Old Lyme, Connecticut, United States of America: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Old Lyme, Connecticut, United States of America? If you're planning to go to Old Lyme, 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 Old Lyme, Connecticut, United States of America

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

Important essentials for Old Lyme, Connecticut, United States of America

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

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  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent plane-friendly product.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • A vaccine card protector

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


  • 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).


  • N95 masks

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

  • (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

General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Old Lyme, Connecticut, United States of America by month

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January

January in Old Lyme can be very chilly and snowy. Temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time and snows (extremely heavy snowfall).

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February

In February, Old Lyme can be brisk and snowy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 40s F (single digits C) and about half of the time jump into the low 40s 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 Old Lyme, with a few of the days of the month having rain.

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March

Traveling to Old Lyme in March, you will notice that it is brisk and snowy. Expect it to rain occasionally and snow (several inches of snow). Daytime temperatures are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

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April

If you are traveling to Old Lyme in April, you will notice that it is relatively cool. Expect it to rain occasionally and snow (). Daytime temperatures are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

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May

Traveling to Old Lyme in May, you will notice that it is mild. Expect it to rain once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

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June

In June, Old Lyme is warm. Temperatures routinely are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) and sometimes jump into the low 80s F (high 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 50s F (low 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Old Lyme, with a few of the days of the month having rain.

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July

Traveling to Old Lyme in July, you will notice that it is hot. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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August

August in Old Lyme is hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) to low 80s F (high 20s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 50s F (single digits C).

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September

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

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October

If you visit Old Lyme during October, you might notice that it is mild. Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain once in a while.

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November

If you vacation in Old Lyme during November, you might notice that it is pretty cool. Temperatures tend to hover around the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain sometimes and snow ().

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December

In December, Old Lyme is cold and snowy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 40s F (single digits C) and sometimes jump into the low 50s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C). During your visit, you can expect several inches of snow. This is also a rainy time for Old Lyme, with a few of the days of the month having rain.

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Activities for Old Lyme, Connecticut, United States of America

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

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