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

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Traveling to Bismarck, North Dakota, United States of America? If you're planning to go to Bismarck, here 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 Bismarck, North Dakota, United States of America

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

Important essentials for Bismarck, North Dakota, United States of America

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Bismarck, 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 superb value.


  • 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 Bismarck, North Dakota, United States of America

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

If you see North Dakota Heritage Center and State Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

What to wear/what to pack for Bismarck, North Dakota, United States of America by month

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January

If you are traveling to Bismarck in January, you will notice that it can be dangerously cold and somewhat snowy. Expect it to rain about a third of the time and snow a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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February

February in Bismarck is frigid. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the single digits F (10+ below zero C). It tends to rain regularly. It also snows regularly. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

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March

March in Bismarck is cold. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month and snows 5-10 days this month.

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April

If you vacation in Bismarck during April, you might see that it is chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C). Humidity is generally between 40 and 50% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

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May

If you vacation in Bismarck during May, you may find that it is balmy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 40 and 50% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

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June

Traveling to Bismarck in June, you will notice that it is warm and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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July

If you vacation in Bismarck during July, you might notice that it is extremely warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C). Humidity is generally between 40 and 50% 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

August in Bismarck is pretty consistently hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 50s F (single digits C).

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September

If you visit Bismarck during September, you will probably see that it is mild. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 40 and 50% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

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October

If you vacation in Bismarck during October, you might notice that it is chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 40 and 50% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain once in a while.

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November

November in this region is brisk. Temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains occasionally and snows a bit less than half of the time.

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December

December here can be bitter cold and somewhat snowy. Temperatures average in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month and snows regularly.

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