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

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Traveling to Gainesville, Florida, United States of America? If you're planning to go to Gainesville, 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 Gainesville, Florida, United States of America

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

Important essentials for Gainesville, Florida, United States of America

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

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a great one.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

Activities for Gainesville, Florida, United States of America

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

If you go to Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, you will do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.

If you see Florida Museum of Natural History, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

We also recommend these top tours in and around Gainesville.

What to wear/what to pack for Gainesville, Florida, United States of America by month

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January

If you go to Gainesville in January, you will notice that it is mild and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

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February

February here is balmy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

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March

If you visit Gainesville during March, you might find that it is warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

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April

If you vacation in Gainesville during April, you will probably find that it is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C). Humidity is generally around 50 during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain sometimes.

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May

If you vacation in Gainesville during May, you may find that it can be very hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (high 10s C). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. 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 Gainesville can be sweltering and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

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July

If you visit Gainesville during July, you will probably see that it can be very hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

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August

In August, Gainesville is really hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 90s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 70s F (low 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Gainesville, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In August, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

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September

If you are traveling to Gainesville in September, you will notice that it is really hot and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

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October

October in Gainesville is 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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November

November in Gainesville is a perfect temperature. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C) to 70s F (mid 20s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

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December

If you are traveling to Gainesville in December, you will notice that it is balmy. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (low 10s C).

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