When is the best time to go to the United States (USA)?

When is the best time to go to the United States (USA)? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • In the United States (USA), the weather is good across more than 68% of the territory for: May, June, July, August, September and October
  • The best months to go to Washington D. C. are April, May, June, July, August, September and October
  • On average, the warmest months in Washington D. C. are June, July and August, and the coldest month of the year is January
  • The rainiest months in this city are May, June, July, August, September and October
  • The cities with the best climate are Honolulu (Oahu), New Orleans, Los Angeles , Houston, Captain Cook, Hana, Hilo, Kahului, Kekaha and Kilauea, with good weather at least 11 months a year
  • The best months for swimming in Washington D. C. are July, August and September


Where and when to go based on the weather?

Map of the best times to visit United States
Map of the best times to visit United States ©whereandwhen.net

Alaska
Anchorage, Fairbanks, Ketchikan...

July and August
41°F to 72°F°C
3 to 16 days
47°F to 58°F
January, February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November and December
-5°F to 68°F°C
0 to 20 days
31°F to 56°F

California
Los Angeles , San Francisco, San Diego...

May, June, July, August, September and October
52°F to 106°F°C
0 to 6 days
52°F to 70°F
March, April and November
38°F to 83°F°C
0 to 13 days
52°F to 65°F
January, February and December
34°F to 70°F°C
0 to 13 days
52°F to 61°F

Florida
Miami, Orlando, Key West...

February, March, November and December
65°F to 81°F°C
1 to 8 days
59°F to 81°F
January, April, May and October
61°F to 88°F°C
2 to 14 days
58°F to 85°F
June, July, August and September
85°F to 94°F°C
8 to 23 days
81°F to 88°F

Hawaii
Honolulu (Oahu), Maui, Kauai (Garden Isle)...

January, June and August
67°F to 85°F°C
0 to 10 days
77°F to 81°F
February, March, April, May, July, September, October, November and December
65°F to 85°F°C
0 to 11 days
76°F to 83°F

Louisiana
New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Shreveport...

February, March, April, May, June, July, September, October, November and December
58°F to 97°F°C
3 to 15 days
58°F to 88°F
January and August
56°F to 97°F°C
3 to 16 days
58°F to 88°F

Midwest
Chicago, Minneapolis (Minnesota), Detroit...

May, June, July, August, September and October
54°F to 95°F°C
3 to 12 days
47°F to 77°F
January, February, March, April, November and December
22°F to 67°F°C
1 to 9 days
34°F to 52°F

Northeastern Coast of United States
Washington D. C., New York City, Boston...

May, June, July, August, September and October
56°F to 92°F°C
2 to 11 days
45°F to 81°F
April
49°F to 68°F°C
3 to 9 days
41°F to 54°F
January, February, March, November and December
25°F to 59°F°C
3 to 9 days
40°F to 59°F

Northwest Coast of United States
Seattle, Portland, Long Beach (Washington)...

June, July, August, September and October
56°F to 85°F°C
0 to 12 days
49°F to 59°F
April and May
47°F to 68°F°C
2 to 11 days
47°F to 56°F
January, February, March, November and December
36°F to 56°F°C
4 to 17 days
47°F to 54°F

Rocky Mountains
Las Vegas, Yellowstone National Park, Salt Lake City...

June, July and September
59°F to 104°F°C
0 to 13 days
May and August
49°F to 104°F°C
0 to 14 days
January, February, March, April, October, November and December
20°F to 85°F°C
0 to 12 days

South East of United States
Atlanta, Nashville, Myrtle Beach...

February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December
45°F to 94°F°C
2 to 19 days
54°F to 88°F
January
40°F to 61°F°C
3 to 7 days
56°F to 65°F

South West of United States
Dallas, Grand Canyon, Santa Fe (New Mexico)...

February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November
45°F to 106°F°C
0 to 13 days
59°F to 88°F
January and December
40°F to 74°F°C
1 to 7 days
58°F to 72°F

Best time to travel to United States by cities

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Temperatures and rainfall in the United States (USA)

On these 3 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of United States and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Washington D. C., Honolulu (Oahu), Miami, Anchorage and New Orleans, as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities.


Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in the United States (USA)

Find out when United States has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in the United States (USA)

The months with low numbers of tourists are: January, February, March and November. The number of visitors to United States is high in: April, May, June, July, August, September, October and December.

  • Very low season in the United States (USA): January and February.
  • Low season in the United States (USA): March and November.
  • High season in the United States (USA): April, May, September, October and December.
  • Peak season in the United States (USA): June, July and August.

Figure: Visitor index for United States month by month


Average price for flights to the United States (USA)

A return flight between Toronto and New York City is generally cheaper if you go in february ($ 200 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 50 more for your airline ticket to New York City if you go in november.

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Where to go in the United States (USA)?

This table allows you to see the maximum temperature for each city and our opinion on the weather month by month (see colour legend below the table).

Cities jan.feb.mar.apr.mayjun.jul.aug.sep.oct.nov.dec.
Washington D. C.43°F47°F56°F67°F77°F86°F92°F88°F83°F70°F58°F49°F
Honolulu (Oahu)77°F77°F77°F77°F79°F81°F83°F83°F83°F83°F81°F79°F
Miami74°F76°F77°F81°F83°F86°F88°F88°F88°F85°F79°F77°F
Anchorage22°F25°F31°F41°F54°F59°F65°F63°F56°F43°F29°F25°F
New Orleans63°F67°F72°F77°F85°F90°F92°F92°F88°F81°F72°F67°F
Los Angeles 68°F68°F70°F74°F76°F79°F85°F86°F86°F81°F76°F67°F
Atlanta52°F56°F65°F74°F81°F90°F92°F90°F86°F76°F63°F56°F
Boston36°F38°F45°F58°F68°F77°F85°F85°F76°F65°F52°F41°F
Chicago31°F32°F43°F52°F63°F72°F79°F79°F74°F61°F49°F38°F
Dallas58°F59°F70°F76°F83°F94°F97°F99°F90°F79°F68°F58°F
Grand Canyon43°F47°F56°F63°F70°F85°F86°F85°F79°F67°F56°F43°F
Las Vegas52°F56°F67°F76°F85°F97°F101°F99°F94°F77°F63°F50°F
New York City38°F41°F49°F59°F70°F79°F86°F85°F77°F67°F54°F45°F
Salt Lake City38°F40°F49°F58°F67°F79°F88°F86°F79°F63°F50°F38°F
Seattle47°F49°F54°F59°F68°F74°F81°F81°F74°F63°F52°F47°F
Yellowstone National Park23°F23°F31°F38°F49°F63°F74°F72°F63°F45°F31°F22°F
Key West74°F76°F76°F79°F81°F85°F86°F86°F86°F83°F79°F77°F
Orlando70°F74°F77°F83°F88°F90°F92°F94°F90°F85°F77°F74°F
Fairbanks4°F13°F20°F38°F59°F68°F72°F63°F52°F34°F13°F7°F
Baton Rouge61°F65°F72°F79°F86°F92°F94°F94°F90°F83°F70°F63°F

Legend:

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good weather

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About United States

What can I do in the United States (USA)?

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Is this weather information for United States reliable?

Climate data for United States has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for United States allows us to determine the average for each month in Washington D. C., Honolulu (Oahu), Miami, Anchorage, New Orleans, Los Angeles , Atlanta, Boston, and 284 other cities.

So yes: this data is reliable except in cases of temporary climate disruption in the region.

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