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

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Traveling to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States of America? If you're planning to go to Harrisburg, 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 Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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

Important essentials for Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Harrisburg, 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 good kit.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

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


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

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Activities for Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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

If you visit The State Museum of Pennsylvania, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

We also recommend these top tours in and around Harrisburg.

What to wear/what to pack for Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States of America by month

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January

If you are traveling to Harrisburg in January, you will notice that it is frigid and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

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February

In February, Harrisburg is pretty cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 30s F (single digits C) and about half of the time jump into the low 40s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C). This is also a rainy time for Harrisburg, with several of the days of the month having rain. In February, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

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March

March in Harrisburg can be very chilly and somewhat rainy. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits C) to high 40s F (single digits C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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April

April in Harrisburg is cool 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 regularly. With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 50% to 50% range on average.

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May

May in Harrisburg is balmy and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C).

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June

June here is extremely warm and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

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July

July in Harrisburg is hot and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

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August

August here is extremely warm and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

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September

If you visit Harrisburg during September, you will probably notice 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 50s F (low 10s C). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

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October

If you visit Harrisburg during October, you are likely to find that it is relatively cool. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

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November

If you go to Harrisburg in November, you will notice that it is brisk and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (low 10s C).

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December

In December, Harrisburg is cold and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 30s F (single digits C) and about half of the time jump into the low 40s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C). This is also a rainy time for Harrisburg, with several of the days of the month having rain. In December, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

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