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

Traveling to Colombia, Colombia? If you're planning to go to Colombia, I have 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 Colombia, Colombia

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

Important essentials for Colombia, Colombia

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • A vaccine card protector

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


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID-19 protection you can have.


  • Travel insurance

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


  • 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).


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry plane-friendly product.

General health necessities

Colombia 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.


  • Supplements

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


  • Over-the-counter medicine

    Ibuprofen

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What to wear/what to pack for Colombia, Colombia by month

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January

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

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February

In February, Colombia 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 Colombia, with several of the days of the month having rain. In February, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

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March

March in Colombia is balmy. 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 70% range on average.

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April

Traveling to Colombia in April, you will notice that it is chilly and somewhat stormy. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

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May

May in Colombia is crisp. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C).

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June

If you go to Colombia in June, you will notice that it can be chilly. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

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July

If you visit Colombia during July, you might notice that it is cool. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 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 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

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August

If you visit Colombia during August, you are likely to find that it is relatively cool. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 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 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

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September

Traveling to Colombia in September, you will notice that it can be chilly. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

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October

October for Colombia is crisp and somewhat stormy. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains about two thirds of the time.

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November

If you vacation in Colombia during November, you will probably find that it is 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 half of the time.

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December

If you go to Colombia in December, you will notice that it is crisp. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

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Activities for Colombia, Colombia

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

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