Bogotá, Colombia: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Bogotá, Colombia? If you're planning to go to Bogotá, here is 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 Bogotá, Colombia

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

Important essentials for Bogotá, Colombia

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

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  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection available.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards frequently get worn. An unreadable vaccine card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

  • (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


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good TSA-friendly option.


  • 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).

General health necessities

Bogotá is at a somewhat high altitude, and could cause problems for some. For that reason, you will want to be constantly hydrated and pack altitude sickness remedies.


  • Over-the-counter medicine

    Ibuprofen


  • Supplements

    Ginko biloba or other supplements (ask your doctor before using)


  • 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 Bogotá, Colombia by month

Already know when you're traveling?

January

January in Bogotá can be chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C). But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

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February

In February, Bogotá is crisp. Temperatures routinely are in the 60s F (high 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Bogotá, with several of the days of the month having rain. In February, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

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March

In March, Bogotá is mild. Temperatures routinely are in the 60s F (high 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Bogotá, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In March, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

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April

In April, Bogotá is relatively cool and somewhat stormy. Temperatures routinely are in the 60s F (high 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Bogotá, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In April, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

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May

If you go to Bogotá in May, you will notice that it is relatively cool. Expect it to rain most days. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

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June

In June, Bogotá is chilly. Temperatures routinely are in the low 60s F (high 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Bogotá, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In June, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

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July

In July, Bogotá can be chilly. Temperatures routinely are in the low 60s F (high 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Bogotá, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In July, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

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August

August in Bogotá is cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C). But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

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September

September in Bogotá is cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C). But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

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October

If you visit Bogotá during October, you may find that it is relatively cool and somewhat stormy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about two thirds of the time.

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November

November in Bogotá is chilly and somewhat stormy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C). But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average.

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December

December is chilly. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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