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

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Traveling to Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America? If you're planning to go to Memphis, 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 Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America

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

Important essentials for Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America

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

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a great option.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

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Activities for Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America

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

If you go to The Cotton Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

Castle hopping? For The Pink Palace Museum, take:

We also recommend these top tours in and around Memphis.

What to wear/what to pack for Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America by month

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January

Traveling to Memphis in January, you will notice that it is brisk and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

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February

February in Memphis can be very chilly. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) to 50s F (low 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

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March

March in Memphis is relatively cool and somewhat rainy. 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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April

In April, Memphis is balmy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 70s F (low 20s C) and 5-10 days this month jump into the low 80s F (high 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 50s F (low 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Memphis, with several of the days of the month having rain. In April, humidity reaches as high as 50%.

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May

In May, Memphis is extremely warm. Temperatures routinely are in the low 80s F (high 20s C) and occasionally jump into the low 90s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Memphis, with a few of the days of the month having rain. In May, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

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June

If you visit Memphis during June, you may see that it can be sweltering. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 60s F (low 20s C). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

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July

July in Memphis can be very hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) to low 90s F (low 30s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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August

August in Memphis is really hot. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

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September

If you vacation in Memphis during September, you might notice that it is hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

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October

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

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November

November here is crisp. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

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December

December in Memphis is cold 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 30s F (single digits C).

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