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

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Traveling to Northampton, Massachusetts, United States of America? If you're planning to go to Northampton, we've got 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 Northampton, Massachusetts, United States of America

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

Important essentials for Northampton, Massachusetts, United States of America

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance

    If you or a companion get COVID-19, your amazing trip can be ruined. Good travel insurance can help. See plans


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

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


  • 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).


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent TSA-friendly option.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards often become worn. An unreadable vaccine card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.

General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Northampton, Massachusetts, United States of America by month

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January

Traveling to Northampton in January, you will notice that it is freezing. Expect it to snow once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Smith College Museum of Art, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

February

February in Northampton is freezing. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 10s F (single digits below 0 C), with a few days below 0 F (10+ below zero C). It snows sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Smith College Museum of Art, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

March

March can be very chilly. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Smith College Museum of Art, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

April

April here is crisp. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Smith College Museum of Art, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

May

May in Northampton is mild. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (low 20s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Smith College Museum of Art, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

June

In June, Northampton is a perfect temperature. Temperatures routinely are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) and about half of the time jump into the low 80s F (high 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the 50s F (low 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Northampton, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Smith College Museum of Art, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

July

July in this region is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Smith College Museum of Art, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

August

August in Northampton is hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 50s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Smith College Museum of Art, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

September

September for Northampton is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the 70s F (low 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Smith College Museum of Art, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

October

If you are traveling to Northampton in October, you will notice that it is chilly. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Smith College Museum of Art, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

November

November in this region can be brisk. Temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Smith College Museum of Art, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

December

December is cold. Temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It snows occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Smith College Museum of Art, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

Activities for Northampton, Massachusetts, United States of America

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

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