Isaan, Thailand: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

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

When to go to Isaan, Thailand

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

What to wear/what to pack for Isaan, Thailand by month

January

January is extremely hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

If you vacation in Isaan during February, you are likely to find that it can be sweltering and very dry with almost no rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March is sweltering and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light shorts
  • Light dresses
  • Umbrella
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunglasses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Tank tops
  • Sandals
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis

April

April in Isaan is blindingly hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 90s F (high 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light dresses
  • Sandals
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Tank tops
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Light shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella

May

If you visit Isaan during May, you are likely to find that it is scorchingly hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Tank tops
  • Skirts
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunglasses
  • Light shorts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sandals
  • Light dresses
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella

June

In June, Isaan is really hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 90s F (low 30s C) range.

At night, lows are in the 70s F (mid 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Isaan, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

In July, Isaan can be very hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 80s F (low 30s C) range.

At night, lows are in the 70s F (mid 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Isaan, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

If you visit Isaan during August, you are likely to find that it is constantly hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

If you are traveling to Isaan in September, you will notice that it can be sweltering and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October in Isaan is constantly hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) to high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November for Isaan can be sweltering and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

Traveling to Isaan in December, you will notice that it is consistently hot and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Isaan, Thailand

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

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types A, B, C and O
  • A SIM card that works in Isaan
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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