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

Traveling to Iowa City, Iowa, United States of America? If you're planning to go to Iowa City, 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 Iowa City, Iowa, United States of America

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

Important essentials for Iowa City, Iowa, United States of America

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Iowa City, 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


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry plane-friendly option.


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID protection you can 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 may become worn. An unreadable card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Iowa City, Iowa, United States of America by month

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January

January in Iowa City is freezing. Temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day. It rains regularly and snows sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Old Capitol Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

February

February in Iowa City is very cold. Temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time and snows sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Old Capitol Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

March

March in Iowa City is cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Old Capitol Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

April

April in Iowa City is chilly and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Old Capitol Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

May

If you vacation in Iowa City during May, you may notice that it is warm and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 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 regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Old Capitol Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

June

If you vacation in Iowa City during June, you are likely to notice that it is extremely warm and somewhat rainy. 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 (mid 10s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Old Capitol Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

July

If you visit Iowa City during July, you may notice that it is really hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Old Capitol Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

August

August in this region is extremely warm. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Old Capitol Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

September

September in Iowa City is a perfect temperature and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) to high 70s F (mid 20s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 50s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Old Capitol Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

October

If you visit Iowa City during October, you may find that it is balmy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Old Capitol Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

November

November in Iowa City can be very chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Old Capitol Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

December

December in Iowa City is frosty. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C), with a few days below 0 F (10+ below zero C). It tends to rain regularly. It also snows once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Old Capitol Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

Activities for Iowa City, Iowa, United States of America

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

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