Best time to visit Yosemite

Find the best time to visit Yosemite and plan your perfect trip in 2023/2024. Get holiday inspiration, weather guides, travel advice and find great deals.

Yosemite by month

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When is the best time to visit Yosemite?

The best time to visit Yosemite is July and August based on the following average weather conditions.

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Max Day Temperature (°C)

  • 4°C maximum daytime temperature in January in Yosemite4
  • 4°C maximum daytime temperature in February in Yosemite4
  • 4°C maximum daytime temperature in March in Yosemite4
  • 7°C maximum daytime temperature in April in Yosemite7
  • 12°C maximum daytime temperature in May in Yosemite12
  • 18°C maximum daytime temperature in June in Yosemite18
  • 23°C maximum daytime temperature in July in Yosemite23
  • 22°C maximum daytime temperature in August in Yosemite22
  • 18°C maximum daytime temperature in September in Yosemite18
  • 13°C maximum daytime temperature in October in Yosemite13
  • 6°C maximum daytime temperature in November in Yosemite6
  • 4°C maximum daytime temperature in December in Yosemite4

Hours of Sunshine (daily)

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Best time to visit

The weather guide for California (Yosemite) shows long term weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia) & today's weather forecast provided by meteoblue. Find out more about our data sources.

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Which is the hottest month in Yosemite?

The hottest time of year in Yosemite is normally July. Expect maximum daytime temperatures to reach 23°C.

Which month has the most rain in Yosemite?

In terms of rainfall, January is usually the wettest month in Yosemite with 164mm on average. There are normally 8 days in January with some rain.

When is it sunniest in Yosemite?

The sunniest time of year in Yosemite is normally July with bright sunshine on average for 81% of daylight hours; that's 12 hours of sunshine per day.

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