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

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Traveling to Salem, Massachusetts, United States of America? If you're planning to go to Salem, below 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 Salem, Massachusetts, United States of America

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

Important essentials for Salem, Massachusetts, United States of America

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

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a superb kit.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

Activities for Salem, Massachusetts, United States of America

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

If you go to National Park Service Visitor Center, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Good hiking shoes

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


  • 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.


  • Binoculars

    Like these

If you go to Witch History Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

We also recommend these top tours in and around Salem.

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

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January

January in Salem is very cold. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C) to 30s F (single digits C), although night temperatures can dip into the single digits F (10+ below zero C).

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February

February for Salem is brisk. Temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It snows once in a while.

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March

If you go to Salem in March, you will notice that it is brisk. Daytime temperatures are in the 40s F (single digits C).

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April

April in Salem can be chilly. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C) to 50s F (low 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

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May

In May, Salem is mild. Temperatures routinely are in the 60s F (high 10s C) and regularly jump into the low 70s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Salem, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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June

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

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July

July in Salem is pretty consistently hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) to low 80s F (high 20s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

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August

If you are traveling to Salem in August, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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September

September in Salem is mild. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day.

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October

If you visit Salem during October, you will probably see that it is cool. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C).

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November

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

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December

December here is brisk. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day.

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