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

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Traveling to Guatemala City, Guatemala? If you're planning to go to Guatemala City, 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 Guatemala City, Guatemala

Based on the climate and weather in Guatemala City, the best time to go is March. See below for details.

Important essentials for Guatemala City, Guatemala

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Guatemala City, 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


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID-19 protection possible.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards can 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.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • 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).

  • (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


  • Hand sanitizer

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

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas may have potentially unsafe tap water, so it's useful to take an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a superb choice.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

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What to wear/what to pack for Guatemala City, Guatemala by month

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January

Traveling to Guatemala City in January, you will notice that it is balmy and dry with little rain. Expect it to rain occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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February

February is warm, somewhat hazy and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day.

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March

March is a perfect temperature, very hazy and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

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April

April is a perfect temperature and extremely hazy. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

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May

If you go to Guatemala City in May, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature, somewhat rainy, somewhat stormy and extremely hazy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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June

If you visit Guatemala City during June, you may find that it is a perfect temperature, extremely rainy and very stormy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (mid 10s C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain most days.

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July

July in Guatemala City is warm, very rainy and somewhat stormy. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains about two thirds of the time.

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August

In August, Guatemala City is a perfect temperature, very rainy and somewhat stormy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 70s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Guatemala City, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In August, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

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September

September here is mild, extremely rainy and very stormy. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains most days.

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October

October for Guatemala City is mild and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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November

November in this region is balmy. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

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December

If you vacation in Guatemala City during December, you might find that it is mild. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain sometimes.

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Activities for Guatemala City, Guatemala

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

If you go to the Ixchel Museum of traditional costumes, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

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