Chiang Mai Province, Thailand: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Chiang Mai Province, Thailand? If you're planning to go to Chiang Mai Province, below is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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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 Chiang Mai Province, Thailand

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

Important essentials for Chiang Mai Province, Thailand

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Chiang Mai Province, 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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  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.

  • (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


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection available.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent plane-friendly choice.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks are not available 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.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards frequently get worn. An unreadable vaccination card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some rural areas may have unreliable tap water, so it's useful to bring an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a superb kit.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

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What to wear/what to pack for Chiang Mai Province, Thailand by month

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January

January in Chiang Mai Province is extremely warm and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

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February

February for Chiang Mai Province can be very hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

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March

If you vacation in Chiang Mai Province during March, you will probably see that it is blindingly hot and very dry. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C). Humidity is generally between 30 and 40% during the day.

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April

April in Chiang Mai Province can be blisteringly hot. Temperatures average in the high 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

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May

May in Chiang Mai Province is consistently hot and somewhat stormy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) to low 90s F (low 30s C).

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June

June for Chiang Mai Province can be very hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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July

If you go to Chiang Mai Province in July, you will notice that it can be very hot. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

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August

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

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September

If you vacation in Chiang Mai Province during September, you are likely to find that it is consistently hot and somewhat stormy. 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). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about two thirds of the time.

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October

October in Chiang Mai Province can be sweltering. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) to high 80s F (low 30s C), although night temperatures can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C).

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November

November in Chiang Mai Province is pretty consistently hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C), although night temperatures can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C).

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December

If you visit Chiang Mai Province during December, you might notice that it is hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C). Humidity is generally between 40 and 50% during the day.

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