Durham, New Hampshire, United States of America: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Durham, New Hampshire, United States of America? If you're planning to go to Durham, 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 Durham, New Hampshire, United States of America

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

Important essentials for Durham, New Hampshire, United States of America

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022

  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

  • A vaccine card protector

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

  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection available.

  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent plane-friendly option.

  • Kids' KN95 masks

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

  • 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 Durham, New Hampshire, United States of America by month

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January

January in Durham is very cold. 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 snows occasionally.

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February

February in Durham is very cold. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C) to 30s F (single digits C), although night temperatures can dip into the single digits F (10+ below zero C).

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March

March in Durham is cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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April

In April, Durham can be chilly. Temperatures routinely are in the 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 low 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Durham, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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May

May is balmy. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day.

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June

June in Durham is a perfect temperature. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) to high 70s F (mid 20s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 50s F (single digits C).

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July

July in Durham is pretty consistently hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (low 20s C) to low 80s F (high 20s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 50s F (single digits C).

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August

August in Durham is pretty consistently hot. 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 50s F (single digits C).

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September

If you go to Durham in September, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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October

October in Durham is relatively cool. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 50s F (single digits C) to low 60s F (high 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

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November

November in Durham is pretty cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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December

Traveling to Durham in December, you will notice that it is frigid. Daytime temperatures are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

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Activities for Durham, New Hampshire, United States of America

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

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