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

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Traveling to Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America? If you're planning to go to Boston, I've got 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, Massachusetts, United States of America

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

Important essentials for Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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

    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


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Hand sanitizer

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


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection you can 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


  • 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).


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards may get worn. An unreadable vaccine card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.

General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America by month

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January

January in Boston can be extremely cold, snowy and somewhat rainy. The snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C), although night temperatures can dip into the single digits F (10+ below zero C).

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February

If you are traveling to Boston in February, you will notice that it can be very chilly, snowy and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain regularly and snow once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

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March

If you go to Boston in March, you will notice that it is cold, snowy and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about a third of the time and snow occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the 40s F (single digits C).

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April

April in Boston is cool and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C) to 50s F (low 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

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May

May here is balmy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

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June

If you visit Boston during June, you may notice that it is warm and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

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July

If you are traveling to Boston in July, you will notice that it is extremely warm. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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August

If you go to Boston in August, you will notice that it is warm and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (high 20s C).

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September

September in Boston is balmy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) to low 70s F (low 20s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 50s F (single digits C).

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October

October in this region is cool. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

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November

If you are traveling to Boston in November, you will notice that it is pretty cool and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (low 10s C).

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December

December here can be very chilly, snowy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time and snows occasionally.

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