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

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Traveling to West Coast, California, United States of America? If you're planning to go to West Coast, I have 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 West Coast, California, United States of America

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

Important essentials for West Coast, California, United States of America

Here are some general tips on what to wear in West Coast, 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.


  • N95 masks

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


  • 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 a good TSA-friendly product.


  • A vaccine card protector

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

  • (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

General health necessities

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

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January

January in West Coast is relatively cool. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C) to high 50s F (mid 10s C).

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February

If you go to West Coast in February, you will notice that it is relatively cool. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

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March

March in West Coast is balmy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (low 20s C).

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April

April here is warm. 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 visit West Coast during May, you may notice that it is consistently hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

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June

If you vacation in West Coast during June, you may find that it can be blisteringly hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain occasionally.

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July

July in this region can be excruciatingly hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the high 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day.

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August

August in this region is sizzling and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day.

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September

Traveling to West Coast in September, you will notice that it is constantly hot and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

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October

October in West Coast is hot and dry with little rain. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

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November

If you go to West Coast in November, you will notice that it is mild. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (high 10s C).

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December

In December, West Coast can be chilly. Temperatures routinely are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for West Coast, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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