Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, United States of America: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, United States of America? If you're planning to go to Yellowstone National Park, I 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 Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, United States of America

Based on the climate and weather in Yellowstone National Park, the best time to go is July. See below for details.

Important essentials for Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, United States of America

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

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Travel first aid kit

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  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

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  • Emergency motion sickness relief

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Activities for Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, United States of America

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Yellowstone National Park.

If you go to Lake Yellowstone Hotel, you will do a lot of walking. These are a must:

We also recommend these top tours in and around Yellowstone National Park.

    What to wear/what to pack for Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, United States of America by month

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    January

    January in Yellowstone National Park is biting cold and somewhat snowy. The snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 10s F (10+ below zero C) to low 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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    February

    February in Yellowstone National Park is beyond freezing and somewhat snowy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the single digits below 0 F (10+ below zero C). It snows about half of the time.

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    March

    March in Yellowstone National Park can be extremely cold and somewhat snowy. The snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 10s 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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    April

    If you go to Yellowstone National Park in April, you will notice that it is brisk and somewhat snowy. Expect it to snow regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

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    May

    May in Yellowstone National Park is cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C). It snows occasionally.

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    June

    In June, Yellowstone National Park is crisp. Temperatures routinely are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) and once in a while jump into the low 70s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Yellowstone National Park, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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    July

    If you visit Yellowstone National Park during July, you are likely to see that it is balmy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 30s F (single digits C).

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    August

    August in Yellowstone National Park is mild. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

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    September

    September in Yellowstone National Park is relatively cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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    October

    Traveling to Yellowstone National Park in October, you will notice that it is brisk. Expect it to snow once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

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    November

    In November, Yellowstone National Park is very cold and somewhat snowy. Temperatures routinely are in the 30s F (single digits C) and regularly jump into the low 40s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the low 10s F (10+ below zero C). This is also a rainy time for Yellowstone National Park, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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    December

    December in Yellowstone National Park is biting cold and somewhat snowy. The snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C), although night temperatures can dip into the single digits F (10+ below zero C).

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