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

Traveling to Monterey, California, United States of America? If you're planning to go to Monterey, the following is 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 Monterey, California, United States of America

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

Important essentials for Monterey, California, United States of America

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good plane-friendly product.


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID-19 protection available.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards frequently wear out. An unreadable vaccination card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks aren't sold 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


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

General health necessities

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

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January

January for Monterey is cool and somewhat stormy. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Pacific House Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

February

In February, Monterey is cool and somewhat stormy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Monterey, with a few of the days of the month having rain. In February, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Pacific House Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

March

March for Monterey is crisp and somewhat stormy. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Pacific House Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

April

If you go to Monterey in April, you will notice that it is cool and somewhat stormy. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Pacific House Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

May

May is cool, somewhat stormy and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Pacific House Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

June

If you visit Monterey during June, you will probably notice that it is crisp, somewhat stormy and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Pacific House Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

July

If you vacation in Monterey during July, you are likely to notice that it is chilly, very stormy and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C). Humidity is generally around 70 during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Pacific House Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

August

If you are traveling to Monterey in August, you will notice that it is relatively cool, very stormy and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Pacific House Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

September

If you visit Monterey during September, you might see that it is balmy, very stormy and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Pacific House Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

October

If you are traveling to Monterey in October, you will notice that it is crisp, somewhat stormy and dry with little rain. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Pacific House Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

November

November can be chilly and somewhat stormy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Pacific House Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

December

Traveling to Monterey in December, you will notice that it is relatively cool and somewhat stormy. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Pacific House Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

Activities for Monterey, California, United States of America

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

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