Zurich from January to December: Climate and Temperature

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Climate and Temperature in Zurich

Zurich experiences a temperate climate with distinct seasons throughout the year.

In this article, you will find information about the climate and temperature in Zurich from January to December and tips on what to do.

Climate and Temperature in Zurich Month-by-Month

1. Zurich in January

Zurich in JanuaryPhoto Credit: Claudio Schwarz

January is the coldest month in Zurich with an average temperature of 0°C (32°F) with snow possibility.

2. Zurich in February

Zurich in FebruaryPhoto Credit: Vanessa Schmid

February is slightly warmer than January, with an average temperature of 2°C (35.6°F).

3. Zurich in March

Zurich in MarchPhoto Credit: Claudio Schwarz

March marks the spring beginning in Zurich with an average temperature of 6°C (42.8°F).

4. Zurich in April

Zurich in AprilPhoto Credit: Viespire Travel

In April, temperatures increase gradually from the previous month in Zurich, with an average temperature of 9°C (48.2°F).

5. Zurich in May

Zurich in MayPhoto Credit: Viespire Travel

In May, the average temperature in Zurich is 14°C (57.2°F).

6. Zurich in June

Zurich in JunePhoto Credit: Roman Jauch

June marks the start of the summer season in Zurich. The average temperature is 16°C (60.8°F).

7. Zurich in July

Zurich in JulyPhoto Credit: Rhiannon Elliott

July is certainly a great month to visit Zurich. The average temperature is of 19°C (66.2°F).

8. Zurich in August

Zurich in AugustPhoto Credit: Bing HAO

Zurich receives a large number of tourists in summer. The average temperature in August is 18°C (64.4°F).

9. Zurich in September

Zurich in SeptemberPhoto Credit: Thomas Hetzler

In September, temperature declines as summer is about to finish in Zurich, with an average of 15°C (59°F).

10. Zurich in October

Zurich in OctoberPhoto Credit: Ricardo Gomez Angel

The average temperature in Zurich in October is 11°C (51.8°F).

11. Zurich in November

Zurich in NovemberPhoto Credit: Claudio Schwarz

Temperatures drop in November in Zurich, when winter approaches. The average temperature is 5°C (41°F).

12. Zurich December

Zurich DecemberPhoto Credit: Ubaldo Bitumi

Visiting Zurich in December during Christmas is a great time, despite the cold weather. The average temperature is 2°C (35.6°F).

Things to do in Zurich from January to December

Zurich is located in the heart of Europe and is ranked among the cities in the world with the best quality of life.

When visiting Zurich, be sure to include key attractions in your itinerary such as the Grossmünster and Fraumünster churches, St. Peter Kirche, Limmatquai riverside promenade, Lindenhof Hill for panoramic views, the FIFA Museum, Kunsthaus art museum, Swiss National Museum, and the Lindt Home of Chocolate in Kilchberg. These sites offer a rich cultural and historical experience, alongside modern and interactive exhibitions, ensuring a memorable visit to this vibrant Swiss city.

For shopping enthusiasts, Zurich boasts a variety of malls and department stores including Manor, Grieder Zürich, Einkaufszentrum Letzipark, and Europaallee. The renowned Bahnhofstrasse is a must-visit destination, offering a mix of well-known brands like Zara, H&M, and Esprit Store, and luxury boutiques such as Prada, Burberry, and Louis Vuitton. It’s a perfect spot to indulge in both high-street fashion and upscale shopping experiences.

During the winter months in Zurich, there are ice skating rinks like the Dolder Sports and the Sportzentrum Heuried.

From mid-November to late December, the city hosts Christmas markets.

Zurich offers excellent day trip opportunities to Lucerne, Bern, Schaffhausen, Stein am Rhein, Winterthur, and Jungfraujoch.

Where to stay in Zurich from January to December

Where to stay in Zurich from January to DecemberPhoto Credit: Storchen Zürich – Lifestyle boutique Hotel

Zurich provides a range of accommodation. Explore these suggestions for places to stay.

Luxury Hotels: The Storchen Zürich is a boutique hotel in the historic center of Zurich. Rooms feature a flat-screen TV, a coffee maker, and a minibar. The hotel has a gym and a bar.

The Park Hyatt Zurich offers modern and comfortable accommodation. Rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, a coffee maker, and a minibar. The hotel has a gym, a sauna, and a spa.

The Zurich Marriott Hotel is a modern hotel located a few steps from the commercial areas and the historic center. All rooms have a flat-screen TV, a coffee maker, and a minibar. The hotel has a gym.

The Widder Hotel is a hotel occupying 9 historic buildings near the Bahnhofstrasse. Rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, a coffee maker, and a minibar. The hotel has a gym.

Built in 1909, the La Réserve Eden au Lac Zurich is an elegant hotel located on the banks of the Zürichsee. Rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, a coffee maker, and a minibar. The hotel has a gym.

Mid-Range-Hotels: Located near the Bahnhofstrasse, the citizenM Zürich offers comfortable accommodation with excellent value for money. The rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV and a minibar.

The Boutique Hotel Wellenberg is located in the historic center of Zurich, close to the Grossmünster church. Rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, a coffee maker, and a minibar.

The H+ Hotel Zürich offers easy reach by public transportation to several attractions. Rooms feature a flat-screen TV and a coffee maker. The hotel has a gym.

Opened in 2015 and located in the historic center of Zurich, the Marktgasse Hotel offers cozy and comfortable accommodations. Rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV and a work desk. The hotel has a gym and a spa.

Budget Hotels: The INSIDE FIVE City Apartments is a 3-star apart-hotel located 15 minutes from the Swiss National Museum, highly rated by many travelers. Rooms are comfortable and equipped with a flat-screen TV, a coffee maker, and a minibar.

Located near the Zurich Central Station, the Hotel Bristol Zurich Franz offers comfortable accommodation with excellent value for money.

Featured Photo by Michal Matlon

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