El Paso, Texas, United States of America: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to El Paso, Texas, United States of America? If you're planning to go to El Paso, here is 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 El Paso, Texas, United States of America

Based on the climate and weather in El Paso, the best time to go is May. See below for details.

Important essentials for El Paso, Texas, United States of America

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

    Cases are climbing again, and areas are returning to lockdown. If you or a companion get COVID-19, you may be stuck with no way home -- but travel insurance can protect you. Learn more about COVID-19 and travel insurance


  • 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.

  • (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


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • N95 masks

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


  • A vaccine card protector

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


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good TSA-friendly choice.

General health necessities

Don't forget these

What to wear/what to pack for El Paso, Texas, United States of America by month

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January

January is relatively cool. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

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February

February in El Paso is relatively cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C). With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 20% to 30% range on average.

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March

If you visit El Paso during March, you might see that it is balmy and very dry. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 20 and 30% during the day.

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April

April is warm and very dry. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day.

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May

May here can be very hot and very dry. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

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June

June for El Paso is blindingly hot and very dry. Temperatures average in the 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day.

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July

July here is scorchingly hot and somewhat stormy. Temperatures average in the 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

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August

August for El Paso is sizzling and somewhat stormy. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

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September

If you vacation in El Paso during September, you might find that it is really hot and very dry. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (high 10s C). Humidity is generally between 30 and 40% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain occasionally.

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October

October in El Paso is a perfect temperature and very dry. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

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November

November in El Paso is mild and very dry. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C). With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 30% to 30% range on average.

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December

December in El Paso can be chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain sometimes. With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 30% to 40% range on average.

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Activities for El Paso, Texas, United States of America

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

If you go to Centennial Museum and Garden, you'll probably do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.

If you visit the Museum of Archeology at Wilderness Park, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

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