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

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Traveling to Helena, Montana, United States of America? If you're planning to go to Helena, 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 Helena, Montana, United States of America

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

Important essentials for Helena, Montana, United States of America

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

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  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry TSA-friendly product.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks aren't sold for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).

  • (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


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards frequently get worn. An unreadable card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection you can have.

General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Helena, Montana, United States of America by month

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January

Traveling to Helena in January, you will notice that it is frigid. Expect it to rain or snow regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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February

February in Helena is very cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 10s F (single digits below 0 C), with a few days below 0 F (10+ below zero C).

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March

March in this region is pretty cool. 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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April

If you vacation in Helena during April, you will probably see that it is chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain or snow/sleet a bit less than half of the time.

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May

May in Helena is chilly. 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).

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June

June in Helena is mild. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

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July

July in this region is hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

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August

If you visit Helena during August, you will probably see 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 low 50s F (low 10s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

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September

September for Helena is balmy. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

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October

October is chilly. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains or snows occasionally.

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November

November in Helena is cold. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains or snows 5-10 days this month.

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December

Traveling to Helena in December, you will notice that it is frigid. Expect it to rain or snow about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 30s F (single digits C).

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Activities for Helena, Montana, United States of America

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

If you are intending to see the charming Cathedral of St. Helena, it's worthwhile to wear modest clothing:

If you go to Gates of the Mountains, 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.


  • 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

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