Asheville, North Carolina, United States of America: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Asheville, North Carolina, United States of America? If you're planning to go to Asheville, 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 Asheville, North Carolina, United States of America

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

Important essentials for Asheville, North Carolina, United States of America

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

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a great value.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

Activities for Asheville, North Carolina, United States of America

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

If you are going to visit the lovely Basilica of St. Lawrence, it's important to wear modest clothing:

If you go to Battery Park Hotel, you'll probably do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • 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.


  • Binoculars

    Like these

If you check out a temple, such as Masonic Temple, wear:

If you go to Asheville Art Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

We also recommend these top tours in and around Asheville.

What to wear/what to pack for Asheville, North Carolina, United States of America by month

Already know when you're traveling?

January

If you go to Asheville in January, you will notice that it can be brisk, snowy and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

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February

February in Asheville can be brisk. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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March

March in Asheville is chilly and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 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 50% to 60% range on average.

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April

If you vacation in Asheville during April, you will probably notice that it is mild. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally around 50 during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

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May

May for Asheville is a perfect temperature and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

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June

June here is extremely warm and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

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July

If you visit Asheville during July, you are likely to see that it is pretty consistently hot, somewhat rainy and somewhat stormy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

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August

In August, Asheville is extremely warm and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 80s F (high 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 60s F (high 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Asheville, with several of the days of the month having rain. In August, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

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September

If you go to Asheville in September, you will notice that it is warm and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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October

October in this region is mild. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

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November

November in Asheville is crisp. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain regularly. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

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December

If you are traveling to Asheville in December, you will notice that it can be brisk and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

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