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

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Traveling to Burlington, Vermont, United States of America? If you're planning to go to Burlington, 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 Burlington, Vermont, United States of America

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

Important essentials for Burlington, Vermont, United States of America

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

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a great choice.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

Activities for Burlington, Vermont, United States of America

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

If you go to ECHO at the Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • 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


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Binoculars

    Like these

If you see Shelburne Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

Burlington has excellent beaches. If you plan go to the beach, take:

We also recommend these top tours in and around Burlington.

What to wear/what to pack for Burlington, Vermont, United States of America by month

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January

Traveling to Burlington in January, you will notice that it is unbearably cold and somewhat snowy. Expect it to snow about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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February

In February, Burlington is frigid and somewhat snowy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C) and sometimes jump into the low 40s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the low 10s F (10+ below zero C). This is also a rainy time for Burlington, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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March

March in Burlington can be brisk. 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). It snows about a third of the time.

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April

If you go to Burlington in April, you will notice that it is pretty cool. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (low 10s C).

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May

Traveling to Burlington in May, you will notice that it can be chilly. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

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June

In June, Burlington is a perfect temperature. Temperatures routinely are in the low 70s F (low 20s C) and 5-10 days this month jump into the low 80s F (high 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the 50s F (low 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Burlington, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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July

If you visit Burlington during July, you may notice that it is warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

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August

August in Burlington is a perfect temperature. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 50s F (single digits C).

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September

In September, Burlington is mild. Temperatures routinely are in the high 60s F (low 20s C) and once in a while jump into the low 80s F (high 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 50s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Burlington, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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October

In October, Burlington is crisp. Temperatures routinely are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) and about a third of the time jump into the low 60s F (mid 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Burlington, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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November

November in Burlington can be brisk. 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).

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December

December in Burlington is frigid and somewhat snowy. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C) to low 30s F (single digits C), although night temperatures can dip into the single digits F (10+ below zero C).

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