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

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

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

Important essentials for Truckee, California, United States of America

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Truckee, 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


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

  • (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


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards may wear out. An unreadable vaccine card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks are not available for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • N95 masks

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


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry TSA-friendly option.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.

General health necessities

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

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January

January in Truckee can be brisk. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C), although night temperatures can dip into the single digits F (10+ below zero C).

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February

February in Truckee is cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 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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March

March in Truckee can be brisk. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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April

April can be very chilly. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. It snows once in a while.

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May

If you are traveling to Truckee in May, you will notice that it is relatively cool. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

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June

June here is balmy and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day.

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July

If you vacation in Truckee during July, you are likely to see that it is hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C).

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August

Traveling to Truckee in August, you will notice that it is extremely warm and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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September

September in Truckee is a perfect temperature and dry with little rain. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C).

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October

October in Truckee is cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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November

November can be very chilly. Temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It snows once in a while.

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December

December for Truckee can be very chilly. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It snows regularly.

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Activities for Truckee, California, United States of America

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

If you go to Donner Lake, you'll probably do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet

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