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

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Traveling to Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America? If you're planning to go to Indianapolis, below 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 Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America

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

Important essentials for Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Indianapolis, 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


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • A vaccine card protector

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


  • 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


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent plane-friendly product.


  • N95 masks

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

General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America by month

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January

If you are traveling to Indianapolis in January, you will notice that it is freezing and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month and snow a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 30s F (single digits C).

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February

February in Indianapolis is pretty cool and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain a bit less than half of the time. It also snows sometimes. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

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March

March in Indianapolis is brisk and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) to low 50s F (low 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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April

If you visit Indianapolis during April, you are likely to find that it is relatively cool and somewhat rainy. 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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May

Traveling to Indianapolis in May, you will notice that it is mild and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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June

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

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July

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

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August

August in Indianapolis is extremely warm. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

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September

Traveling to Indianapolis in September, you will notice that it is warm. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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October

October in Indianapolis is balmy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C).

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November

In November, Indianapolis can be very chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 50s F (low 10s C) and about a third of the time jump into the low 60s F (mid 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Indianapolis, with several of the days of the month having rain. In November, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

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December

Traveling to Indianapolis in December, you will notice that it is cold and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time and snow a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

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Activities for Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America

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

If you want to visit the majestic Scottish Rite Cathedral, it's suggested to wear modest clothing:

If you go to Garfield Park Conservatory and Sunken Garden, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Good hiking shoes

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


  • Ultralight day pack

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

If you visit the Children's Museum of Indianapolis, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

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