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

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Traveling to Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, United States of America? If you're planning to go to Champaign-Urbana, below 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 Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, United States of America

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

Important essentials for Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, United States of America

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks are not available for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Hand sanitizer

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


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

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


  • Travel insurance

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


  • A vaccine card protector

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

General health necessities

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

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January

January in Champaign-Urbana is freezing and snowy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C), with a few days below 0 F (10+ below zero C). It tends to rain 5-10 days this month. It also snows occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Champaign County Historical Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

February

February in Champaign-Urbana can be brisk and snowy. The snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C), although night temperatures can dip into the single digits F (10+ below zero C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Champaign County Historical Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

March

If you vacation in Champaign-Urbana during March, you may see that it is pretty cool and somewhat rainy. 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 rain regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Champaign County Historical Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

April

If you visit Champaign-Urbana during April, you are likely to see that it is relatively cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Champaign County Historical Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

May

If you are traveling to Champaign-Urbana in May, you will notice that it is mild and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Champaign County Historical Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

June

In June, Champaign-Urbana is hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 80s F (high 20s C) and once in a while jump into the low 90s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Champaign-Urbana, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Champaign County Historical Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

July

If you visit Champaign-Urbana during July, you will probably see that it can be very hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 20s 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 about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Champaign County Historical Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

August

August for Champaign-Urbana is hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Champaign County Historical Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

September

If you visit Champaign-Urbana during September, 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 50s F (low 10s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Champaign County Historical Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

October

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

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Champaign County Historical Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

November

November in Champaign-Urbana can be brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Champaign County Historical Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

December

December can be brisk and snowy. Temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month and snows occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Champaign County Historical Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

Activities for Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, United States of America

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

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