Aceh, Indonesia: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Aceh, Indonesia? If you're planning to go to Aceh, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Aceh, Indonesia

Based on the climate and weather in Aceh, the best time to go is February. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Aceh, Indonesia by month

January

In January, Aceh is extremely warm and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 80s F (high 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

This is also a rainy time for Aceh, with several of the days of the month having rain. In January, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunglasses
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Sandals

February

February is extremely warm. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Rain coat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • Dresses

March

If you visit Aceh during March, you are likely to find that it is hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunglasses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella

April

April here is extremely warm and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • Rain coat
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion

May

May for Aceh is pretty consistently hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain coat

June

If you vacation in Aceh during June, you are likely to find that it is constantly hot, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage

July

If you vacation in Aceh during July, you are likely to find that it is hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Rain coat

August

If you visit Aceh during August, you are likely to find that it is hot, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion

September

In September, Aceh is extremely warm and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 80s F (high 20s C) and about half of the time jump into the 80s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

This is also a rainy time for Aceh, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In September, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sandals
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat

October

October for Aceh is pretty consistently hot, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts

November

If you are traveling to Aceh in November, you will notice that it is hot and very rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Shorts
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof footwear

December

Traveling to Aceh in December, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Shorts
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Aceh, Indonesia

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

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C and F
  • A SIM card that works in Aceh
  • If you plan to visit a mosque, pack clothing that covers the knees and shoulders
  • Appropriate museum wear

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