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

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

When to go to Chanthaburi, Thailand

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

What to wear/what to pack for Chanthaburi, Thailand by month

January

January in this region is constantly hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts

February

If you go to Chanthaburi in February, you will notice that it is constantly hot and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear

March

If you vacation in Chanthaburi during March, you are likely to find that it can be sweltering. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Short sleeve shirts

April

If you visit Chanthaburi during April, you are likely to find that it can be sizzling. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (low 20s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Tank tops
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Light dresses
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light shorts
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion

May

May is extremely hot. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Skirts
  • Sandals

June

June in Chanthaburi is extremely hot and very rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) to high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses

July

July for Chanthaburi is extremely hot and very rainy. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses

August

August in Chanthaburi can be sweltering and very rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) to high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Shorts
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat

September

In September, Chanthaburi can be sweltering and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 80s F (low 30s C) and about a third of the time jump into the low 90s F (low 30s C) range.

At night, lows are in the 70s F (low 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Chanthaburi, with more than half of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts

October

If you visit Chanthaburi during October, you are likely to find that it is really hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Dresses

November

November in Chanthaburi can be sweltering. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Sunglasses

December

December for Chanthaburi is consistently hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Chanthaburi, Thailand

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

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types A, B, C and O
  • A SIM card that works in Chanthaburi
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear

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