Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

Traveling to Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom? If you're planning to go to Cardiff, this 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 Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom

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

Important essentials for Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent plane-friendly option.


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

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


  • A vaccine card protector

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


  • Kids' KN95 masks

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


  • Travel insurance

    If you or a companion get COVID-19, your amazing trip can be ruined. Good travel insurance can help. See plans


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom by month

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January

If you are traveling to Cardiff in January, you will notice that it is brisk, extremely rainy and somewhat hazy. Expect it to rain most days. Daytime temperatures are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are planning to see the majestic The Norwegian Church, it's worthwhile to wear modest clothing:

If you see the St Fagans National History Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

February

February in Cardiff is brisk, very rainy and very hazy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are planning to see the majestic The Norwegian Church, it's worthwhile to wear modest clothing:

If you see the St Fagans National History Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

March

In March, Cardiff can be very chilly, extremely rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 50s F (low 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Cardiff, with most of the days of the month having rain. In March, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are planning to see the majestic The Norwegian Church, it's worthwhile to wear modest clothing:

If you see the St Fagans National History Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

April

If you go to Cardiff in April, you will notice that it can be chilly, very rainy and very hazy. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are planning to see the majestic The Norwegian Church, it's worthwhile to wear modest clothing:

If you see the St Fagans National History Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

May

May in Cardiff is cool, very rainy and very hazy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are planning to see the majestic The Norwegian Church, it's worthwhile to wear modest clothing:

If you see the St Fagans National History Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

June

In June, Cardiff is mild, very rainy and very hazy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 60s F (low 20s C) and 5-10 days this month jump into the low 70s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the 50s F (low 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Cardiff, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In June, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are planning to see the majestic The Norwegian Church, it's worthwhile to wear modest clothing:

If you see the St Fagans National History Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

July

July is mild, very rainy and very hazy. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are planning to see the majestic The Norwegian Church, it's worthwhile to wear modest clothing:

If you see the St Fagans National History Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

August

Traveling to Cardiff in August, you will notice that it is balmy, very rainy and somewhat hazy. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are planning to see the majestic The Norwegian Church, it's worthwhile to wear modest clothing:

If you see the St Fagans National History Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

September

If you are traveling to Cardiff in September, you will notice that it is mild, very rainy and somewhat hazy. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are planning to see the majestic The Norwegian Church, it's worthwhile to wear modest clothing:

If you see the St Fagans National History Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

October

October for Cardiff is cool, very rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are planning to see the majestic The Norwegian Church, it's worthwhile to wear modest clothing:

If you see the St Fagans National History Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

November

In November, Cardiff is cold, very rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures routinely are in the 50s F (low 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Cardiff, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In November, humidity reaches as high as 90%.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are planning to see the majestic The Norwegian Church, it's worthwhile to wear modest clothing:

If you see the St Fagans National History Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

December

December in Cardiff is pretty cool, very rainy and somewhat hazy. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C) to high 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are planning to see the majestic The Norwegian Church, it's worthwhile to wear modest clothing:

If you see the St Fagans National History Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

Activities for Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom

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

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