Banda Aceh, Indonesia: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Banda Aceh, Indonesia? If you're planning to go to Banda Aceh, this article contains some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Banda Aceh, Indonesia

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

Important essentials for Banda Aceh, Indonesia

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

    Cases are climbing again, and areas are returning to lockdown. If you or a companion get COVID-19, you may be stuck with no way home -- but travel insurance can protect you. Learn more about COVID-19 and travel insurance

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards frequently wear away. An unreadable vaccination card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID-19 protection possible.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks don't exist for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry TSA-friendly option.

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas may have potentially unsafe tap water, so it's important to bring an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a great choice.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

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

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January

Traveling to Banda Aceh in January, you will notice that it is extremely warm. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

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February

If you go to Banda Aceh in February, you will notice that it is consistently hot. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

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March

March here is constantly hot. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

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April

Traveling to Banda Aceh in April, you will notice that it is really hot. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

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May

If you go to Banda Aceh in May, you will notice that it is constantly hot. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

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June

June in Banda Aceh is consistently hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

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July

July here is constantly hot. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

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August

August in Banda Aceh is consistently hot. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

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September

If you visit Banda Aceh during September, you might find that it is really hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day.

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October

October in Banda Aceh is consistently hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C).

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November

If you go to Banda Aceh in November, you will notice that it is really hot. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

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December

If you go to Banda Aceh in December, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

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Activities for Banda Aceh, Indonesia

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Banda Aceh.

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you plan to go to the stunning Masjid Raya Baiturrahman/Grand Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who can enter this mosque; you should check with the Banda Aceh tourism authority.

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