Boston, England, United Kingdom: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Boston, England, United Kingdom? If you're planning to go to Boston, I have 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 Boston, England, United Kingdom

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

Important essentials for Boston, England, United Kingdom

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Boston, 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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  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection you can have.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry TSA-friendly option.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards can get worn. An unreadable vaccination card can have 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).


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.

  • (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 Boston, England, United Kingdom by month

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January

January in Boston is cold and somewhat rainy. The snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C) to 40s F (single digits C).

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February

February in Boston is brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain a bit less than half of the time. There is frost about a third of the time.

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March

If you visit Boston during March, you are likely to see that it is pretty cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 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 5-10 days this month and snow (). There is frost sometimes.

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April

If you vacation in Boston during April, you will probably find that it is chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

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May

May in Boston is cool. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C) to low 60s F (mid 10s C).

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June

June for Boston is balmy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

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July

July here is balmy. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

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August

August in Boston is mild. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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September

If you are traveling to Boston in September, you will notice that it is mild. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

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October

October in Boston is relatively cool and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about a third of the time.

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November

If you visit Boston during November, you might find that it can be very chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 50s F (single digits 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 a bit less than half of the time and snow (). There is frost once in a while.

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December

In December, Boston can be very chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 40s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the 30s F (single digits C). During your visit, you can expect a couple of inches of snowfall. This is also a rainy time for Boston, with several of the days of the month having rain. There is frost about a third of the time.

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Activities for Boston, England, United Kingdom

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

If you go to the Bubblecar Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

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