Manila, Philippines: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Manila, Philippines? If you're planning to go to Manila, I've got 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 Manila, Philippines

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

Important essentials for Manila, Philippines

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

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other 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 excellent kit.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

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Activities for Manila, Philippines

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

We also recommend these top tours in and around Manila.

What to wear/what to pack for Manila, Philippines by month

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January

January in Manila is extremely hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

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February

February in this region is really hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

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March

If you are traveling to Manila in March, you will notice that it is constantly hot and dry with little rain. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

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April

If you go to Manila in April, you will notice that it is unbearably hot and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (mid 30s C).

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May

If you are traveling to Manila in May, you will notice that it can be sizzling. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (mid 30s C).

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June

If you are traveling to Manila in June, you will notice that it can be sweltering. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

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July

July in Manila is consistently hot and somewhat stormy. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about two thirds of the time.

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August

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

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September

September for Manila is consistently hot and somewhat stormy. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about two thirds of the time.

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October

October in Manila can be sweltering. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

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November

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

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December

December for Manila is really hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

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