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Best time to visit Solvang, CA, USA

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The best time to visit Solvang is April-May

While Solvang is a popular destination to visit all year round, April-May is the ideal time to go due to a number of factors such as the climate, cost of travel and accommodation, as well as avoiding peak holiday periods.

In summer, the temperature in Solvang can rise as high as 20℃ (68℉). The weather at night in the winter, which is around January-time, can get down to a minimum of -16℃ (4℉).

The longest days between sunrise and sunset in Solvang are usually in July, so if you want to get the most out of your daytime activities, be sure to plan your visit around this time. To stay dry, avoid travelling to Solvang in December – It’s the wettest month of the year.

If you want to learn everything you need to know about the best times to travel to Solvang, the weather and stats by month and so much more, make sure you keep reading. Once you’re ready, we’ve included a bunch of our favourite online booking tools to help you find the best deals on flights, accommodation and anything else you’ll need for your trip. Happy reading!

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

June

Most daylight

July

Solvang seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Solvang as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Solvang 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 Solvang

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 Solvang 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.

Solvang 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 Solvang 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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FEB
MAR
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JUN
JUL
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SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Solvang in January

  • Average temperature: -6℃ (21℉)
  • Average high temperature: -4℃ (25℉)
  • Average low temperature: -9℃ (16℉)
  • Average humidity: 90%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 147mm (6") over 13 days
  • Average snow days: 17 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

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


Solvang in February

  • Average temperature: -6℃ (21℉)
  • Average high temperature: -3℃ (27℉)
  • Average low temperature: -10℃ (15℉)
  • Average humidity: 91%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 123mm (5") over 11 days
  • Average snow days: 15 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

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


Solvang in March

  • Average temperature: -4℃ (25℉)
  • Average high temperature: -1℃ (31℉)
  • Average low temperature: -8℃ (18℉)
  • Average humidity: 91%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 118mm (5") over 15 days
  • Average snow days: 14 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

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


Solvang in April

  • Average temperature: -0℃ (32℉)
  • Average high temperature: 3℃ (37℉)
  • Average low temperature: -4℃ (25℉)
  • Average humidity: 89%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 68mm (3") over 14 days
  • Average snow days: 7 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

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


Solvang in May

  • Average temperature: 5℃ (41℉)
  • Average high temperature: 8℃ (47℉)
  • Average low temperature: 1℃ (34℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 71mm (3") over 17 days
  • Average snow days: 3 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

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


Solvang in June

  • Average temperature: 9℃ (49℉)
  • Average high temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average low temperature: 5℃ (41℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 56mm (2") over 17 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Solvang in June, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Solvang in July

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average low temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 75mm (3") over 21 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
21 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Solvang in July, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Solvang in August

  • Average temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average high temperature: 14℃ (58℉)
  • Average low temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 89mm (4") over 21 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
21 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Solvang in August, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Solvang in September

  • Average temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average high temperature: 11℃ (51℉)
  • Average low temperature: 5℃ (40℉)
  • Average humidity: 83%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 98mm (4") over 18 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

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

Solvang in October

  • Average temperature: 3℃ (37℉)
  • Average high temperature: 5℃ (41℉)
  • Average low temperature: 1℃ (34℉)
  • Average humidity: 84%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 132mm (5") over 17 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

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


Solvang in November

  • Average temperature: -2℃ (29℉)
  • Average high temperature: 0℃ (32℉)
  • Average low temperature: -3℃ (26℉)
  • Average humidity: 87%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 73mm (3") over 14 days
  • Average snow days: 6 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

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


Solvang in December

  • Average temperature: -5℃ (23℉)
  • Average high temperature: -3℃ (27℉)
  • Average low temperature: -7℃ (19℉)
  • Average humidity: 91%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 164mm (6") over 15 days
  • Average snow days: 16 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Solvang 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 Solvang is usually July, where temperatures tend to rise to around 16℃ (60℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Solvang is generally around June. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in June first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Solvang is generally around December, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of December too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Solvang, 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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