La Rioja, Argentina: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

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

When to go to La Rioja, Argentina

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

What to wear/what to pack for La Rioja, Argentina by month

January

If you visit La Rioja during January, you are likely to find that it is blindingly hot and somewhat stormy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 60s F (low 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 40 and 50% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light shorts
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Tank tops
  • Light dresses
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat

February

If you visit La Rioja during February, you are likely to find 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 high 60s F (low 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% 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:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Short sleeve shirts

March

Traveling to La Rioja in March, you will notice that it can be very hot. Expect it to rain occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • Umbrella
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses

April

If you go to La Rioja in April, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot and dry with little rain. Expect it to rain once in a while.

Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts or short pants
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Light footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts

May

If you go to La Rioja in May, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Light footwear
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts or short pants

June

If you vacation in La Rioja during June, you are likely to find that it is balmy and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally around 50 during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Dresses
  • Socks
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Long skirts

July

July in La Rioja is balmy and very dry with almost no rain. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C), with a few days below 32 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:

  • Pants or jeans
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Long skirts
  • Socks
  • Dresses
  • Standard footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece

August

Traveling to La Rioja in August, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Light footwear
  • Dresses
  • Long and short sleeve shirts

September

If you vacation in La Rioja during September, you are likely to find that it is warm 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 50s F (low 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 30 and 40% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts or short pants
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Light footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Skirts

October

October here 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:

  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion

November

If you visit La Rioja during November, you are likely to find that it is constantly hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s 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. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Sunglasses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof footwear

December

December in La Rioja is scorchingly hot. Temperatures average in the 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light shorts
  • Light dresses
  • Rain coat
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Sunglasses
  • Tank tops
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for La Rioja, Argentina

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

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types I
  • A SIM card that works in La Rioja

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