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

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Traveling to Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States of America? If you're planning to go to Lancaster, here 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 Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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

Important essentials for Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Lancaster, 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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  • A vaccine card protector

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


  • Kids' KN95 masks

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


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good TSA-friendly product.

  • (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


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID protection available.


  • 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 Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States of America by month

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January

January in Lancaster can be brisk. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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February

February in Lancaster can be very chilly. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits C) to low 40s F (single digits C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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March

In March, Lancaster is pretty cool. Temperatures routinely are in the low 50s F (low 10s C) and a bit less than half of the time jump into the low 60s F (mid 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C). This is also a rainy time for Lancaster, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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April

April in Lancaster is crisp. 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 40s F (single digits C).

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May

May here is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day.

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June

In June, Lancaster is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures routinely are in the low 80s F (high 20s C) and sometimes jump into the low 90s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Lancaster, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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July

July here can be sweltering. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 20s C) during the day.

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August

If you vacation in Lancaster during August, you will probably notice that it is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (high 10s C).

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September

September is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day.

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October

If you vacation in Lancaster during October, you might 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).

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November

November in Lancaster is pretty cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C).

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December

In December, Lancaster is cold. Temperatures routinely are in the low 40s F (single digits C) and 5-10 days this month jump into the low 50s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C). This is also a rainy time for Lancaster, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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Activities for Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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

If you go to the National Watch and Clock Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

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