Oak Park, Illinois, United States of America: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Oak Park, Illinois, United States of America? If you're planning to go to Oak Park, the following 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 Oak Park, Illinois, United States of America

Based on the climate and weather in Oak Park, the best time to go is June. See below for details.

Important essentials for Oak Park, Illinois, United States of America

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Oak Park, 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


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry TSA-friendly option.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • 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).

  • (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


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID-19 protection you can have.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards may wear away. An unreadable card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.

General health necessities

Don't forget these

What to wear/what to pack for Oak Park, Illinois, United States of America by month

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January

January in Oak Park is very cold, snowy and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C), with a few days below 0 F (10+ below zero C). It tends to rain a bit less than half of the time. It also snows regularly. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

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February

February can be extremely cold and snowy. Temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time and snows sometimes.

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March

March in Oak Park is brisk, snowy and somewhat rainy. The snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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April

April in Oak Park is 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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May

May here is balmy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

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June

In June, Oak Park is warm and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 70s F (high 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Oak Park, with several of the days of the month having rain. In June, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

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July

In July, Oak Park is hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 80s F (high 20s C) and once in a while jump into the low 90s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the 60s F (high 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Oak Park, with several of the days of the month having rain. In July, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

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August

If you vacation in Oak Park during August, you might find that it is hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 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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September

If you vacation in Oak Park during September, you will probably see that it is warm and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 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 regularly.

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October

October in Oak Park is chilly. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

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November

Traveling to Oak Park in November, you will notice that it can be brisk and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

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December

If you go to Oak Park in December, you will notice that it is frosty, snowy and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about a third of the time and snow a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 30s F (single digits C).

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Activities for Oak Park, Illinois, United States of America

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

If you go to Oak Park River Forest Museum, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet

If you see a temple, such as Unity Temple, wear:

If you visit the Pleasant Home museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

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