Down East, Maine, United States of America: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Down East, Maine, United States of America? If you're planning to go to Down East, 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 Down East, Maine, United States of America

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

Important essentials for Down East, Maine, United States of America

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • 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).


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

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


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent plane-friendly product.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards frequently get worn. An unreadable vaccine card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • 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 Down East, Maine, United States of America by month

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January

January in Down East can be bitter cold. The snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C), although night temperatures can dip into the single digits F (10+ below zero C).

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February

February in Down East is frigid. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C), although night temperatures can dip into the single digits F (10+ below zero C).

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March

In March, Down East can be very chilly. Temperatures routinely are in the high 30s 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 low 10s F (single digits below 0 C). This is also a rainy time for Down East, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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April

April in Down East can be brisk. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains or snows about half of the time.

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May

May in Down East is crisp. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

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June

June in this region is balmy. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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July

July in Down East is warm. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 50s F (single digits C).

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August

August in this region is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

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September

September in Down East is balmy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) to high 60s F (low 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C).

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October

October in Down East is chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

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November

If you are traveling to Down East in November, you will notice that it can be brisk. Expect it to rain or snow about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 40s F (single digits C).

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December

December in Down East is freezing. Temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains or snows about half of the time.

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Activities for Down East, Maine, United States of America

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

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