Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States of America: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

This article contains affiliate links to Amazon and other vendors. We may earn commission from purchases made through these links.

Traveling to Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States of America? If you're planning to go to Council Bluffs, the following is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

Contents

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 Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States of America

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

Important essentials for Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States of America

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good plane-friendly option.


  • Travel insurance

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


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards often wear out. An unreadable card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

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


  • Kids' KN95 masks

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

General health necessities

Don't forget these

What to wear/what to pack for Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States of America by month

Already know when you're traveling?

January

January in Council Bluffs is 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).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Union Pacific Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

February

February for Council Bluffs is cold. Temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains or snows regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Union Pacific Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

March

Traveling to Council Bluffs in March, you will notice that it is brisk. Expect it to rain or snow a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Union Pacific Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

April

April in Council Bluffs is crisp. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Union Pacific Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

May

May is warm. Temperatures average in the 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Union Pacific Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

June

In June, Council Bluffs is extremely warm. Temperatures routinely are in the low 80s F (high 20s C) and a bit less than half of the time 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 Council Bluffs, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Union Pacific Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

July

July here can be very hot. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Union Pacific Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

August

August is extremely hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Union Pacific Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

September

Traveling to Council Bluffs 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).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Union Pacific Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

October

October in Council Bluffs is balmy. 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).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Union Pacific Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

November

November in Council Bluffs can be brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Union Pacific Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

December

December in Council Bluffs is frigid. 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).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Union Pacific Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

Activities for Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States of America

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

Check out our guides for these other locations: Nkhotakota, Malawi, Bokor National Park, Cambodia, Berlin, Connecticut, United States of America, Beaumont-du-Ventoux, France, Stuttgart Region, Germany, Ribeauvillé, France, Keren, Eritrea, La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States of America, Ibo, Mozambique, Brady, Nebraska, United States of America, and Edmonds, Washington, United States of America.