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

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Traveling to Portland, Maine, United States of America? If you're planning to go to Portland, here 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 Portland, Maine, United States of America

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

Important essentials for Portland, Maine, United States of America

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Portland, 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


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • 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

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection possible.


  • Hand sanitizer

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


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

  • (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


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards frequently become worn. An unreadable 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 Portland, Maine, United States of America by month

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January

January in Portland is frigid. 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).

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February

February in Portland is freezing. 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).

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March

March in Portland is brisk. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains or snows a bit less than half of the time.

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April

In April, Portland is cold. Temperatures routinely are in the low 50s F (low 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Portland, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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May

Traveling to Portland in May, you will notice that it can be chilly. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

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June

Traveling to Portland in June, you will notice that it is warm. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 70s F (low 20s C).

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July

July here is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

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August

If you visit Portland during August, you may see that it is warm. 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 about a third of the time.

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September

If you visit Portland during September, you are likely to find that it is mild. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

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October

October in Portland is chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C), with a few days below 32 F (single digits C).

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November

In November, Portland is pretty cool. Temperatures routinely are in the high 40s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Portland, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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December

December in Portland is frigid. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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Activities for Portland, Maine, United States of America

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

If you see the Portland Museum of Art, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

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