Highlands, North Carolina, United States of America: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Highlands, North Carolina, United States of America? If you're planning to go to Highlands, 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 Highlands, North Carolina, United States of America

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

Important essentials for Highlands, North Carolina, United States of America

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance

    If you or a companion get COVID-19, your amazing trip can be ruined. Good travel insurance can help. See plans


  • 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).


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent TSA-friendly choice.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards can wear away. An unreadable vaccine card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    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 Highlands, North Carolina, United States of America by month

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January

January here can be brisk. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) during the day.

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February

In February, Highlands can be very chilly. Temperatures routinely are in the high 40s F (single digits C) and about 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 several inches of snow. This is also a rainy time for Highlands, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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March

In March, Highlands can be brisk. Temperatures routinely are in the 50s F (low 10s C) and regularly jump into the low 60s F (mid 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 30s F (single digits C). During your visit, you can expect a few inches of snow. This is also a rainy time for Highlands, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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April

April in Highlands is crisp. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

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May

In May, Highlands is balmy. Temperatures routinely are in 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 Highlands, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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June

In June, Highlands is warm. Temperatures routinely are in the 70s F (mid 20s C) and about a third of the time jump into the low 80s F (high 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the 50s F (low 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Highlands, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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July

July in Highlands is a perfect temperature. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) to high 70s F (mid 20s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 50s F (single digits C).

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August

August in Highlands is a perfect temperature. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 50s F (single digits C).

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September

If you go to Highlands in September, you will notice that it is mild. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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October

October can be chilly. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day.

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November

November in Highlands is pretty cool. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day.

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December

In December, Highlands can be very chilly. Temperatures routinely are in the high 40s F (single digits C) and regularly 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 a couple of inches of snowfall. This is also a rainy time for Highlands, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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Activities for Highlands, North Carolina, United States of America

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

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