Bristol, Rhode Island, United States of America: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

Traveling to Bristol, Rhode Island, United States of America? If you're planning to go to Bristol, 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 Bristol, Rhode Island, United States of America

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

Important essentials for Bristol, Rhode Island, United States of America

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • 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.


  • A vaccine card protector

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


  • Travel insurance

    If you or a companion get COVID-19, your amazing trip can be ruined. Good travel insurance can help. See plans


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID-19 protection you can have.

General health necessities

Don't forget these

What to wear/what to pack for Bristol, Rhode Island, United States of America by month

Already know when you're traveling?

January

In January, Bristol is brisk. Temperatures routinely are in the high 30s F (single digits C) and about half of the time jump into 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 Bristol, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Ultralight day pack

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


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Good hiking shoes

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

February

February in Bristol is brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C). It snows sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Ultralight day pack

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


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Good hiking shoes

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

March

If you vacation in Bristol during March, you will probably see that it is pretty cool. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to snow once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Ultralight day pack

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


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Good hiking shoes

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

April

If you vacation in Bristol during April, you are likely to find 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 high 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Ultralight day pack

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


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Good hiking shoes

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

May

May in Bristol is balmy. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Ultralight day pack

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


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Good hiking shoes

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

June

If you visit Bristol during June, you will probably notice that it is a perfect temperature. 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).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Ultralight day pack

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


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Good hiking shoes

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

July

If you visit Bristol during July, you are likely to see that it is hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Ultralight day pack

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


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Good hiking shoes

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

August

If you are traveling to Bristol in August, you will notice that it is extremely warm. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Ultralight day pack

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


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Good hiking shoes

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

September

If you visit Bristol during September, you will probably find that it is a perfect temperature. Temperatures tend to hover around the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Ultralight day pack

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


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Good hiking shoes

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

October

If you go to Bristol in October, you will notice that it is cool. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Ultralight day pack

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


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Good hiking shoes

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

November

November in Bristol is pretty cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Ultralight day pack

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


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Good hiking shoes

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

December

December in Bristol is pretty cool. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C) to low 40s F (single digits C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Ultralight day pack

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


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Good hiking shoes

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

Activities for Bristol, Rhode Island, United States of America

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

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