St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America? If you're planning to go to St. Louis, this 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 St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

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

Important essentials for St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

Here are some general tips on what to wear in St. Louis, 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


  • N95 masks

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


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • A vaccine card protector

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


  • Hand sanitizer

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

  • (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


  • 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).


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.

General health necessities

Don't forget these

What to wear/what to pack for St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America by month

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January

January here is cold and snowy. Temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time and snows once in a while.

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February

Traveling to St. Louis in February, you will notice that it can be very chilly and snowy. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month and snow occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the 40s F (single digits C).

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March

March in St. Louis can be chilly and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

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April

April in St. Louis is balmy and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about a third of the time. With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 40% to 50% range on average.

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May

If you visit St. Louis during May, you will probably notice that it is warm and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

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June

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

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July

July here can be sweltering. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

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August

If you go to St. Louis in August, you will notice that it can be sweltering. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

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September

September in St. Louis is extremely warm. 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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October

If you go to St. Louis in October, you will notice that it is mild. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

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November

If you visit St. Louis during November, you will probably find that it is chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 30s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

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December

If you are traveling to St. Louis in December, you will notice that it can be brisk and snowy. Expect it to rain regularly and snow once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

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Activities for St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

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

If you plan to check out the lovely Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis, it's suggested to wear modest clothing:

If you go to Missouri Botanical Garden, you will 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 go to the City Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

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