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

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Traveling to Carmel, California, United States of America? If you're planning to go to Carmel, I've got 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 Carmel, California, United States of America

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

Important essentials for Carmel, California, United States of America

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Carmel, 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

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


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards can get worn. An unreadable vaccination card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID protection available.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent plane-friendly product.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.

General health necessities

Don't forget these

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

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January

January in Carmel is crisp. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 50s F (mid 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C).

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February

In February, Carmel can be chilly. Temperatures routinely are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) and about a third of the time 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 Carmel, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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March

March in Carmel is relatively cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C).

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April

April in Carmel is cool. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day.

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May

May in Carmel is crisp and dry with little rain. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

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June

If you visit Carmel during June, you will probably find that it is balmy 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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July

July is mild and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 10s C) during the day.

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August

If you are traveling to Carmel in August, you will notice that it is balmy and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

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September

September for Carmel is balmy and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day.

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October

If you visit Carmel during October, you are likely to find that it is mild and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C).

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November

If you are traveling to Carmel in November, you will notice that it is balmy. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

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December

If you visit Carmel during December, you are likely to find that it is relatively cool. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C).

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Activities for Carmel, California, United States of America

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

If you go to Gravity Garden, you'll probably 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


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Ultralight day pack

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

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