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

Traveling to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America? If you're planning to go to Philadelphia, 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 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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

Important essentials for Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • 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).


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

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


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards frequently get worn. An unreadable card can have 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 an easy-to-carry TSA-friendly product.

General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America by month

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January

Traveling to Philadelphia in January, you will notice that it can be brisk and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month and snow once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

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February

February can be brisk. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time and snows once in a while.

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March

If you vacation in Philadelphia during March, you may notice that it can be brisk and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 30s F (single digits 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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April

April here is chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

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May

In May, Philadelphia is a perfect temperature and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 70s F (low 20s C) and about a third 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 Philadelphia, with several of the days of the month having rain. In May, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

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June

June for Philadelphia is extremely warm and somewhat rainy. 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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July

July in Philadelphia can be sweltering. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

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August

August in Philadelphia is constantly hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 80s F (low 20s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

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September

Traveling to Philadelphia in September, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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October

If you visit Philadelphia during October, you might notice that it is balmy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 40s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

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November

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

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December

Traveling to Philadelphia in December, you will notice that it can be brisk and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 40s F (single digits C).

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Activities for Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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

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