Kandahar, Afghanistan: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

Traveling to Kandahar, Afghanistan? If you're planning to go to Kandahar, this 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 Kandahar, Afghanistan

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

Important essentials for Kandahar, Afghanistan

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Hand sanitizer

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  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

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  • A vaccine card protector

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  • 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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General health necessities

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

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January

If you vacation in Kandahar during January, you may see that it is chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Kandahar Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

February

If you vacation in Kandahar during February, you will probably notice that it is crisp. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Kandahar Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

March

March in Kandahar is balmy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Kandahar Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

April

April in Kandahar is extremely warm and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Kandahar Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

May

If you visit Kandahar during May, you may see that it can be sweltering and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Kandahar Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

June

If you visit Kandahar during June, you will probably notice that it can be blisteringly hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 100s F (high 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Kandahar Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

July

If you vacation in Kandahar during July, you will probably notice that it is a scorcher and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the 100s F (low 40s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Kandahar Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

August

Traveling to Kandahar in August, you will notice that it is unbearably hot and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 100s F (high 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Kandahar Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

September

September in Kandahar is sweltering and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Kandahar Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

October

If you vacation in Kandahar during October, you will probably notice that it is hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Kandahar Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

November

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

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Kandahar Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

December

December in Kandahar is relatively cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Kandahar Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

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