Herculaneum, Italy: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

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

When to go to Herculaneum, Italy

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

What to wear/what to pack for Herculaneum, Italy by month

January

January in this region can be very chilly. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February in Herculaneum is crisp. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits C). But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

If you are traveling to Herculaneum in March, you will notice that it is crisp. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Socks
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Standard footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Pants or jeans
  • Dresses
  • Long skirts

April

April in this region can be chilly. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Long skirts
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Socks
  • Pants or jeans
  • Rain coat
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Umbrella
  • Standard footwear

May

If you vacation in Herculaneum during May, you are likely to find that it is balmy. 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.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

If you visit Herculaneum during June, you are likely to find that it is a perfect temperature and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Dresses

August

August in Herculaneum is really hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) to 80s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

If you vacation in Herculaneum during September, you are likely to find that it is a perfect temperature. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (mid 10s 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:

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

October

If you are traveling to Herculaneum in October, you will notice that it is mild. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

If you visit Herculaneum during November, you are likely to find that it is chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C).

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Rain coat
  • Long skirts
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses

December

December for Herculaneum is relatively cool. Temperatures average in the 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Long skirts
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Socks
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Herculaneum, Italy

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

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C, F and L
  • A SIM card that works in Herculaneum
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear

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