Fairfax County, Virginia, United States of America: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Fairfax County, Virginia, United States of America? If you're planning to go to Fairfax County, this article contains 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 Fairfax County, Virginia, United States of America

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

Important essentials for Fairfax County, Virginia, United States of America

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

    Cases are climbing again, and areas are returning to lockdown. If you or a companion get COVID-19, you may be stuck with no way home -- but travel insurance can protect you. Learn more about COVID-19 and travel insurance


  • A vaccine card protector

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


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID protection available.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry plane-friendly option.


  • 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).


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more

General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Fairfax County, Virginia, United States of America by month

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January

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

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February

February is cold. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains or snows about a third of the time.

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March

March for Fairfax County can be brisk. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains or snows regularly.

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April

In April, Fairfax County is mild. Temperatures routinely are in the high 60s F (low 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Fairfax County, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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May

If you vacation in Fairfax County during May, you might find that it is a perfect temperature. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

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June

June in Fairfax County is pretty consistently hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C).

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July

July for Fairfax County is consistently hot. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

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August

If you vacation in Fairfax County during August, you are likely to notice that it can be very hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

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September

Traveling to Fairfax County in September, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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October

If you are traveling to Fairfax County in October, you will notice that it is mild. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

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November

If you go to Fairfax County in November, you will notice that it is relatively cool. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

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December

December in Fairfax County can be very chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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Activities for Fairfax County, Virginia, United States of America

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

If you visit the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center - National Air and Space Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

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