Silver Spring, District of Columbia, United States of America: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Silver Spring, District of Columbia, United States of America? If you're planning to go to Silver Spring, 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 Silver Spring, District of Columbia, United States of America

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

Important essentials for Silver Spring, District of Columbia, United States of America

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Silver Spring, 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


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards often wear out. An unreadable vaccination card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • N95 masks

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


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks don't exist 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 a good TSA-friendly option.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

General health necessities

Don't forget these

What to wear/what to pack for Silver Spring, District of Columbia, United States of America by month

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January

In January, Silver Spring can be very chilly. Temperatures routinely are in the low 40s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C). This is also a rainy time for Silver Spring, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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February

If you go to Silver Spring in February, you will notice that it can be brisk. Expect it to rain or snow 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the 40s F (single digits C).

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March

In March, Silver Spring can be brisk. Temperatures routinely are in the 50s F (low 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Silver Spring, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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April

April in Silver Spring is mild. 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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May

If you vacation in Silver Spring during May, you may find that it is warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

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June

If you visit Silver Spring during June, you are likely to see that it is extremely warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (high 10s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

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July

If you visit Silver Spring during July, you may find that it can be very hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 60s F (low 10s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

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August

Traveling to Silver Spring in August, you will notice that it is consistently hot. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 20s C).

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September

September in Silver Spring is warm. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) to high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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October

October in Silver Spring is balmy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) to high 60s F (low 20s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

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November

November is crisp. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

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December

December here is cold. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains or snows a bit less than half of the time.

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Activities for Silver Spring, District of Columbia, United States of America

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

If you intend to visit the lovely Seventh-day Adventist Church World Headquarters, it's worthwhile to wear modest clothing:

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


  • Ultralight day pack

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


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • 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.

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