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

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

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

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

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

    Cases are climbing again, and areas are returning to lockdown. If you or a companion get COVID-19, you may be stuck with no way home -- but travel insurance can protect you. Learn more about COVID-19 and travel insurance


  • N95 masks

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


  • A vaccine card protector

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


  • Kids' KN95 masks

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

  • (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


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good plane-friendly option.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

General health necessities

Don't forget these

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

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January

Traveling to New York in January, you will notice that it is freezing, somewhat snowy and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time and snow regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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February

In February, New York is very cold, snowy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 30s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the 10s F (single digits below 0 C). During your visit, you can expect heavy snowfall. This is also a rainy time for New York, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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March

If you go to New York in March, you will notice that it is pretty cool, snowy and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time and snow sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

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April

In April, New York is cold, snowy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 50s F (low 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the 30s F (single digits C). During your visit, you can expect several inches of snow. This is also a rainy time for New York, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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May

May is balmy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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June

In June, New York is a perfect temperature and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 70s F (mid 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the 50s F (low 10s C). This is also a rainy time for New York, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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July

If you visit New York during July, you are likely to find that it is warm and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

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August

August in New York is warm and somewhat rainy. 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).

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September

September in New York is mild and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain regularly.

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October

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

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November

Traveling to New York in November, you will notice that it can be brisk, snowy and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time and snow once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the 40s F (single digits C).

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December

In December, New York is frosty, snowy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 30s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C). During your visit, you can expect heavy snowfall. This is also a rainy time for New York, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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