Elgin, Scotland, United Kingdom: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Elgin, Scotland, United Kingdom? If you're planning to go to Elgin, 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 Elgin, Scotland, United Kingdom

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

Important essentials for Elgin, Scotland, United Kingdom

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance

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


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

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


  • A vaccine card protector

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


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • 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 TSA-friendly product.

General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Elgin, Scotland, United Kingdom by month

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January

If you vacation in Elgin during January, you will probably see that it can be brisk and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly. There is frost 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you want to visit the majestic Elgin Cathedral, it's worthwhile to wear modest clothing:

If you go to the Elgin Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

February

Traveling to Elgin in February, you will notice that it is cold and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the 40s F (single digits C). There is frost about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you want to visit the majestic Elgin Cathedral, it's worthwhile to wear modest clothing:

If you go to the Elgin Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

March

Traveling to Elgin in March, you will notice that it is brisk and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 40s F (single digits C). There is frost 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you want to visit the majestic Elgin Cathedral, it's worthwhile to wear modest clothing:

If you go to the Elgin Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

April

If you visit Elgin during April, you will probably see that it can be brisk and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 30s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time. There is frost once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you want to visit the majestic Elgin Cathedral, it's worthwhile to wear modest clothing:

If you go to the Elgin Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

May

May here is relatively cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you want to visit the majestic Elgin Cathedral, it's worthwhile to wear modest clothing:

If you go to the Elgin Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

June

In June, Elgin can be chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) and about a third of the time jump into the low 60s F (mid 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Elgin, with several of the days of the month having rain. In June, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you want to visit the majestic Elgin Cathedral, it's worthwhile to wear modest clothing:

If you go to the Elgin Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

July

July in Elgin is mild and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you want to visit the majestic Elgin Cathedral, it's worthwhile to wear modest clothing:

If you go to the Elgin Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

August

August for Elgin is chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 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 want to visit the majestic Elgin Cathedral, it's worthwhile to wear modest clothing:

If you go to the Elgin Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

September

If you vacation in Elgin during September, you are likely to find that it is cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 40s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally around 70 during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you want to visit the majestic Elgin Cathedral, it's worthwhile to wear modest clothing:

If you go to the Elgin Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

October

October in Elgin is brisk and somewhat rainy. 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). It tends to rain about half of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you want to visit the majestic Elgin Cathedral, it's worthwhile to wear modest clothing:

If you go to the Elgin Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

November

Traveling to Elgin in November, you will notice that it is brisk and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 40s F (single digits C). There is frost sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you want to visit the majestic Elgin Cathedral, it's worthwhile to wear modest clothing:

If you go to the Elgin Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

December

December here is brisk and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) during the day. There is frost about half of the time. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you want to visit the majestic Elgin Cathedral, it's worthwhile to wear modest clothing:

If you go to the Elgin Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

Activities for Elgin, Scotland, United Kingdom

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

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