When sunshine combines with public holidays, Swiss roads grind to a crawl. May has three weekends extended by public holidays: Ascension (10 May), Pentecost (20 and 21 May) and Corpus Christi (31 May).
All three are likely to bring freeway frustration. Switzerland’s Federal Roads Office (FEDRO) warns drivers to expect delays on the A2, particularly near the Gotthard tunnel. If you were hoping to avoid Gotthard tunnel traffic by going over the San Bernardino pass, that route (A13) is expected to be congested too, according to FEDRO.
Those wanting to avoid traffic could take in some of Switzerland’s breathtaking scenery, much of it only a train ride away – Swiss Rail network map.