Medan, Indonesia: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Medan, Indonesia? If you're planning to go to Medan, this article contains 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 Medan, Indonesia

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

Important essentials for Medan, Indonesia

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Hand sanitizer

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  • Kids' KN95 masks

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  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

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  • Travel disinfecting wipes

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General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Medan, Indonesia by month

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January

If you visit Medan during January, you will probably notice that it is really hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s 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 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you are intending to see the must-see Great Mosque of Medan, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who may enter the mosque; it is best to check with the Medan tourism authority.

If you go to the Rahmat International Wildlife Museum & Gallery, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

February

If you vacation in Medan during February, you might notice that it is extremely hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s 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 60 and 70% 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:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you are intending to see the must-see Great Mosque of Medan, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who may enter the mosque; it is best to check with the Medan tourism authority.

If you go to the Rahmat International Wildlife Museum & Gallery, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

March

Traveling to Medan in March, you will notice that it can be very hot. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you are intending to see the must-see Great Mosque of Medan, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who may enter the mosque; it is best to check with the Medan tourism authority.

If you go to the Rahmat International Wildlife Museum & Gallery, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

April

In April, Medan can be very hot. Temperatures routinely are in the high 80s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 70s F (low 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Medan, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In April, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you are intending to see the must-see Great Mosque of Medan, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who may enter the mosque; it is best to check with the Medan tourism authority.

If you go to the Rahmat International Wildlife Museum & Gallery, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

May

May in Medan is consistently 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:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you are intending to see the must-see Great Mosque of Medan, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who may enter the mosque; it is best to check with the Medan tourism authority.

If you go to the Rahmat International Wildlife Museum & Gallery, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

June

If you go to Medan in June, you will notice that it is extremely hot. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you are intending to see the must-see Great Mosque of Medan, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who may enter the mosque; it is best to check with the Medan tourism authority.

If you go to the Rahmat International Wildlife Museum & Gallery, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

July

July in Medan 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:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you are intending to see the must-see Great Mosque of Medan, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who may enter the mosque; it is best to check with the Medan tourism authority.

If you go to the Rahmat International Wildlife Museum & Gallery, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

August

In August, Medan can be very hot and somewhat stormy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 80s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 70s F (low 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Medan, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In August, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you are intending to see the must-see Great Mosque of Medan, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who may enter the mosque; it is best to check with the Medan tourism authority.

If you go to the Rahmat International Wildlife Museum & Gallery, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

September

September in this region can be very hot and somewhat stormy. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you are intending to see the must-see Great Mosque of Medan, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who may enter the mosque; it is best to check with the Medan tourism authority.

If you go to the Rahmat International Wildlife Museum & Gallery, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

October

In October, Medan is consistently hot and somewhat stormy. Temperatures routinely are in the 80s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 70s F (low 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Medan, with most of the days of the month having rain. In October, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you are intending to see the must-see Great Mosque of Medan, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who may enter the mosque; it is best to check with the Medan tourism authority.

If you go to the Rahmat International Wildlife Museum & Gallery, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

November

If you are traveling to Medan in November, you will notice that it is really hot. Expect it to rain most days. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you are intending to see the must-see Great Mosque of Medan, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who may enter the mosque; it is best to check with the Medan tourism authority.

If you go to the Rahmat International Wildlife Museum & Gallery, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

December

December in Medan is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you are intending to see the must-see Great Mosque of Medan, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who may enter the mosque; it is best to check with the Medan tourism authority.

If you go to the Rahmat International Wildlife Museum & Gallery, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

Activities for Medan, Indonesia

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

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