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

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

When to go to Afghanistan, Afghanistan

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

What to wear/what to pack for Afghanistan, Afghanistan by month

January

January in this region is freezing. Temperatures average in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost most days. It rains occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Gloves
  • Very heavy socks
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Waterproof boots
  • Waterproof coat
  • Insulated boots
  • Umbrella
  • Fleeces
  • Pajamas, such as sweats
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Scarf
  • Sweaters

February

February in this region is very cold. Temperatures average in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost most days. It rains once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Pajamas, such as sweats
  • Insulated boots
  • Waterproof boots
  • Fleeces
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Waterproof coat
  • Very heavy socks
  • Scarf
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Gloves
  • Sweaters

March

If you are traveling to Afghanistan in March, you will notice that it is pretty cool. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 30s F (single digits C). There is frost about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Cold weather footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Heavy jacket
  • Sweaters
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Heavy socks

April

Traveling to Afghanistan in April, you will notice that it is cold. Expect it to rain about a third of the time.

Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 40s F (single digits C). There is frost a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Umbrella
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Jacket or coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Fleeces
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks

May

If you go to Afghanistan in May, you will notice that it is crisp. Expect it to rain occasionally. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 50s F (low 10s C). There is frost sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long skirts
  • Socks
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Pants or jeans
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Standard footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses

June

June in this region very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Light jacket or fleece

July

If you are traveling to Afghanistan in July, you will notice that it very dry with almost no rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 60s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Light footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Skirts

August

If you are traveling to Afghanistan in August, you will notice that it very dry with almost no rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts or short pants
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Light footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Long and short sleeve shirts

September

September here very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Socks
  • Dresses
  • Standard footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long skirts

October

If you are traveling to Afghanistan in October, you will notice that it is brisk. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 40s F (single digits C). There is frost regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Fleeces
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Socks
  • Jacket or coat
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear

November

November can be brisk. Temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost about two thirds of the time. It rains sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Heavy socks
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Sweaters
  • Heavy jacket
  • Cold weather footwear

December

If you are traveling to Afghanistan in December, you will notice that it is frosty. Expect it to rain once in a while.

Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C). There is frost almost every day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof coat
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Heavy jacket
  • Sweaters
  • Umbrella
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Heavy socks
  • Waterproof boots

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Afghanistan, Afghanistan

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Afghanistan, 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 Afghanistan
  • If you plan to visit a mosque, pack clothing that covers the knees and shoulders

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