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

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Traveling to Detroit, Michigan, United States of America? If you're planning to go to Detroit, 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 Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

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

Important essentials for Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Detroit, 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 great value.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

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Activities for Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

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

What to wear/what to pack for Detroit, Michigan, United States of America by month

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January

January can be extremely cold, somewhat snowy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day. It rains about half of the time and snows about a third of the time.

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February

February in Detroit is frigid, 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 regularly. It also snows 5-10 days this month. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

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March

Traveling to Detroit in March, you will notice that it can be very chilly, snowy and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time and snow occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the 40s F (single digits C).

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April

In April, Detroit can be chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) and about half of the time jump into the low 60s F (mid 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 30s F (single digits C). During your visit, you can expect a dusting of snow. This is also a rainy time for Detroit, with several of the days of the month having rain. In April, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

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May

May for Detroit is mild and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

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June

June for Detroit is a perfect temperature and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

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July

July in Detroit is pretty consistently hot and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

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August

If you visit Detroit during August, you may find that it is 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 (high 10s 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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September

September in Detroit is warm and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) to 70s F (low 20s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 50s F (single digits C).

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October

October in Detroit is cool and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C) to low 60s F (high 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C).

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November

In November, Detroit can be brisk and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 40s F (single digits C) and about half of the time jump into the low 50s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the 30s F (single digits C). During your visit, you can expect a few inches of snow. This is also a rainy time for Detroit, with several of the days of the month having rain. In November, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

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December

Traveling to Detroit in December, you will notice that it is frigid, snowy and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time and snow about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 30s F (single digits C).

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