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

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Traveling to Gold Country, California, United States of America? If you're planning to go to Gold Country, I've got some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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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 Gold Country, California, United States of America

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

Important essentials for Gold Country, California, United States of America

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection available.


  • 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).


  • Travel insurance

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


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good plane-friendly product.


  • A vaccine card protector

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

General health necessities

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

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January

January in Gold Country can be brisk. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

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February

If you are traveling to Gold Country in February, you will notice that it is relatively cool. Expect it to snow (). Daytime temperatures are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

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March

March in Gold Country is crisp. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C), with a few days below 32 F (single digits C).

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April

April in Gold Country is balmy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C).

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May

If you go to Gold Country in May, you will notice that it is warm and dry with little rain. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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June

If you go to Gold Country in June, you will notice that it can be very hot and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

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July

If you visit Gold Country during July, you are likely to see that it can be sizzling and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (high 10s C).

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August

If you visit Gold Country during August, you are likely to see that it is extremely hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

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September

If you vacation in Gold Country during September, you are likely to find that it is constantly hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

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October

October in Gold Country is warm. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 50s F (single digits C).

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November

Traveling to Gold Country in November, you will notice that it is relatively cool. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

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December

December in Gold Country can be very chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

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Activities for Gold Country, California, United States of America

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

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