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

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Traveling to Columbus, Minnesota, United States of America? If you're planning to go to Columbus, here 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 Columbus, Minnesota, United States of America

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

Important essentials for Columbus, Minnesota, United States of America

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

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


  • A vaccine card protector

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


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good TSA-friendly option.


  • 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.


  • Travel insurance

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

General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Columbus, Minnesota, United States of America by month

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January

January here is biting cold. Temperatures average in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

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February

February is frosty. Temperatures average in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

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March

March for Columbus is pretty cool. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

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April

April in Columbus is relatively cool. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

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May

In May, Columbus is mild and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 60s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Columbus, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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June

If you are traveling to Columbus in June, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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July

July in Columbus is pretty consistently hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

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August

In August, Columbus is extremely warm and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 80s F (high 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Columbus, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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September

September in Columbus is balmy and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

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October

October in Columbus is chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain regularly.

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November

November in Columbus is brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain occasionally.

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December

December in Columbus is beyond freezing. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 10s F (10+ below zero C), with a few days below 0 F (10+ below zero C). It tends to rain 5-10 days this month.

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Activities for Columbus, Minnesota, United States of America

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

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