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

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Traveling to Girdwood, Alaska, United States of America? If you're planning to go to Girdwood, we'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 Girdwood, Alaska, United States of America

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

Important essentials for Girdwood, Alaska, United States of America

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection available.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good plane-friendly choice.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • 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).


  • A vaccine card protector

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


  • Travel insurance

    If you or a companion get COVID-19, your amazing trip can be ruined. Good travel insurance can help. See plans

General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Girdwood, Alaska, United States of America by month

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January

January for Girdwood is biting cold. Temperatures average in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day. It rains or snows about a third of the time.

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February

If you go to Girdwood in February, you will notice that it is frigid. Expect it to rain or snow sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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March

March in Girdwood can be extremely cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C).

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April

April in Girdwood can be brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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May

May in Girdwood can be chilly. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

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June

June in Girdwood can be chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

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July

July in Girdwood is balmy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

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August

August in Girdwood can be chilly. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) to 60s F (high 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C).

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September

September in Girdwood is chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

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October

October in Girdwood is brisk. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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November

November in Girdwood is frigid. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C), although night temperatures can dip into the single digits F (10+ below zero C).

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December

If you are traveling to Girdwood in December, you will notice that it can be bitter cold. Expect it to rain or snow 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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Activities for Girdwood, Alaska, United States of America

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

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