Ames, Iowa, United States of America: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Ames, Iowa, United States of America? If you're planning to go to Ames, we've got 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 Ames, Iowa, United States of America

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

Important essentials for Ames, Iowa, United States of America

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

    Cases are climbing again, and areas are returning to lockdown. If you or a companion get COVID-19, you may be stuck with no way home -- but travel insurance can protect you. Learn more about COVID-19 and travel insurance


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

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


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good plane-friendly choice.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards frequently become worn. An unreadable vaccination card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID-19 protection you can have.

General health necessities

Don't forget these

What to wear/what to pack for Ames, Iowa, United States of America by month

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January

January in Ames is frosty. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 10s F (10+ below zero C), with a few days below 0 F (10+ below zero C).

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February

If you go to Ames in February, you will notice that it can be extremely cold. Daytime temperatures are in the 30s F (single digits C).

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March

March in Ames can be very chilly. Temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

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April

April is relatively cool. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

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May

Traveling to Ames in May, you will notice that it is balmy. Expect it to rain occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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June

If you vacation in Ames during June, you are likely to see that it is extremely warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

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July

July in Ames is pretty consistently hot. 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).

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August

August is extremely warm. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

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September

If you visit Ames during September, you are likely to see that it is warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain occasionally.

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October

October in Ames is crisp. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain once in a while.

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November

Traveling to Ames in November, you will notice that it is pretty cool. Daytime temperatures are in the 40s F (single digits C).

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December

December in this region is freezing. Temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day.

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Activities for Ames, Iowa, United States of America

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

If you go to Reiman Gardens, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.

If you visit the Brunnier Art Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

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