Berkeley, California, United States of America: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Berkeley, California, United States of America? If you're planning to go to Berkeley, this article contains some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Berkeley, California, United States of America

Based on the climate and weather in Berkeley, the best time to go is July. See below for details.

Important essentials for Berkeley, California, United States of America

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Berkeley, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

    Cases are climbing again, and areas are returning to lockdown. If you or a companion get COVID-19, you may be stuck with no way home -- but travel insurance can protect you. Learn more about COVID-19 and travel insurance


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards can wear away. An unreadable vaccine card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID-19 protection possible.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks don't exist for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good TSA-friendly option.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.

General health necessities

Don't forget these

What to wear/what to pack for Berkeley, California, United States of America by month

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January

If you are traveling to Berkeley in January, you will notice that it can be chilly. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

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February

Traveling to Berkeley in February, you will notice that it is relatively cool. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

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March

Traveling to Berkeley in March, you will notice that it can be chilly. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

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April

April in this region is relatively cool. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

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May

If you visit Berkeley during May, you will probably find that it is mild and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C).

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June

If you go to Berkeley in June, you will notice that it is balmy and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (low 20s C).

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July

If you are traveling to Berkeley in July, you will notice that it is mild and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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August

August for Berkeley is balmy and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day.

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September

September in this region is balmy and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day.

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October

October here is balmy and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

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November

November in Berkeley is relatively cool. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C).

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December

In December, Berkeley is crisp. Temperatures routinely are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) and regularly jump into the low 60s F (mid 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Berkeley, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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Activities for Berkeley, California, United States of America

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Berkeley.

If you go to Berkeley Rose Garden, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.

If you go to the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

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