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

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Traveling to Karachi, Pakistan? If you're planning to go to Karachi, the following 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 Karachi, Pakistan

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

Important essentials for Karachi, Pakistan

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

    Cases are climbing again, and areas are returning to lockdown. If you or a companion get COVID-19, you may be stuck with no way home -- but travel insurance can protect you. Learn more about COVID-19 and travel insurance


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks don't exist for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • Hand sanitizer

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


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards may wear out. An unreadable card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID protection possible.

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some rural areas may have potentially unsafe tap water, so it's useful to have an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a superb one.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

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

Already know when you're traveling?

January

If you visit Karachi during January, you might see that it is a perfect temperature and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C). Humidity is generally between 30 and 40% during the day.

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February

February is a perfect temperature and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day.

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March

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

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April

April in this region can be sweltering and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

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May

May in this region can be sweltering and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day.

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June

If you are traveling to Karachi in June, you will notice that it is extremely hot and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

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July

In July, Karachi is constantly hot. Temperatures routinely are in the high 80s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 80s F (high 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Karachi, with several of the days of the month having rain. In July, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

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August

If you are traveling to Karachi in August, you will notice that it is consistently hot. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

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September

If you go to Karachi in September, you will notice that it is extremely hot and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

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October

October in Karachi can be sweltering and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day.

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November

If you visit Karachi during November, you might notice that it is consistently hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C). Humidity is generally between 30 and 40% during the day.

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December

If you vacation in Karachi during December, you may find that it is warm and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C). Humidity is generally between 30 and 40% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

Activities for Karachi, Pakistan

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Karachi.

If you are planning to visit the must-see Holy Trinity Cathedral, it's recommended to wear modest clothing:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you intend to check out the stunning Masjid e Tooba, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who can enter the mosque; you should check with the Karachi tourism authority.

If you go to the Quaid-e-Azam's Mausoleum and Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

Castle hopping? For Mohatta Palace Museum, take:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you can carry your stuff.

Karachi has excellent beaches. If you plan go to the beach, take:

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