Havana, Cuba: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

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

When to go to Havana, Cuba

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

What to wear/what to pack for Havana, Cuba by month

January

January in this region is warm and extremely hazy. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February here is warm and extremely hazy. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

If you visit Havana during March, you are likely to find that it is pretty consistently hot and extremely hazy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

If you vacation in Havana during April, you are likely to find that it is pretty consistently hot and extremely hazy. 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).

Humidity is generally around 60 during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

If you vacation in Havana during May, you are likely to find that it is really hot and extremely hazy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (low 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

If you are traveling to Havana in June, you will notice that it can be sweltering, somewhat rainy, somewhat stormy and extremely hazy. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

July in Havana is extremely hot, somewhat rainy, somewhat stormy and extremely hazy. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

If you are traveling to Havana in August, you will notice that it is constantly hot, somewhat rainy, somewhat stormy and extremely hazy. Expect it to rain about a third of the time.

Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

If you go to Havana in September, you will notice that it is really hot, somewhat rainy, somewhat stormy and extremely hazy. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

If you are traveling to Havana in October, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot, somewhat rainy and extremely hazy. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November in this region is pretty consistently hot and extremely hazy. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

If you visit Havana during December, you are likely to find that it is warm and extremely hazy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Havana, Cuba

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

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types A, B, C and L
  • A SIM card that works in Havana
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear

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