Cook Islands, Cook Islands: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

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

When to go to Cook Islands, Cook Islands

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

What to wear/what to pack for Cook Islands, Cook Islands by month

January

In January, Cook Islands is constantly hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 80s F (low 30s C) and occasionally jump into the low 90s F (low 30s C) range.

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February in Cook Islands can be very hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March in this region is constantly hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

In May, Cook Islands is hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 80s F (high 20s C) range.

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

In June, Cook Islands is pretty consistently hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 80s F (high 20s C) range.

At night, lows are in the high 60s F (low 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Cook Islands, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts or short pants
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sandals
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts

July

If you visit Cook Islands during July, you are likely to find that it is extremely warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (low 20s C).

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Skirts
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Light footwear

August

If you visit Cook Islands during August, you are likely to find that it is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 60s F (low 20s C).

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts or short pants
  • Rain coat
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Light footwear
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella

September

If you go to Cook Islands in September, you will notice that it is hot. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October is extremely warm and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

If you visit Cook Islands during November, you are likely to find that it is pretty consistently hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (high 20s 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:

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

December

In December, Cook Islands is extremely warm and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 80s F (high 20s C) range.

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Cook Islands, Cook Islands

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

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types I
  • A SIM card that works in Cook Islands
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • Theft can be a problem, so pack theft protection, including locks for luggage and a money belt or pouch
  • Appropriate museum wear

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