Grand Traverse Bay Area, Michigan, United States of America: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Grand Traverse Bay Area, Michigan, United States of America? If you're planning to go to Grand Traverse Bay Area, this 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 Grand Traverse Bay Area, Michigan, United States of America

Based on the climate and weather in Grand Traverse Bay Area, the best time to go is July. See below for details.

Important essentials for Grand Traverse Bay Area, Michigan, United States of America

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Grand Traverse Bay Area, 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


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID-19 protection you can 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


  • 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 wear out. An unreadable card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent TSA-friendly choice.

General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Grand Traverse Bay Area, Michigan, United States of America by month

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January

Traveling to Grand Traverse Bay Area in January, you will notice that it is frigid and somewhat snowy. Expect it to snow about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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February

If you go to Grand Traverse Bay Area in February, you will notice that it can be extremely cold and somewhat snowy. Expect it to snow about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C).

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March

Traveling to Grand Traverse Bay Area in March, you will notice that it is cold. Expect it to snow 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

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April

In April, Grand Traverse Bay Area can be brisk. Temperatures routinely are in the low 50s F (low 10s C) and about half of the time jump into the low 50s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the low 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Grand Traverse Bay Area, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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May

May here can be chilly. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day.

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June

If you visit Grand Traverse Bay Area during June, you will probably see that it is balmy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C).

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July

If you go to Grand Traverse Bay Area in July, you will notice that it is warm. Daytime temperatures are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

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August

In August, Grand Traverse Bay Area is a perfect temperature. Temperatures routinely are in the 70s F (mid 20s C) and once in a while jump into the low 80s F (high 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Grand Traverse Bay Area, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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September

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

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October

October in Grand Traverse Bay Area is chilly. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day.

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November

November in Grand Traverse Bay Area is pretty cool. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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December

December in Grand Traverse Bay Area is very cold and somewhat snowy. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C) to low 30s F (single digits C), although night temperatures can dip into the single digits F (10+ below zero C).

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Activities for Grand Traverse Bay Area, Michigan, United States of America

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Grand Traverse Bay Area.

If you see the Dennos Museum Center, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

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