Herat, Afghanistan: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

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

When to go to Herat, Afghanistan

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

What to wear/what to pack for Herat, Afghanistan by month

January

If you go to Herat in January, you will notice that it can be brisk. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Heavy socks
  • Heavy jacket
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sweaters
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Rain coat

February

February in Herat is chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Fleeces
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Umbrella
  • Standard footwear
  • Jacket or coat
  • Waterproof luggage

March

If you vacation in Herat during March, you are likely to find that it is chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 30s F (single digits C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Jacket or coat
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Fleeces
  • Standard footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Waterproof luggage

April

If you vacation in Herat during April, you are likely to find that it is warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 40s F (single digits C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals

May

May in this region is hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • Sandals

June

June for Herat is a scorcher and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light dresses
  • Sandals
  • Light shorts
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Tank tops
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses

July

July in this region can be blisteringly hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the high 90s F (high 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Light shorts
  • Light dresses
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Tank tops
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses

August

If you vacation in Herat during August, you are likely to find that it is blindingly hot and very dry with almost no rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Light dresses
  • Sandals
  • Light shorts
  • Tank tops
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis

September

If you visit Herat during September, you are likely to find that it is constantly hot and very dry with almost no rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals

October

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Light footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion

November

November in Herat is cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Standard footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Jacket or coat
  • Fleeces

December

December is brisk. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Heavy jacket
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Rain coat
  • Sweaters
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Heavy socks
  • Waterproof footwear

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Herat, Afghanistan

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

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C and F
  • A SIM card that works in Herat
  • If you plan to visit a mosque, pack clothing that covers the knees and shoulders
  • Appropriate museum wear

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