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

Traveling to Columbus, Ohio, United States of America? If you're planning to go to Columbus, this article contains 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, Ohio, United States of America

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

Important essentials for Columbus, Ohio, 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 protection you can have.


  • 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


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards frequently wear away. An unreadable vaccination card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • 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).


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry plane-friendly option.

General health necessities

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

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January

January in Columbus is very cold, somewhat snowy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains about half of the time and snows a bit less than half of the time.

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February

February in Columbus is brisk and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain 5-10 days this month. 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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March

March in Columbus is brisk and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) to low 50s F (low 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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April

April in Columbus can be chilly and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about half of the time. With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

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May

If you go to Columbus in May, you will notice that it is mild and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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June

If you visit Columbus during June, you will probably 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 regularly.

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July

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

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August

August for Columbus is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

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September

If you visit Columbus during September, you will probably notice that it is a perfect temperature. 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 (mid 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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October

If you go to Columbus in October, you will notice that it is mild. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

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November

November in Columbus is pretty cool and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) to low 50s F (low 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

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December

In December, Columbus is brisk and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 40s 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 high 20s F (single digits below 0 C). This is also a rainy time for Columbus, with several of the days of the month having rain. In December, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

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