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Best time to visit Nauvoo, IL, USA

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The best time to visit Nauvoo is September-November

Are you looking for the best time to visit Nauvoo? Well, you’re in the right place! Although Nauvoo is a great destination to visit almost all year round, September-November is the best time to go due to its perfect climate conditions. Around this time of year, flights and accommodation can also be cheaper as it is outside of key peak holiday seasons if you book well enough in advance.

In summer, temperatures can reach as high as 31℃ (88℉) in the middle of the day. In the colder months such as January, temperatures usually get down to an average minimum of -7℃ (19℉).

If you’re keen to see the sights of Nauvoo during the day, the sun stays up the longest around July. On average it rains the most days in May, making it the wettest month of the year. Although it’s the wet season, it can often rain a little bit during the day or evening but have fine weather for a majority of the day too, so don’t let this put you off.

Learn more about when to travel to Nauvoo, the monthly weather breakdown, FAQs and much more below. Once you’ve decided when you want to go, use our handy tools to find the best prices to suit your budget on flights, transport/transfers, places to stay, and loads more!

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

January

Most daylight

July

Nauvoo seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Nauvoo as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Nauvoo is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Nauvoo

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Nauvoo for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Nauvoo climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Nauvoo for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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Nauvoo in January

  • Average temperature: -4℃ (25℉)
  • Average high temperature: -0℃ (31℉)
  • Average low temperature: -7℃ (19℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 35mm (1") over 6 days
  • Average snow days: 11 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Nauvoo in January, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Nauvoo in February

  • Average temperature: -2℃ (29℉)
  • Average high temperature: 2℃ (36℉)
  • Average low temperature: -5℃ (23℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 42mm (2") over 6 days
  • Average snow days: 9 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Nauvoo in February, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Nauvoo in March

  • Average temperature: 6℃ (42℉)
  • Average high temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average low temperature: 1℃ (35℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 61mm (2") over 12 days
  • Average snow days: 5 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Nauvoo in March, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Nauvoo in April

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average high temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average low temperature: 7℃ (44℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 89mm (4") over 16 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Nauvoo in April, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Nauvoo in May

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 110mm (4") over 19 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Nauvoo in May, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Nauvoo in June

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 95mm (4") over 18 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Nauvoo in June, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Nauvoo in July

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 69mm (3") over 16 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Nauvoo in July, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Nauvoo in August

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 65mm (3") over 14 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Nauvoo in August, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Nauvoo in September

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average low temperature: 14℃ (58℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 62mm (2") over 12 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Nauvoo in September, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.

Nauvoo in October

  • Average temperature: 13℃ (54℉)
  • Average high temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average low temperature: 8℃ (47℉)
  • Average humidity: 70%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 58mm (2") over 12 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Nauvoo in October, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Nauvoo in November

  • Average temperature: 6℃ (42℉)
  • Average high temperature: 10℃ (49℉)
  • Average low temperature: 2℃ (35℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 49mm (2") over 10 days
  • Average snow days: 2 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Nauvoo in November, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Nauvoo in December

  • Average temperature: -0℃ (32℉)
  • Average high temperature: 3℃ (37℉)
  • Average low temperature: -4℃ (26℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 40mm (2") over 7 days
  • Average snow days: 6 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Nauvoo in December, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Nauvoo is usually July, where temperatures tend to rise to around 29℃ (83℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Nauvoo is generally around January. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in January first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Nauvoo is generally around May, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of May too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Nauvoo, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in July are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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