Milan, Italy: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Milan, Italy? If you're planning to go to Milan, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Milan, Italy

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

What to wear/what to pack for Milan, Italy by month

January

January in this region is pretty cool. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains or snows a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof boots
  • Heavy jacket
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Heavy socks
  • Sweaters
  • Waterproof coat
  • Umbrella

February

February in Milan can be very chilly. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C) to high 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Sweaters
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Heavy jacket
  • Waterproof coat
  • Waterproof boots
  • Heavy socks

March

March in Milan can be chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits C). But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Jacket or coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof boots
  • Umbrella
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Waterproof coat
  • Fleeces
  • Light gloves or mittens

April

April for Milan is crisp. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Umbrella
  • Jacket or coat
  • Socks
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Fleeces

May

If you visit Milan during May, you are likely to find that it is mild. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 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 a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sandals

June

If you visit Milan during June, you are likely to find that it is a perfect temperature and somewhat stormy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 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.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Light footwear
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Dresses
  • Skirts

July

July in this region is hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Short sleeve shirts

August

Traveling to Milan in August, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot and somewhat stormy. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Rain coat

September

September is warm. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts or short pants
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Light footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat

October

If you vacation in Milan during October, you are likely to find that it can be chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long skirts
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Socks
  • Umbrella
  • Standard footwear
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage

November

November in Milan is pretty cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits C). But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Jacket or coat
  • Fleeces
  • Socks
  • Waterproof boots
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof coat
  • Standard footwear

December

December in Milan is pretty cool. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains or snows once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sweaters
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Heavy socks
  • Waterproof boots
  • Heavy jacket
  • Waterproof coat

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Milan, Italy

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

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C, F and L
  • A SIM card that works in Milan
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • Pickpocketing is an issue, so wear a money belt or neck pouch
  • Appropriate museum wear
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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