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

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

When to go to Lake Garda, Italy

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

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

January

If you go to Lake Garda in January, you will notice that it can be brisk. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February in Lake Garda is cold. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C) to 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March in Lake Garda is cold. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

Traveling to Lake Garda in April, you will notice that it is crisp. Expect it to rain occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

If you visit Lake Garda during May, you are likely to find that it is balmy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C).

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

In June, Lake Garda is warm. Temperatures routinely are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) range.

At night, lows are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Lake Garda, with a few of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

If you visit Lake Garda 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:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts

August

If you vacation in Lake Garda during August, 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 regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunglasses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Rain coat
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Sandals

September

September is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

If you vacation in Lake Garda during October, you are likely to find that it is crisp. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (single digits C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

If you visit Lake Garda during November, you are likely to find that it can be very chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 50s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 30s F (single digits C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

If you vacation in Lake Garda during December, you are likely to find that it can be brisk. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 30s F (single digits C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Lake Garda, 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 Garda
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • Theft can be a problem, so pack theft protection, including locks for luggage and a money belt or pouch
  • Appropriate museum wear
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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