Best Time to Visit USA

America’s climate is as varied as the country itself. The Northern half of the country generally sees four distinct seasons with heavy snowfall in the winter and hot and dry summers. Cities such as New York can feel oppressive in the summer with temperatures over 30°C being common.

Best time to visit

The coastal areas of the Pacific Northwest, which include Portland and Seattle, have a climate not dissimilar to England with mild rainy winters and changeable summers. Overall the best time to travel in these regions is between May to late September. If you’re looking to see the Fall colors in New England October and early November are best. The Southern half of mainland America enjoys high levels of sunshine with summer temperatures to match. South Western states, such as Tennessee and Georgia, are humid with temperatures climbing regularly over 35°C in summer. There is also a risk of hurricanes in late summer. For the very best weather then head to Southern California. The state’s climate is famed and enjoys year-round sun. If you’re eager for a winter break, then Florida sees high sun and around 24°C in January and February.

Monthly Climate Guide for United States of America

, United States of America

Average temperatures (Fahrenheit) and rainfall (mm)

Jan
43°F 3mm
Feb
39°F 1mm
Mar
42°F 2mm
Apr
55°F 6mm
May
68°F 14mm
Jun
74°F 9mm
Jul
77°F 11mm
Aug
75°F 16mm
Sep
65°F 31mm
Oct
54°F 26mm
Nov
43°F 3mm
Dec
44°F 3mm
Jan
67°F 7mm
Feb
71°F 8mm
Mar
80°F 6mm
Apr
89°F 4mm
May
97°F 2mm
Jun
104°F 0mm
Jul
103°F 0mm
Aug
104°F 0mm
Sep
101°F 1mm
Oct
91°F 2mm
Nov
80°F 5mm
Dec
67°F 9mm
Jan
51°F 7mm
Feb
54°F 6mm
Mar
65°F 9mm
Apr
77°F 13mm
May
86°F 18mm
Jun
90°F 20mm
Jul
90°F 15mm
Aug
91°F 16mm
Sep
91°F 14mm
Oct
80°F 16mm
Nov
65°F 8mm
Dec
58°F 8mm
Jan
63°F 13mm
Feb
66°F 11mm
Mar
75°F 12mm
Apr
84°F 16mm
May
89°F 22mm
Jun
93°F 21mm
Jul
94°F 21mm
Aug
92°F 18mm
Sep
92°F 20mm
Oct
84°F 17mm
Nov
74°F 19mm
Dec
66°F 12mm
Jan
83°F 9mm
Feb
85°F 9mm
Mar
87°F 7mm
Apr
91°F 9mm
May
94°F 16mm
Jun
95°F 24mm
Jul
92°F 20mm
Aug
95°F 23mm
Sep
93°F 24mm
Oct
90°F 12mm
Nov
85°F 11mm
Dec
83°F 10mm
Jan
68°F 13mm
Feb
74°F 17mm
Mar
80°F 13mm
Apr
84°F 16mm
May
89°F 12mm
Jun
92°F 15mm
Jul
94°F 13mm
Aug
93°F 19mm
Sep
92°F 12mm
Oct
86°F 11mm
Nov
76°F 12mm
Dec
71°F 21mm
Jan
82°F 8mm
Feb
82°F 12mm
Mar
82°F 12mm
Apr
83°F 9mm
May
84°F 9mm
Jun
86°F 8mm
Jul
87°F 8mm
Aug
88°F 9mm
Sep
88°F 12mm
Oct
86°F 14mm
Nov
85°F 9mm
Dec
82°F 10mm
Jan
59°F 10mm
Feb
58°F 8mm
Mar
64°F 10mm
Apr
73°F 14mm
May
88°F 14mm
Jun
89°F 19mm
Jul
91°F 17mm
Aug
92°F 13mm
Sep
89°F 14mm
Oct
78°F 18mm
Nov
69°F 12mm
Dec
60°F 15mm
Jan
59°F 10mm
Feb
59°F 11mm
Mar
67°F 15mm
Apr
78°F 14mm
May
88°F 27mm
Jun
91°F 32mm
Jul
94°F 20mm
Aug
91°F 15mm
Sep
90°F 14mm
Oct
80°F 17mm
Nov
70°F 11mm
Dec
62°F 15mm
Jan
56°F 25mm
Feb
55°F 18mm
Mar
66°F 16mm
Apr
74°F 13mm
May
82°F 8mm
Jun
88°F 8mm
Jul
88°F 4mm
Aug
90°F 8mm
Sep
84°F 17mm
Oct
69°F 22mm
Nov
61°F 20mm
Dec
55°F 22mm
Jan
59°F 2mm
Feb
64°F 1mm
Mar
71°F 3mm
Apr
77°F 6mm
May
84°F 22mm
Jun
95°F 7mm
Jul
95°F 8mm
Aug
94°F 5mm
Sep
93°F 7mm
Oct
80°F 4mm
Nov
70°F 3mm
Dec
59°F 1mm
Jan
68°F 2mm
Feb
74°F 3mm
Mar
83°F 3mm
Apr
93°F 1mm
May
100°F 2mm
Jun
111°F 0mm
Jul
110°F 2mm
Aug
110°F 2mm
Sep
104°F 2mm
Oct
92°F 1mm
Nov
80°F 1mm
Dec
68°F 3mm

Our Experts Say...

"The US is such a diverse environment with many amazing locations to visit throughout the year. Alaska can be visited all year, most tend to travel May - September making summer the busiest season, as such the key to an amazing Alaska trip is to book early. If you're okay with chillier temps Alaskan trips in the winter can bring Northern Lights and great wildlife viewing."

"It's always a good time to visit Hawaii, with temperatures only varying by 10 degrees from winter to summer. Avoiding major vacations will help with availability and crowds. Hawaii is known for its marine life, winter in Maui is best for whale watching and night snorkeling for manta rays can be done most of the year on the Big Island. Temperatures can change greatly depending on your elevation and what island you are on. You can even see snow on the elevated peaks of Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa and Haleakala."

"Attracting more visitors each year, the US National Parks are a must. Visiting in the summer months when kids are out of school will be the busiest, so plan accordingly. Visiting in the spring or fall, will allow for a more leisurely experience and shoulder season pricing. Temperatures can go from one extreme to the other, please be mindful of your packing depending on the park and time of year."

"New England in the fall can be a treasure for those looking to road trip and experience the fall foliage. From lobster rolls to craft beer, these small coastal towns have a charming way about them."

Angela Malek, North America Specialist

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