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

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Traveling to Hartford, Connecticut, United States of America? If you're planning to go to Hartford, 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 Hartford, Connecticut, United States of America

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

Important essentials for Hartford, Connecticut, United States of America

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

  • (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


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks don't exist 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 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 excellent plane-friendly option.

General health necessities

Don't forget these

What to wear/what to pack for Hartford, Connecticut, United States of America by month

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January

January for Hartford is freezing, snowy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month and snows occasionally.

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February

February is cold, snowy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains regularly and snows sometimes.

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March

In March, Hartford is brisk, snowy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 40s F (single digits C) and a bit less than half of the time jump into the low 50s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C). During your visit, you can expect heavy snowfall. This is also a rainy time for Hartford, with several of the days of the month having rain. In March, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

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April

In April, Hartford is relatively cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) and about half of the time jump into the low 60s F (mid 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 30s F (single digits C). During your visit, you can expect a few inches of snow. This is also a rainy time for Hartford, with several of the days of the month having rain. In April, humidity reaches as high as 50%.

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May

In May, Hartford is balmy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 70s F (low 20s C) and about half of the time jump into the low 70s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Hartford, with several of the days of the month having rain. In May, humidity reaches as high as 50%.

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June

In June, Hartford is a perfect temperature and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 70s F (high 20s C) and about half of the time 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 Hartford, with several of the days of the month having rain. In June, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

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July

In July, Hartford is extremely warm and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 80s F (high 20s C) and 5-10 days this month jump into the low 90s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 60s F (high 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Hartford, with several of the days of the month having rain. In July, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

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August

If you go to Hartford in August, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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September

If you visit Hartford during September, you might see that it is a perfect temperature. 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 (low 10s C). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

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October

October in Hartford is chilly. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

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November

November in Hartford can be brisk and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about a third of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

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December

December in this region can be very chilly, snowy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month and snows sometimes.

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Activities for Hartford, Connecticut, United States of America

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

If you go to Butler McCook House & Garden, you'll probably do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Good hiking shoes

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


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Ultralight day pack

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

If you go to the Mark Twain House & Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

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