Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom? If you're planning to go to Belfast, the following 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 Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

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

Important essentials for Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

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  • 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 disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards can get worn. An unreadable card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection possible.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent plane-friendly choice.

  • (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

General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom by month

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January

If you go to Belfast in January, you will notice that it can be brisk and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 40s F (single digits C). There is frost about a third of the time.

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February

In February, Belfast can be very chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 40s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Belfast, with several of the days of the month having rain. There is frost regularly.

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March

March in Belfast is cold and somewhat rainy. 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 30s F (single digits C).

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April

April in Belfast can be very chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

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May

May in Belfast is cool, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain regularly.

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June

Traveling to Belfast in June, you will notice that it can be chilly and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

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July

July in Belfast is mild and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) to high 60s F (low 10s C).

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August

If you vacation in Belfast during August, you will probably notice that it is balmy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

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September

In September, Belfast is chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 60s F (high 10s C) and regularly jump into the low 60s F (mid 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Belfast, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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October

October in Belfast is crisp and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about half of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 80% to 80% range on average.

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November

If you go to Belfast in November, you will notice that it is brisk and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (low 10s C). There is frost once in a while.

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December

December in Belfast can be brisk and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about half of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 80% to 90% range on average. There is frost 5-10 days this month.

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Activities for Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

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

If you want to go to the stunning Saint Anne's Cathedral, it's useful to wear modest clothing:

If you go to Botanical Gardens, you will do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

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


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Good hiking shoes

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

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

Castle hopping? For Belfast Castle, take:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you can carry your stuff.

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