This depends on your personal preferences. Each season offers something different:
- Spring (April to May): Ideal for nature lovers, as landscapes bloom and temperatures are pleasant. There may still be snow at higher altitudes.
- Summer (June to August): The best time to enjoy the full splendour of the Swiss countryside, especially if intending to hike or cycle. The weather is warm and days are long however, this is also peak season for visitors.
- Autumn (September to November): Great for photography enthusiasts, as colours change to magnificent seasonal shades while the weather remains mild.
- Winter (December to February): This season brings magical snowy landscapes and the opportunity to experience Switzerland’s winter sports resorts.
In general, spring and autumn mean pleasant weather, while summer is ideal for those that love sun and outdoor activities. Winter offers a unique opportunity to enjoy snow-covered Alpine landscapes.
Please note that it is only possible to complete the full Grand Train Tour of Switzerland from spring to autumn, due to the seasonal opening of the Gotthard Panorama Express route.