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

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Traveling to Southern California, California, United States of America? If you're planning to go to Southern California, this 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 Southern California, California, United States of America

Based on the climate and weather in Southern California, the best time to go is October. See below for details.

Important essentials for Southern California, California, United States of America

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

    Cases are climbing again, and areas are returning to lockdown. If you or a companion get COVID-19, you may be stuck with no way home -- but travel insurance can protect you. Learn more about COVID-19 and travel insurance


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent plane-friendly product.


  • A vaccine card protector

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


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • N95 masks

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

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • 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).


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.

General health necessities

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

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January

If you are traveling to Southern California in January, you will notice that it can be chilly. Expect it to rain or snow once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

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February

If you go to Southern California in February, you will notice that it is balmy. Expect it to rain once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

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March

If you vacation in Southern California during March, you may notice that it is mild. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s 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 occasionally.

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April

April for Southern California is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

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May

If you are traveling to Southern California in May, you will notice that it is constantly hot and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

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June

If you vacation in Southern California during June, you will probably find that it is a scorcher and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 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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July

July for Southern California is scorchingly hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 100s F (high 30s C) during the day.

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August

If you visit Southern California during August, you may find that it can be blisteringly hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 100s F (high 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 60s F (low 10s C).

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September

Traveling to Southern California in September, you will notice that it can be excruciatingly hot and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 90s F (mid 30s C).

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October

October in Southern California is hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

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November

November here is mild and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (low 20s C) during the day.

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December

December in Southern California can be chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits C).

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