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

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Traveling to New York City, New Jersey, United States of America? If you're planning to go to New York City, 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 New York City, New Jersey, United States of America

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

Important essentials for New York City, New Jersey, United States of America

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID-19 protection available.


  • 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).


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards may wear out. An unreadable vaccination card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • 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 a good plane-friendly choice.

General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for New York City, New Jersey, United States of America by month

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January

Traveling to New York City in January, you will notice that it can be extremely cold. Expect it to rain or snow regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the 30s F (single digits C).

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February

February in New York City is pretty cool. Temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains or snows regularly.

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March

March in New York City is pretty cool. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C).

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April

April in New York City is chilly. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C) to high 50s F (mid 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

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May

If you vacation in New York City during May, you may see that it is mild. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s 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 a bit less than half of the time.

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June

If you vacation in New York City during June, you will probably see that it is a perfect temperature. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (high 10s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

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July

July in New York City is hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) to low 80s F (high 20s C).

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August

August for New York City is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

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September

September here is warm. Temperatures average in the 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

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October

October in New York City is crisp. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) to low 60s F (high 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

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November

November in New York City is cold. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 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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December

If you are traveling to New York City in December, you will notice that it is brisk. Expect it to rain or snow regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

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Activities for New York City, New Jersey, United States of America

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

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