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Best time to visit Lake Garda, Italy

Our verdict

The best time to visit Lake Garda is May-June

Want to know when to travel to Lake Garda? Based on criteria such as the weather, cost of flights and hotels, and peak travel periods, May-June is the best time to go to Lake Garda. Don’t just take our word for it though… We’ve put together loads of information below to help you decide, such as a monthly breakdown of the weather, what to pack, when to fly, and much more.

In summer, temperatures can reach as high as 29℃ (85℉) in the middle of the day. In the winter, temperatures can get down to -2℃ (28℉) around January.

If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Lake Garda, or you’re just afraid of the dark, the days in July are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset. The wet season in Lake Garda usually falls during the months surrounding June each year. It’s not uncommon to get some decent rainfall or light showers during this time, but on some days the weather tends to be fine for a majority of the day, with only a few drops of rain falling from a passing shower.

Learn everything you need to know (and none of the stuff you don’t) about when to go to Lake Garda below. Be sure to check out the handy tools we’ve included to help you search for flights and transport, accommodation, and everything else you need to plan and book your trip.

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

January

Most daylight

July

Lake Garda seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Lake Garda as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Lake Garda is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Lake Garda

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Lake Garda for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Lake Garda climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Lake Garda for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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JUN
JUL
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SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Lake Garda in January

  • Average temperature: 3℃ (37℉)
  • Average high temperature: 6℃ (42℉)
  • Average low temperature: 1℃ (34℉)
  • Average humidity: 72%
  • Average sunny days: 21 days
  • Average rainfall: 29mm (1") over 8 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
21 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Lake Garda in January, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Lake Garda in February

  • Average temperature: 4℃ (40℉)
  • Average high temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average low temperature: 2℃ (36℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 43mm (2") over 11 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Lake Garda in February, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Lake Garda in March

  • Average temperature: 8℃ (47℉)
  • Average high temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average low temperature: 5℃ (40℉)
  • Average humidity: 72%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 51mm (2") over 14 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Lake Garda in March, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Lake Garda in April

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average low temperature: 8℃ (47℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 69mm (3") over 18 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Lake Garda in April, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Lake Garda in May

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (67℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 4 days
  • Average rainfall: 98mm (4") over 21 days
4 days
of pure sunshine
21 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Lake Garda in May, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Lake Garda in June

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 3 days
  • Average rainfall: 100mm (4") over 20 days
3 days
of pure sunshine
20 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Lake Garda in June, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Lake Garda in July

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 3 days
  • Average rainfall: 94mm (4") over 20 days
3 days
of pure sunshine
20 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Lake Garda in July, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Lake Garda in August

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average humidity: 71%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 74mm (3") over 17 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Lake Garda in August, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Lake Garda in September

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average low temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 63mm (2") over 14 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Lake Garda in September, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.

Lake Garda in October

  • Average temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average high temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average low temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 65mm (3") over 12 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Lake Garda in October, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Lake Garda in November

  • Average temperature: 8℃ (47℉)
  • Average high temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average low temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 91mm (4") over 13 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Lake Garda in November, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Lake Garda in December

  • Average temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average high temperature: 7℃ (44℉)
  • Average low temperature: 2℃ (35℉)
  • Average humidity: 72%
  • Average sunny days: 21 days
  • Average rainfall: 40mm (2") over 8 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
21 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Lake Garda in December, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Lake Garda is usually July, where temperatures tend to rise to around 26℃ (79℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Lake Garda is generally around January. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in January first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Lake Garda is generally around June, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of June too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Lake Garda, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in July are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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