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Best time to visit the West Coast of America (USA)

Our verdict

The best time to visit West Coast USA is September-November

West Coast USA is a place lots of people visit almost all year round, but if you’re looking for the best time to go, September-November is definitely the time you should visit. This is based on a number of factors such as the weather, cost of flights and accommodation, peak travel periods and more.

In summer, the daytime temperatures in central Los Angeles, West Coast USA can reach a top of 30℃ (87℉). The temperature at night in the winter can drop to as low as 6℃ (43℉), although this can differ at other destinations across West Coast USA depending on the geography.

The days are longest in West Coast USA in July, so if you want to see the sights during the day when the sun is up for the longest time, it’s best to visit around that time of year. To stay dry, avoid travelling to West Coast USA in February – It’s the wettest month of the year.

Keep reading to read all the info you need (and none of the stuff you don’t) about the best times to go to West Coast USA. By the time you get to the bottom, you’ll have found out all there is to know about when to go, and you’ll be ready to start booking your flights! Who knows, we might even have some surprises waiting for you when you get there!

Warmest month

August

Least rainfall

June

Most daylight

July

West Coast USA seasons

Before you plan your trip, it’s important to know when the seasons are as they may be different to yours depending on where you’re travelling from. West Coast USA is in the Northern hemisphere, so the seasons fall on:

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

Best time to visit the top destinations in West Coast USA

We’ve put together a breakdown of the average minimum and maximum temperatures by month, as well as the best times to visit for each. To learn more about these destinations including detailed climate breakdowns and much more, click or tap the city/destination name below.

CityBest time to visitJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Los AngelesSeptember-October
19℃
10℃
19℃
10℃
20℃
11℃
22℃
12℃
23℃
13℃
25℃
15℃
27℃
17℃
28℃
18℃
28℃
18℃
25℃
16℃
22℃
13℃
18℃
10℃
San DiegoNovember
18℃
12℃
17℃
11℃
18℃
11℃
19℃
12℃
20℃
14℃
22℃
15℃
24℃
18℃
25℃
19℃
25℃
18℃
23℃
17℃
21℃
14℃
17℃
11℃
San JoseMay
15℃
6℃
16℃
6℃
17℃
7℃
19℃
8℃
22℃
9℃
25℃
11℃
28℃
13℃
27℃
13℃
26℃
13℃
23℃
12℃
18℃
9℃
14℃
6℃
San FranciscoNovember
14℃
8℃
15℃
8℃
16℃
8℃
17℃
9℃
19℃
10℃
22℃
12℃
23℃
13℃
23℃
13℃
23℃
14℃
20℃
13℃
16℃
10℃
13℃
8℃
SeattleNovember
7℃
2℃
8℃
2℃
10℃
3℃
14℃
5℃
18℃
7℃
21℃
9℃
24℃
11℃
25℃
12℃
21℃
10℃
15℃
7℃
9℃
4℃
6℃
2℃
Portland, ORNovember
8℃
2℃
9℃
2℃
11℃
3℃
15℃
4℃
20℃
7℃
23℃
9℃
27℃
11℃
28℃
12℃
23℃
11℃
16℃
8℃
11℃
4℃
7℃
2℃
SacramentoSeptember-October
13℃
5℃
15℃
6℃
17℃
7℃
21℃
8℃
26℃
11℃
31℃
14℃
35℃
15℃
34℃
15℃
32℃
15℃
25℃
12℃
18℃
8℃
13℃
5℃
AnaheimSeptember-October
19℃
11℃
19℃
10℃
20℃
11℃
22℃
12℃
23℃
14℃
25℃
15℃
28℃
17℃
28℃
18℃
28℃
18℃
25℃
16℃
22℃
14℃
18℃
11℃
Santa MonicaSeptember-November
19℃
11℃
18℃
10℃
19℃
11℃
21℃
12℃
22℃
14℃
23℃
15℃
26℃
17℃
27℃
18℃
27℃
18℃
24℃
16℃
21℃
13℃
18℃
10℃
Santa BarbaraMarch-April
17℃
9℃
16℃
9℃
17℃
9℃
19℃
10℃
21℃
12℃
23℃
14℃
25℃
16℃
26℃
17℃
25℃
16℃
23℃
15℃
19℃
12℃
16℃
9℃
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Top FAQs

West Coast USA is in North America.
You can check out the full list of awesome destinations and hidden gems to explore in West Coast USA here.
The warmest month of the year in Los Angeles, one of the most popular places to visit in West Coast USA, is August.
The driest month of the year in Los Angeles, West Coast USA, is usually around June each year.

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