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

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Traveling to Amherst, Massachusetts, United States of America? If you're planning to go to Amherst, I have 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 Amherst, Massachusetts, United States of America

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

Important essentials for Amherst, Massachusetts, United States of America

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance

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


  • Kids' KN95 masks

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


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards often wear out. An unreadable card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection available.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry plane-friendly product.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Amherst, Massachusetts, United States of America by month

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January

January in Amherst is freezing. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 10s F (single digits below 0 C), with a few days below 0 F (10+ below zero C). It snows occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Emily Dickinson Museum: Homestead & Evergreens, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

February

February in Amherst is frosty. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 10s F (single digits below 0 C), with a few days below 0 F (10+ below zero C). It snows once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Emily Dickinson Museum: Homestead & Evergreens, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

March

March in this region can be very chilly. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Emily Dickinson Museum: Homestead & Evergreens, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

April

If you go to Amherst in April, you will notice that it is chilly. Daytime temperatures are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Emily Dickinson Museum: Homestead & Evergreens, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

May

In May, Amherst is mild. Temperatures routinely are in the low 60s F (low 20s C) and about half of the time jump into the low 70s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Amherst, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Emily Dickinson Museum: Homestead & Evergreens, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

June

If you vacation in Amherst during June, you may see that it is a perfect temperature. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Emily Dickinson Museum: Homestead & Evergreens, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

July

If you go to Amherst in July, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Emily Dickinson Museum: Homestead & Evergreens, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

August

If you go to Amherst in August, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Emily Dickinson Museum: Homestead & Evergreens, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

September

September is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the 70s F (low 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Emily Dickinson Museum: Homestead & Evergreens, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

October

October in Amherst is crisp. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Emily Dickinson Museum: Homestead & Evergreens, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

November

November for Amherst can be brisk. Temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Emily Dickinson Museum: Homestead & Evergreens, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

December

December for Amherst can be very chilly. Temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It snows occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Emily Dickinson Museum: Homestead & Evergreens, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

Activities for Amherst, Massachusetts, United States of America

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

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