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

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Traveling to Bloomington-Normal, Illinois, United States of America? If you're planning to go to Bloomington-Normal, this 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-Normal, Illinois, United States of America

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

Important essentials for Bloomington-Normal, Illinois, United States of America

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Bloomington-Normal, 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


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards can wear away. An unreadable card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • 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).


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good 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


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID-19 protection possible.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

General health necessities

Don't forget these

What to wear/what to pack for Bloomington-Normal, Illinois, United States of America by month

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January

January for Bloomington-Normal is freezing. Temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains or snows about a third of the time.

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February

February in Bloomington-Normal is pretty cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C), with a few days below 0 F (10+ below zero C).

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March

In March, Bloomington-Normal is cold. Temperatures routinely are in the low 40s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C). This is also a rainy time for Bloomington-Normal, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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April

April in Bloomington-Normal is relatively cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C), with a few days below 32 F (single digits C).

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May

In May, Bloomington-Normal is warm. Temperatures routinely are in the 70s F (mid 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 50s F (low 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Bloomington-Normal, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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June

June in this region is hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

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July

If you visit Bloomington-Normal during July, you might find that it is really hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

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August

August in Bloomington-Normal can be very hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 70s F (low 20s C) to 80s F (low 30s C).

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September

September in Bloomington-Normal is a perfect temperature. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 10s C) to low 70s F (mid 20s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

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October

October is balmy. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

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November

November in Bloomington-Normal can be brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits C).

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December

December here can be brisk. Temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains or snows about a third of the time.

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Activities for Bloomington-Normal, Illinois, United States of America

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

If you go to Miller Park Zoo, 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 go to the Children's Discovery Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

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