Traverse City, Michigan, United States of America: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Traverse City, Michigan, United States of America? If you're planning to go to Traverse City, 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 Traverse City, Michigan, United States of America

Based on the climate and weather in Traverse City, the best time to go is July. See below for details.

Important essentials for Traverse City, Michigan, United States of America

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

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a good option.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

Activities for Traverse City, Michigan, United States of America

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

If you go to Dennos Museum Center, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

Traverse City has some great beaches. If you plan go to the beach, take:

What to wear/what to pack for Traverse City, Michigan, United States of America by month

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January

January in Traverse City is unbearably cold and very snowy. 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). It tends to rain sometimes. It also snows about half of the time.

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February

February in Traverse City is freezing and somewhat snowy. The snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C), although night temperatures can dip into the single digits F (10+ below zero C).

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March

March in Traverse City can be brisk and snowy. The snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C) to low 30s F (single digits C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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April

If you vacation in Traverse City during April, you may notice that it is cold. Temperatures tend to hover around the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain once in a while.

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May

If you are traveling to Traverse City in May, you will notice that it is mild. Expect it to rain occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

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June

If you vacation in Traverse City during June, you are likely to find 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 low 50s F (low 10s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain once in a while.

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July

If you vacation in Traverse City during July, you may see that it is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s 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 once in a while.

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August

If you visit Traverse City during August, you will probably see that it is warm. 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). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain occasionally.

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September

September in Traverse City is mild. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain sometimes.

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October

In October, Traverse City is chilly. Temperatures routinely are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) and regularly jump into the low 60s F (mid 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Traverse City, with a few of the days of the month having rain.

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November

In November, Traverse City is cold and snowy. Temperatures routinely are in the 40s F (single digits C) and 5-10 days this month 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 heavy snowfall. This is also a rainy time for Traverse City, with a few of the days of the month having rain.

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December

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

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