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

Traveling to Dhaka, Bangladesh? If you're planning to go to Dhaka, I've got 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 Dhaka, Bangladesh

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

Important essentials for Dhaka, Bangladesh

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks aren't sold for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • Travel insurance

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  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good plane-friendly choice.


  • 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.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards can wear out. An unreadable card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.

General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Dhaka, Bangladesh by month

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January

If you are traveling to Dhaka in January, you will notice that it is warm and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Liberation War Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

February

February in this region is pretty consistently hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Liberation War Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

March

March in Dhaka can be very hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Liberation War Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

April

In April, Dhaka is sweltering and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 90s F (mid 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the 70s F (mid 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Dhaka, with several of the days of the month having rain. In April, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Liberation War Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

May

May in Dhaka can be sweltering, somewhat rainy and somewhat stormy. 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).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Liberation War Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

June

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

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Liberation War Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

July

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

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Liberation War Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

August

August in Dhaka can be sweltering and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Liberation War Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

September

In September, Dhaka can be very hot and somewhat 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 high 70s F (mid 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Dhaka, with several of the days of the month having rain. In September, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Liberation War Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

October

October in Dhaka can be sweltering. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Liberation War Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

November

If you visit Dhaka during November, you are likely to find that it can be very hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 60s F (high 10s C). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Liberation War Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

December

December in this region is warm and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Liberation War Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

Activities for Dhaka, Bangladesh

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

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