Cebu, Philippines: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

Traveling to Cebu, Philippines? If you're planning to go to Cebu, the following 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 Cebu, Philippines

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

Important essentials for Cebu, Philippines

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Hand sanitizer

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  • Kids' KN95 masks

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  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

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  • Travel insurance

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  • A vaccine card protector

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  • Travel disinfecting wipes

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General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Cebu, Philippines by month

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January

January in this region is pretty consistently hot. 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 see a temple, such as The Chinese Taoist Temple, wear:

If you visit the Casa Gorordo Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

February

If you are traveling to Cebu in February, you will notice that it is constantly hot. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see a temple, such as The Chinese Taoist Temple, wear:

If you visit the Casa Gorordo Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

March

March in Cebu is consistently hot. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see a temple, such as The Chinese Taoist Temple, wear:

If you visit the Casa Gorordo Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

April

April in Cebu can be very hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) to low 90s F (low 30s C), although night temperatures can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see a temple, such as The Chinese Taoist Temple, wear:

If you visit the Casa Gorordo Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

May

May can be sweltering. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see a temple, such as The Chinese Taoist Temple, wear:

If you visit the Casa Gorordo Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

June

In June, Cebu is extremely hot. Temperatures routinely are in the high 80s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Cebu, with several of the days of the month having rain. In June, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see a temple, such as The Chinese Taoist Temple, wear:

If you visit the Casa Gorordo Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

July

If you are traveling to Cebu in July, you will notice that it is really hot and somewhat stormy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see a temple, such as The Chinese Taoist Temple, wear:

If you visit the Casa Gorordo Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

August

Traveling to Cebu in August, you will notice that it can be sweltering. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see a temple, such as The Chinese Taoist Temple, wear:

If you visit the Casa Gorordo Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

September

September in Cebu is really hot and somewhat stormy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C), although night temperatures can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see a temple, such as The Chinese Taoist Temple, wear:

If you visit the Casa Gorordo Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

October

Traveling to Cebu in October, you will notice that it is constantly hot and somewhat stormy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see a temple, such as The Chinese Taoist Temple, wear:

If you visit the Casa Gorordo Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

November

In November, Cebu can be very hot. Temperatures routinely are in the high 80s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Cebu, with several of the days of the month having rain. In November, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see a temple, such as The Chinese Taoist Temple, wear:

If you visit the Casa Gorordo Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

December

December in Cebu is constantly hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) to 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see a temple, such as The Chinese Taoist Temple, wear:

If you visit the Casa Gorordo Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

Activities for Cebu, Philippines

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

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