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

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Traveling to Valdez, Alaska, United States of America? If you're planning to go to Valdez, 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 Valdez, Alaska, United States of America

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

Important essentials for Valdez, Alaska, United States of America

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


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards can become worn. An unreadable vaccination card may result in 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 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 aren't sold 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.


  • Hand sanitizer

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

General health necessities

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

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January

January in Valdez is very cold, somewhat snowy and very rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain about half of the time. It also snows about half of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average.

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February

In February, Valdez is very cold, somewhat snowy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 30s 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 Valdez, with several of the days of the month having rain. In February, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

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March

March is frosty, somewhat snowy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains about half of the time and snows about half of the time.

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April

If you visit Valdez during April, you will probably see that it is brisk and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time and snow regularly.

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May

If you visit Valdez during May, you may find that it is cold and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 30s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

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June

June in Valdez is relatively cool and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about half of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

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July

If you visit Valdez during July, you might see that it is cool and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 40s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

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August

If you vacation in Valdez during August, you may notice that it is chilly and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 40s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

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September

September for Valdez is pretty cool and very rainy. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains about two thirds of the time.

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October

October is pretty cool and very rainy. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains about two thirds of the time and snows occasionally.

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November

November in Valdez is freezing, somewhat snowy and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain about half of the time. It also snows about half of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

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December

December in Valdez is very cold, somewhat snowy and very rainy. 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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