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

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Traveling to Bloomington, Indiana, United States of America? If you're planning to go to Bloomington, below 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 Bloomington, Indiana, United States of America

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

Important essentials for Bloomington, Indiana, United States of America

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

    Cases are climbing again, and areas are returning to lockdown. If you or a companion get COVID-19, you may be stuck with no way home -- but travel insurance can protect you. Learn more about COVID-19 and travel insurance


  • 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).


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID protection available.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry TSA-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


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards frequently wear away. An unreadable vaccination card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.

General health necessities

Don't forget these

What to wear/what to pack for Bloomington, Indiana, United States of America by month

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January

January in Bloomington is brisk, snowy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains regularly and snows sometimes.

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February

If you go to Bloomington in February, you will notice that it is cold. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

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March

Traveling to Bloomington in March, you will notice that it can be very chilly and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (low 10s C).

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April

April in Bloomington can be chilly and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain regularly.

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May

In May, Bloomington is warm and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 70s F (mid 20s C) and a bit less than half of the time jump into the low 80s F (high 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 50s F (low 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Bloomington, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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June

In June, Bloomington is hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 80s F (high 20s C) and once in a while jump into the low 90s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Bloomington, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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July

July in Bloomington is really hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) to high 80s F (low 30s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

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August

August in Bloomington is extremely hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) to 80s F (low 20s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

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September

September in Bloomington is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

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October

If you visit Bloomington during October, you may notice that it is balmy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

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November

November in Bloomington is cold and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

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December

December in Bloomington is brisk and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

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Activities for Bloomington, Indiana, United States of America

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

If you go to Hoosier National Forest, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Ultralight day pack

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


  • Good hiking shoes

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

If you visit a temple, such as Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center and Kumbum Chamtse Ling Temple, wear:

If you visit the Indiana University Art Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

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