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

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

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

Important essentials for Salem, Oregon, 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 choice.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

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


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

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Activities for Salem, Oregon, United States of America

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

If you see Gilbert House Children`s 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, Oregon, United States of America by month

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January

Traveling to Salem in January, you will notice that it is pretty cool and very rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

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February

If you vacation in Salem during February, you may find 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 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

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March

March in Salem can be chilly and very rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about half of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

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April

April in Salem is crisp and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about half of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

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May

Traveling to Salem in May, you will notice that it is mild and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (low 10s C).

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June

If you vacation in Salem during June, you will probably notice that it is a perfect temperature. Temperatures tend to hover around the 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 40s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 40 and 50% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

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July

July in Salem is pretty consistently hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

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August

If you visit Salem during August, you might find that it is pretty consistently hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C). Humidity is generally around 40 during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain sometimes.

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September

If you vacation in Salem during September, you will probably notice that it is a perfect temperature. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 40s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 40 and 50% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

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October

October in Salem is crisp and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C).

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November

In November, Salem can be brisk and very rainy. 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 Salem, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In November, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

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December

If you visit Salem during December, you will probably notice that it is cold and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 30s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 80 and 90% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about two thirds of the time.

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