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

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Traveling to Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America? If you're planning to go to Cincinnati, 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 Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

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

Important essentials for Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Cincinnati, 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 good value.


  • 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 Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

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

If you want to go to the beautiful Holy Cross-Immaculata Catholic Church, it's worthwhile to wear modest clothing:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you are planning to check out the must-see Clifton Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who may enter the mosque; you should check with the Cincinnati tourism authority.

If you go to Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens, you will do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Good hiking shoes

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


  • Ultralight day pack

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


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.

If you visit a temple, such as Isaac M. Wise Temple, wear:

If you go to Cincinnati Art Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

We also recommend these top tours in and around Cincinnati.

What to wear/what to pack for Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America by month

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January

January in Cincinnati can be very chilly, snowy and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain a bit less than half of the time. It also snows regularly. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

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February

Traveling to Cincinnati in February, you will notice that it is brisk, snowy and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month and snow sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the 40s F (single digits C).

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March

If you visit Cincinnati during March, you will probably find that it can be brisk and somewhat rainy. 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). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

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April

April in Cincinnati is mild and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C), with a few days below 32 F (single digits C). It tends to rain 5-10 days this month. With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

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May

If you visit Cincinnati during May, you will probably see 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 low 50s F (low 10s C). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

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June

If you visit Cincinnati during June, you might notice that it is pretty consistently hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (mid 10s C). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

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July

In July, Cincinnati is constantly hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 80s F (low 30s C) and about a third of the time jump into the low 90s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the 60s F (high 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Cincinnati, with several of the days of the month having rain. In July, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

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August

If you visit Cincinnati during August, 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). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

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September

If you are traveling to Cincinnati in September, you will notice that it is warm. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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October

If you vacation in Cincinnati during October, you are likely to notice that it is mild. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits 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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November

November in Cincinnati is brisk and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain regularly. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

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December

December in Cincinnati is pretty cool and somewhat rainy. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 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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