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Switzerland in October
Written by Punith Jain on November 16, 2022 Share on

Switzerland in October: Embracing Autumn’s Beauty

Switzerland is the most popular choice for anyone looking for a romantic honeymoon amidst the snowy mountains and picturesque scenery. Autumn(October) is the best time to visit this paradise. Be it romantics looking for an ideal honeymoon vacation or adventure junkies seeing adrenaline-fueling experiences, the snowy land of the Swiss welcomes all with open arms. While most of them prefer travelling to Switzerland during the blissful Spring and Summer seasons, we suggest otherwise. Let’s find out why and what amazing things are in store during your visit to Switzerland in October, the Fall season.


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How To Reach Switzerland In October From India

The distance between India to Switzerland is about 6900 km. The best way to cover this distance is by air. Three International Airports, one at Zurich, one at Basel and one in Geneva are the major airports connecting Switzerland with the rest of the world. Some of the prominent Airlines that operate from India to Switzerland, are Emirates, Qatar Airways, Lufthansa, Etihad Airways, Turkish Airlines and many more. You have daily direct flights from Mumbai and Delhi to Zurich by Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS).

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Flights from India to Switzerland fly out from major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, and Chennai. Ideal travel time is around 8-14 hours depending on the layover time and cities you are flying from. Finally, the ticket prices start around INR 50,000 depending on the cities you fly out and the class of travel. Given, Switzerland in October is slightly an offseason, you might be lucky to get cheaper deals well in advance.

Weather in Switzerland in October

Weather in Switzerland in October
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While the ideal time to visit Swiss is between April and July (summer) and between December and March (winter), the autumn season in September and October is also a great time to explore this country. The weather is very pleasant accompanied by cold winds and infrequent showers in various towns and cities.

The weather might be unpredictable sometimes and the average temperature is between 5-15 degrees celsius. You should ideally pack a plastic raincoat, a jacket, a fleecy sweatshirt, a thin jumper and a pair of warm trousers for your trip to Switzerland in October.

Top Things to Do in Switzerland in October

1. Rhine Falls and Dinner Cruise

Rhine falls and romantic cruise, Things to Do in Switzerland in October
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The gigantic Rhine Falls is one of the best places to visit in Switzerland in October. Located on the German-Swiss border in Schaffhausen, its breathtaking beauty and majestic waterfalls provides an ideal backdrop for some romantic moments with your loved ones. You can also book an exclusive dinner cruise, dining on the Rhine river with stunning sunsets. In addition, there is also an adventurous boat ride that takes you to the waterfall for a split second, drenching you from head to toe.

2. Matterhorn- Cable car experience

Matterhorn cable car experience, Things to Do in Switzerland in October
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Want to experience some stunning panoramic views of the snow-capped Swiss Alps? Well, you should definitely experience the cable car ride to the Matterhorn glacier paradise on your trip to Switzerland in October. It is hosts the world’s highest 3S cableway, The Matterhorn glacier ride at 3883 metres. It’s an ideal experience for both honeymooners and families with kids. This cable car ride will give you some of the most mesmerizing views of Swiss that will be etched in your memory forever!

3. Grindelwald– Land of Gorges

Grindelwald village in Swiss, Things to Do in Switzerland in October
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Grindelwald, a small village in Switzerland’s Bernese Alps is very popular for skiing in winter and hiking in summer. It is also the base for the mountain-climbing experience to the iconic Eiger Mountain. If you are looking for an offbeat gem to stay for a couple of days and truly experience Swiss, Grindelwald is your answer. The BodmiARENA set in the heart of Grindelwald, is a famous winter sports Hubspot. Skiing in BodmiARENA is a must-do thing in Grindelwald, Switzerland.

4. Lugano – Autumn Festival

Autumn festival in Switzerland in October, Things to Do in Switzerland in October
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The vibrant Lugano Festival in Switzerland is celebrated in the month of October and is known for its colours, live music, and food. It is the Swiss way of welcoming the autumn season and the whole country celebrates it joyously. During this three-day-long celebration, the streets are filled with grottos and an autumn market opens to sell local food products and handicrafts. In short, being a part of this festival is a must if you are visiting Switzerland in October.

5. Zermatt – Hiking

Hiking in Zermatt, Things to Do in Switzerland in October
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If you are up for more adventure, go hiking in Switzerland in October. Autumn is the best time to go hiking and trekking in the snowy peaks in Switzerland. Zermatt is another one of those fairytale towns in Swiss where you can get picture-perfect views from the mountains.

FAQ’s about Switzerland In October

Is October a good time to visit Switzerland?

Yes, October is a great time to visit given there is the Autumn season and also the country is less crowded with tourists around this time with pleasant weather.

What clothes should one pack for Switzerland in October?

One should ideally pack a plastic raincoat, a jacket, a fleecy sweatshirt, a thin jumper and a pair of warm trousers for your Swiss trip in October.

Which is the most beautiful city in Switzerland?

The whole of Swiss will blow your mind off with its stunning landscapes and natural beauty. Our top picks would be Lucerne, Zermatt, Bern, and Grindelwald.

Is Switzerland an expensive place to visit?

Swiss is definitely not a cheap place to visit. It isn’t the most expensive place to visit as well. You can do a value for money trip but it all comes down to what you want to do in which cities.

What should I shop in Switzerland?

All-time classics- Swiss chocolates, Cuckoo Clock, Swiss fine wine and cheese and some souvenirs are something you should consider buying.


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