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

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Traveling to Fairbanks, Alaska, United States of America? If you're planning to go to Fairbanks, the following 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 Fairbanks, Alaska, United States of America

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

Important essentials for Fairbanks, Alaska, United States of America

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Fairbanks, 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.


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID-19 protection possible.


  • 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).


  • A vaccine card protector

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


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry TSA-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

General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Fairbanks, Alaska, United States of America by month

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January

January in Fairbanks can be bitter cold and somewhat snowy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 10+ below zero F (20+ below zero C). It tends to rain about a third of the time. It also snows a bit less than half of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 70% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the University of Alaska Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

February

If you are traveling to Fairbanks in February, you will notice that it is biting cold. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time and snow a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 10s F (10+ below zero C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the University of Alaska Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

March

March in Fairbanks is unbearably cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the single digits below 0 F (10+ below zero C). It tends to rain once in a while. It also snows sometimes. With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the University of Alaska Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

April

April in Fairbanks can be brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C), with a few days below 0 F (10+ below zero C). It tends to rain sometimes. With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 40% to 50% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the University of Alaska Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

May

If you vacation in Fairbanks during May, you may notice that it is cool. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 30s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 30 and 40% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the University of Alaska Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

June

If you are traveling to Fairbanks in June, you will notice that it is mild and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the University of Alaska Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

July

If you go to Fairbanks in July, you will notice that it is balmy and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the University of Alaska Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

August

August in Fairbanks is balmy and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain regularly. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the University of Alaska Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

September

September can be very chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the University of Alaska Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

October

In October, Fairbanks can be extremely cold, somewhat snowy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C) and 5-10 days this month jump into the low 40s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C). This is also a rainy time for Fairbanks, with several of the days of the month having rain. In October, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the University of Alaska Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

November

November is biting cold, somewhat snowy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 10s F (10+ below zero C) during the day. It rains regularly and snows about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the University of Alaska Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

December

December in Fairbanks is biting cold and somewhat snowy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 10+ below zero F (20+ below zero C). It tends to rain a bit less than half of the time. It also snows regularly. 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 go to the University of Alaska Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

Activities for Fairbanks, Alaska, United States of America

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

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