Alexandria, District of Columbia, United States of America: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

Traveling to Alexandria, District of Columbia, United States of America? If you're planning to go to Alexandria, this is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Alexandria, District of Columbia, United States of America

Based on the climate and weather in Alexandria, the best time to go is September. See below for details.

Important essentials for Alexandria, District of Columbia, United States of America

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Alexandria, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good TSA-friendly product.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks aren't sold for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • Travel insurance

    If you or a companion get COVID-19, your amazing trip can be ruined. Good travel insurance can help. See plans


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards may wear away. An unreadable vaccination card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID protection available.

General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Alexandria, District of Columbia, United States of America by month

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January

January in Alexandria is pretty cool, snowy and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain about a third of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you intend to see the stunning Christ Church Alexandria, it's worthwhile to wear modest clothing:

If you go to the Alexandria Black History Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

February

February in Alexandria is brisk and snowy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain about a third of the time. With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 50% to 50% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you intend to see the stunning Christ Church Alexandria, it's worthwhile to wear modest clothing:

If you go to the Alexandria Black History Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

March

March in Alexandria is relatively cool and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain a bit less than half of the time. With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 40% to 50% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you intend to see the stunning Christ Church Alexandria, it's worthwhile to wear modest clothing:

If you go to the Alexandria Black History Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

April

If you are traveling to Alexandria in April, you will notice that it is mild and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you intend to see the stunning Christ Church Alexandria, it's worthwhile to wear modest clothing:

If you go to the Alexandria Black History Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

May

May here is a perfect temperature and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you intend to see the stunning Christ Church Alexandria, it's worthwhile to wear modest clothing:

If you go to the Alexandria Black History Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

June

June in Alexandria is extremely warm. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you intend to see the stunning Christ Church Alexandria, it's worthwhile to wear modest clothing:

If you go to the Alexandria Black History Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

July

In July, Alexandria can be very hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 80s F (low 30s C) and about half of the time jump into the low 90s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 70s F (low 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Alexandria, with several of the days of the month having rain. In July, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you intend to see the stunning Christ Church Alexandria, it's worthwhile to wear modest clothing:

If you go to the Alexandria Black History Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

August

If you visit Alexandria during August, you will probably find that it is consistently hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (low 20s C). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you intend to see the stunning Christ Church Alexandria, it's worthwhile to wear modest clothing:

If you go to the Alexandria Black History Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

September

If you vacation in Alexandria during September, you are likely to see that it is warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (high 10s C). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you intend to see the stunning Christ Church Alexandria, it's worthwhile to wear modest clothing:

If you go to the Alexandria Black History Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

October

October for Alexandria is mild. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you intend to see the stunning Christ Church Alexandria, it's worthwhile to wear modest clothing:

If you go to the Alexandria Black History Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

November

November in Alexandria is crisp. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) to high 50s F (mid 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you intend to see the stunning Christ Church Alexandria, it's worthwhile to wear modest clothing:

If you go to the Alexandria Black History Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

December

If you visit Alexandria during December, you are likely to see that it is cold. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you intend to see the stunning Christ Church Alexandria, it's worthwhile to wear modest clothing:

If you go to the Alexandria Black History Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

Activities for Alexandria, District of Columbia, United States of America

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Alexandria.

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