Islamabad, Pakistan: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Islamabad, Pakistan? If you're planning to go to Islamabad, here is 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 Islamabad, Pakistan

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

Important essentials for Islamabad, Pakistan

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Hand sanitizer

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


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection available.


  • 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).


  • Travel insurance

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  • A vaccine card protector

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General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Islamabad, Pakistan by month

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January

If you vacation in Islamabad during January, you might notice that it is cool. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 40 and 50% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Golra Pakistan Railways Heritage Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

February

February in Islamabad is cool. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Golra Pakistan Railways Heritage Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

March

March in Islamabad is balmy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C) to low 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Golra Pakistan Railways Heritage Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

April

April here is hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Golra Pakistan Railways Heritage Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

May

If you visit Islamabad during May, you are likely to notice that it can be very hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C). Humidity is generally between 20 and 30% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Golra Pakistan Railways Heritage Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

June

June for Islamabad is sizzling and very dry. Temperatures average in the high 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Golra Pakistan Railways Heritage Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

July

July in this region is constantly hot and somewhat stormy. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Golra Pakistan Railways Heritage Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

August

August in Islamabad is constantly hot and somewhat stormy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Golra Pakistan Railways Heritage Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

September

September in Islamabad is consistently hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Golra Pakistan Railways Heritage Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

October

If you are traveling to Islamabad in October, you will notice that it is hot and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Golra Pakistan Railways Heritage Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

November

If you visit Islamabad during November, you are likely to notice that it is mild and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 40 and 50% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Golra Pakistan Railways Heritage Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

December

December in Islamabad is relatively cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C). With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 40% to 50% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Golra Pakistan Railways Heritage Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

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