Lake Como, Italy: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Lake Como, Italy? If you're planning to go to Lake Como, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Lake Como, Italy

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

What to wear/what to pack for Lake Como, Italy by month

January

January for Lake Como is pretty cool. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) during the day. There is frost about half of the time. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Jacket or coat
  • Umbrella
  • Socks
  • Waterproof boots
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Fleeces

February

Traveling to Lake Como in February, you will notice that it is brisk. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the high 40s F (single digits C). There is frost regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Jacket or coat
  • Waterproof boots
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Socks
  • Waterproof coat
  • Fleeces
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Umbrella
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear

March

If you vacation in Lake Como during March, you are likely to find that it is chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long skirts
  • Pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Umbrella
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Dresses
  • Standard footwear

April

If you vacation in Lake Como during April, you are likely to find that it can be chilly and somewhat rainy. 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).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long skirts
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Socks
  • Pants or jeans
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Standard footwear

May

May in Lake Como is balmy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) to high 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Long skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Pants or jeans
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Standard footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Light jacket or fleece

June

June here is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sandals
  • Light footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts

July

If you visit Lake Como during July, you are likely to find that it is extremely warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Light footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion

August

If you visit Lake Como during August, you are likely to find that it is warm.

Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts or short pants
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Light footwear
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear

September

If you are traveling to Lake Como in September, you will notice that it is balmy. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light footwear

October

Traveling to Lake Como in October, you will notice that it is chilly. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Socks
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Standard footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long skirts

November

Traveling to Lake Como in November, you will notice that it is brisk. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Pants or jeans
  • Umbrella
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Standard footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Long skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Socks

December

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

It tends to rain about a third of the time. There is frost about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Rain coat
  • Fleeces
  • Jacket or coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Lake Como, Italy

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

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C, F and L
  • A SIM card that works in Lake Como
  • Appropriate museum wear
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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