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

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Traveling to Southcentral Alaska, Alaska, United States of America? If you're planning to go to Southcentral Alaska, below is 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 Southcentral Alaska, Alaska, United States of America

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

Important essentials for Southcentral Alaska, Alaska, United States of America

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance

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  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection you can have.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry plane-friendly choice.


  • A vaccine card protector

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  • 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).

General health necessities

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

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January

January in Southcentral Alaska is freezing and somewhat snowy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 10s F (single digits below 0 C), with a few days below 0 F (10+ below zero C). It snows 5-10 days this month.

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February

February in Southcentral Alaska is freezing and somewhat snowy. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C) to low 30s F (single digits below 0 C), although night temperatures can dip into the single digits F (10+ below zero C).

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March

March in Southcentral Alaska can be extremely cold and somewhat snowy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits C), with a few days below 10 F (10+ below zero C). It snows about a third of the time.

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April

If you are traveling to Southcentral Alaska in April, you will notice that it can be brisk. Expect it to snow once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the 40s F (single digits C).

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May

In May, Southcentral Alaska is cold. Temperatures routinely are in the low 50s F (low 10s C) and sometimes jump into the low 60s F (mid 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Southcentral Alaska, with more than half of the days of the month having rain.

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June

If you are traveling to Southcentral Alaska in June, you will notice that it is cool. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

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July

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

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August

In August, Southcentral Alaska is cool. Temperatures routinely are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Southcentral Alaska, with more than half of the days of the month having rain.

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September

September in Southcentral Alaska is brisk. 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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October

If you visit Southcentral Alaska during October, you will probably see that it is brisk. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

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November

November is frosty. Temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It snows a bit less than half of the time.

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December

In December, Southcentral Alaska is freezing and somewhat snowy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C) range. At night, lows are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C). This is also a rainy time for Southcentral Alaska, with more than half of the days of the month having rain.

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Activities for Southcentral Alaska, Alaska, United States of America

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

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