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The Best Time To Visit Phoenix

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Phoenix City Hall, Phoenix AZ

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Phoenix Climate

They don't call it “The Valley Of The Sun” for nothing; With temperatures that reach the mid-100s and only the occasional rainfall, summers can be extremely hot. Visitors are advised, no matter what season you visit, to bring a sunhat, sunblock and plenty of water. Know what else to pack with our trusty US Camping Checklist.

Maximum and Minimum Average Temperatures In Queenstown (Celsius)

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Max 66 70 76 84 92 100 102 100 96 86 73 65
Min 40 43 47 52 60 68 76 76 69 57 46 39
Rain 0.9 1.05 1.1 0.3 0.1 0.04 0.9 1 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.9

RAIN – Rainfall in mm

Maximum and Minimum Average Temperature In Phoenix (Celsius)

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Max 19 21 24 29 33 38 39 38 36 30 23 18
Min 4 6 8 11 16 20 24 24 21 14 8 4
Rain 24 26 28 8 3 1 22 25 19 16 17 24

RAIN – Rainfall in Inches

School Holidays in Phoenix, Arizona

The summer holidays are from mid-July to late August, and students also get two weeks off in late December. There are weeklong breaks in mid October, mid-February, late March and late May.

In Arizona, Columbus Day is celebrated on the second Monday of October. Read more on Public Holidays in the USA.

So When Is The Best Time To Visit?

It's always warm, even during Winter. Although Spring is the most popular time to see the city due its pleasant days and mild evenings, it also means you would need to make early reservations on your motorhome rental and RV park stay. MyDriveHoliday has the best RVs for hire as well as a great Campground Listing in and around Phoenix.

Need help deciding when to go and what to bring for your holiday? Read our Phoenix Season Guide.


You've probably heard of Arizona's unofficial slogan, "It's a dry heat." They're not kidding. June is usually survivable, but the temperature rises in July and soars even higher in August. If you do decide to brave the summer heat, make sure you have a sunhat, lots of sunblock and enough water to fill an oasis.


The weather gets more comfortable in September and October, but could dip to the low 70s in November. Expect warm days and cool evenings, so it's best to have some winter clothes to go with your swimsuits. 


'Tis the season to be jolly. December has pleasant days, cool nights as well as throves of seasonal visitors. January and February are the coolest months in Phoenix, and also the time for several events like the Fiesta Bowl and Rock 'n' Roll Arizona Marathon. If you're planning to come over during Winter, prebooking flights and accommodations would be a good idea.


Finally, the weather is perfect for outdoor activities in Spring, although it is still a busy season so pre-bookings are still recommended. March is still cool with some rainfall, but April and May have sunny days and pleasant evenings. Pack sunglasses, shorts and sunblock for the days, and warm clothes for the cool nights.

Planning to visit Phoenix's neighbors? Know The Best Time To Visit Los Angeles and Las Vegas.

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