva in August, so if you want to see the sights during the day when the sun is up for the longest time, it’s best to visit around that time of year. On average it rains the most days in December, making it the wettest month of the year. Although it’s the wet season, it can often rain a little bit during the day or evening but have fine weather for a majority of the day too, so don’t let this put you off.

By the time you finish reading below, you’ll know everything you need to know about the best time to travel to Geneva. Once you’re ready, we’ve even provided all the tools you’ll ever need to help you book your travel!

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

October

Most daylight

August

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Geneva seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Geneva as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Geneva is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Geneva

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Geneva for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Geneva climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Geneva for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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Geneva in January

  • Average temperature: -0℃ (32℉)
  • Average high temperature: 3℃ (37℉)
  • Average low temperature: -3℃ (26℉)
  • Average humidity: 86%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 57mm (2") over 13 days
  • Average snow days: 7 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Geneva in January, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Geneva in February

  • Average temperature: 0℃ (32℉)
  • Average high temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average low temperature: -3℃ (26℉)
  • Average humidity: 85%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 47mm (2") over 12 days
  • Average snow days: 7 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Geneva in February, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Geneva in March

  • Average temperature: 4℃ (40℉)
  • Average high temperature: 8℃ (47℉)
  • Average low temperature: 0℃ (32℉)
  • Average humidity: 83%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 63mm (3") over 15 days
  • Average snow days: 3 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Geneva in March, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Geneva in April

  • Average temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average high temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average low temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 47mm (2") over 18 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Geneva in April, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Geneva in May

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average low temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 73mm (3") over 20 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
20 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Geneva in May, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Geneva in June

  • Average temperature: 15℃ (60℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average low temperature: 10℃ (49℉)
  • Average humidity: 82%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 80mm (3") over 19 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Geneva in June, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Geneva in July

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 64mm (3") over 20 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
20 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Geneva in July, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Geneva in August

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 69mm (3") over 17 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Geneva in August, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Geneva in September

  • Average temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average high temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average low temperature: 8℃ (47℉)
  • Average humidity: 82%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 46mm (2") over 14 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Geneva in September, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.

Geneva in October

  • Average temperature: 9℃ (49℉)
  • Average high temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average low temperature: 5℃ (41℉)
  • Average humidity: 82%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 41mm (2") over 13 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Geneva in October, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Geneva in November

  • Average temperature: 5℃ (41℉)
  • Average high temperature: 8℃ (47℉)
  • Average low temperature: 2℃ (35℉)
  • Average humidity: 84%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 67mm (3") over 14 days
  • Average snow days: 2 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Geneva in November, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Geneva in December

  • Average temperature: 1℃ (34℉)
  • Average high temperature: 4℃ (40℉)
  • Average low temperature: -2℃ (29℉)
  • Average humidity: 85%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 82mm (3") over 14 days
  • Average snow days: 5 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Geneva in December, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Geneva is usually July, where temperatures tend to rise to around 22℃ (72℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Geneva is generally around October. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in October first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Geneva is generally around December, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of December too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Geneva, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in August are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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