The 26 cantons of Switzerland are located in central Europe, which is bordered by Germany to the north, Austria and Liechtenstein to the east, Italy to the south, and France to the west. The landlocked country is elevated on top of the Alps, the Swiss Plateau, and the Jura mountains. With much of the Alps occupying most of the country’s territory, most of the population are spread across the plateau, including the two global cities of Zurich and Geneva.
Switzerland generally has temperate weather, yet varies between specific locations. Summer months tend to be warm and humid with occasional rainfalls. From July to August the daytime temperature ranges from 18 to 28°C.
The official languages are German, French, Italian and Romansh.
Swiss franc (CHF).
Short hiking trips in Switzerland can last from 4-8 days, such as hiking from Verbier to Zermatt across some of the highest peaks in the canton of Valais. If you want to immerse yourself for longer in the mountains of Switzerland, and explore more of its regions, then one could easily stay for 3-4 weeks.
Between June and September for prime hiking conditions.
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