Sturgis, South Dakota, United States of America: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Sturgis, South Dakota, United States of America? If you're planning to go to Sturgis, I'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 Sturgis, South Dakota, United States of America

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

Important essentials for Sturgis, South Dakota, United States of America

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent TSA-friendly choice.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards often become worn. An unreadable card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

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


  • 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).


  • Travel insurance

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General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Sturgis, South Dakota, United States of America by month

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January

January in Sturgis is frosty. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 10s F (10+ below zero C), with a few days below 0 F (10+ below zero C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

February

February in Sturgis is brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 10s F (single digits below 0 C), with a few days below 0 F (10+ below zero C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

March

March in this region can be brisk. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains or snows a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

April

April in Sturgis is relatively cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

May

If you visit Sturgis during May, you may notice that it is balmy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

June

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

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

July

If you visit Sturgis during July, you will probably find that it is extremely hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

August

If you are traveling to Sturgis in August, you will notice that it is constantly hot. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

September

If you visit Sturgis during September, you are likely to see that it is a perfect temperature. Temperatures tend to hover around the 70s F (mid 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 sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

October

October in Sturgis can be chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

November

November in this region can be very chilly. Temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains or snows sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

December

December is cold. Temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains or snows occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

Activities for Sturgis, South Dakota, United States of America

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

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