Best time to go to California for a perfect weather and where to go?

Discover the perfect time to visit California from seasonal norms in many locations like Carlsbad or Temecula on this page.

When is the best time to go to California?

When is the best time to go to California? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • In California, the weather is good everywhere in June and September
  • The weather is good all year in Los Angeles
  • On average, the warmest months in Los Angeles are July, August and September, and the coldest months are January, February and December
  • The rainiest months in this city are January, February and December
  • The cities with the best climate are Los Angeles , Palm Springs, San Diego, Joshua Tree National Park, Malibu, Newport Beach, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara, Santa Monica, Hollywood, Lompoc, Oxnard, San Clemente, San Luis Obispo, Santa Maria, Temecula, Topanga, Carlsbad, Chula Vista and Huntington Beach, with good weather at least 11 months a year
  • The best months for swimming in Los Angeles are June, July, August, September, October and November

For information about the climate and the weather city by city in California for a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

Month
January -1°C to 17°C
20%
February -1°C to 17°C
23%
March 2°C to 20°C
20%
April 4°C to 24°C
15%
May 8°C to 28°C
9%
June 14°C to 33°C
5%
July 18°C to 36°C
6%
August 18°C to 35°C
5%
September 16°C to 31°C
4%
October 10°C to 25°C
9%
November 3°C to 20°C
15%
December -2°C to 17°C
22%
* weather varies across the country

Best time to travel to California by cities

Los Angeles

Best time to go to Los Angeles

The best months to go to Los Angeles are january, february, march, april, may, june, july, august, september, october, november and december.

Palm Springs

Best time to go to Palm Springs

The best months to go to Palm Springs are january, february, march, april, may, june, july, august, september, october and november.

San Diego

Best time to go to San Diego

The best months to go to San Diego are january, february, march, april, may, june, july, august, september, october, november and december.

San Francisco

Best time to go to San Francisco

The best months to go to San Francisco are april, may, june, july, august, september, october and november.

Yosemite National Park

Best time to go to Yosemite National Park

The best months to go to Yosemite National Park are june, july, august and september.

Death Valley National Park

Best time to go to Death Valley National Park

The best months to go to Death Valley National Park are february, march, april, may, june, september, october and november.


Other cities and places in California

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Climate and Weather in California

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Temperatures and rainfall in California

On these 3 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of California and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Los Angeles , Palm Springs, San Diego, San Francisco and Yosemite National Park, as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities.

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Where to go in California?

This table allows you to see the maximum temperature for each city and our opinion on the weather month by month (see colour legend below the table).

Cities jan.feb.mar.apr.mayjun.jul.aug.sep.oct.nov.dec.
Los Angeles 21°C21°C22°C23°C24°C26°C30°C31°C30°C27°C24°C20°C
Palm Springs19°C20°C24°C27°C30°C38°C39°C39°C35°C29°C23°C17°C
San Diego20°C19°C20°C21°C22°C24°C27°C28°C28°C26°C23°C19°C
San Francisco16°C16°C17°C18°C19°C21°C23°C23°C24°C22°C19°C15°C
Yosemite National Park4°C4°C5°C8°C12°C19°C24°C23°C20°C14°C8°C4°C
Death Valley National Park17°C20°C25°C29°C33°C41°C43°C42°C38°C30°C22°C16°C
Joshua Tree National Park20°C22°C26°C29°C33°C39°C41°C40°C37°C31°C24°C19°C
Malibu20°C19°C21°C22°C23°C27°C30°C31°C30°C27°C23°C19°C
Moss Beach16°C16°C16°C16°C17°C19°C21°C21°C22°C21°C18°C15°C
Napa Valley16°C17°C19°C21°C25°C29°C32°C32°C31°C26°C19°C14°C
Newport Beach20°C20°C21°C21°C22°C24°C28°C28°C28°C26°C23°C20°C
Sacramento15°C17°C19°C22°C27°C33°C37°C36°C33°C27°C19°C14°C
San Bernardino19°C20°C22°C24°C26°C31°C35°C35°C33°C28°C23°C18°C
Santa Barbara19°C18°C20°C21°C22°C24°C28°C27°C26°C24°C21°C18°C
Santa Monica20°C20°C21°C21°C22°C24°C28°C29°C28°C26°C23°C20°C
Hollywood21°C21°C22°C23°C24°C26°C30°C31°C29°C27°C24°C20°C
Lake Tahoe4°C5°C7°C10°C15°C22°C27°C26°C22°C15°C8°C3°C
Lompoc19°C18°C19°C19°C21°C22°C25°C26°C25°C24°C21°C18°C
Lone Pine11°C12°C16°C20°C24°C31°C34°C33°C30°C22°C15°C10°C
Mammoth Lakes3°C3°C5°C9°C13°C21°C25°C24°C21°C14°C6°C1°C

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Is this weather information for California reliable?

Climate data for California has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for California allows us to determine the average for each month in Los Angeles , Palm Springs, San Diego, San Francisco, Yosemite National Park, Death Valley National Park, Joshua Tree National Park, Malibu, and 31 other cities.

So yes: this data is reliable except in cases of temporary climate disruption in the region.

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