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

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Traveling to Bellingham, Washington, United States of America? If you're planning to go to Bellingham, this article contains 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 Bellingham, Washington, United States of America

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

Important essentials for Bellingham, Washington, United States of America

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Bellingham, 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 kit.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

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


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

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Activities for Bellingham, Washington, United States of America

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

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

We also recommend these top tours in and around Bellingham.

    What to wear/what to pack for Bellingham, Washington, United States of America by month

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    January

    January in Bellingham is cold and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about a third of the time.

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    February

    February here is pretty cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

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    March

    If you vacation in Bellingham during March, you are likely to see that it is cold and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 30s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

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    April

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

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    May

    May in Bellingham is chilly. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

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    June

    Traveling to Bellingham in June, you will notice that it is mild. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

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    July

    July here is warm and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day.

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    August

    If you visit Bellingham during August, you are likely to see that it is warm and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain sometimes.

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    September

    September in Bellingham is mild. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C).

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    October

    In October, Bellingham can be chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) and about half of the time jump into the low 60s F (mid 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Bellingham, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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    November

    In November, Bellingham can be very chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 50s F (low 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 30s F (single digits C). During your visit, you can expect a few inches of snow. This is also a rainy time for Bellingham, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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    December

    December in Bellingham can be brisk and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

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