Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States of America: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States of America? If you're planning to go to Santa Fe, we have 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 Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States of America

Based on the climate and weather in Santa Fe, the best time to go is June. See below for details.

Important essentials for Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States of America

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Santa Fe, 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

  • (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


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • 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).


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry plane-friendly product.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards often wear away. An unreadable vaccination card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • N95 masks

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


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.

General health necessities

Don't forget these

What to wear/what to pack for Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States of America by month

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January

January in Santa Fe is pretty cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C).

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February

Traveling to Santa Fe in February, you will notice that it can be brisk. Expect it to rain or snow once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

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March

March in Santa Fe can be brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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April

April for Santa Fe is crisp. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains or snows occasionally.

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May

If you go to Santa Fe in May, you will notice that it is balmy. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

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June

If you vacation in Santa Fe during June, you may find 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 low 50s F (low 10s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain sometimes.

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July

If you go to Santa Fe in July, you will notice that it is hot. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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August

August is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

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September

If you visit Santa Fe during September, you may see that it is warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 40s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

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October

Traveling to Santa Fe in October, you will notice that it can be chilly. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

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November

November in Santa Fe is pretty cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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December

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

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Activities for Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States of America

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

If you want to visit the must-see St. Francis Cathedral, it's recommended to wear modest clothing:

If you go to El Rancho de las Golondrinas, you'll probably do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • 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.

If you see a temple, such as Scottish Rite Temple, wear:

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

Castle hopping? For Palace of the Governors / New Mexico History Museum, take:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you can carry your stuff.

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