Syracuse, New York, United States of America: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Syracuse, New York, United States of America? If you're planning to go to Syracuse, the following 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 Syracuse, New York, United States of America

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

Important essentials for Syracuse, New York, United States of America

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Syracuse, 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


  • 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).


  • A vaccine card protector

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


  • N95 masks

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

  • (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.


  • Hand sanitizer

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

General health necessities

Don't forget these

What to wear/what to pack for Syracuse, New York, United States of America by month

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January

In January, Syracuse is frosty, somewhat snowy and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C) and occasionally jump into the low 40s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the low 10s F (10+ below zero C). During your visit, you can expect heavy snowfall. This is also a rainy time for Syracuse, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In January, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

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February

February in Syracuse is very cold, somewhat snowy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains about half of the time and snows 5-10 days this month.

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March

March in Syracuse is pretty cool, snowy and somewhat rainy. The snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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April

April in Syracuse is cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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May

In May, Syracuse is mild and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 60s F (low 20s C) and about half of the time jump into the low 70s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Syracuse, with several of the days of the month having rain. In May, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

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June

June in Syracuse is warm and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) to high 70s F (mid 20s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 50s F (single digits C).

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July

If you are traveling to Syracuse in July, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot and somewhat rainy. 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

If you vacation in Syracuse during August, you might see that it is warm and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 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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September

September for Syracuse is balmy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

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October

October can be chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

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November

In November, Syracuse can be brisk and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 40s F (single digits C) and a bit less than half of the time jump into the low 50s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C). During your visit, you can expect several inches of snow. This is also a rainy time for Syracuse, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In November, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

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December

December in Syracuse can be extremely cold, somewhat snowy and very rainy. The snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C) to 30s F (single digits C), although night temperatures can dip into the single digits F (10+ below zero C).

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Activities for Syracuse, New York, United States of America

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

If you go to Green Lakes State Park, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • 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

If you visit the Everson Museum of Art, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

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