Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico? If you're planning to go to Oaxaca, we'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 Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico

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

Important essentials for Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Oaxaca, 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


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards can get worn. An unreadable card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.

  • (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


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent TSA-friendly product.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • 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).


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID-19 protection available.

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 good value.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

What to wear/what to pack for Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico by month

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January

January in Oaxaca is warm and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day.

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February

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

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March

March is extremely warm and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

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April

April in this region can be sweltering and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

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May

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

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June

In June, Oaxaca is hot and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 80s F (high 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the 60s F (high 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Oaxaca, with more than half of the days of the month having rain.

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July

In July, Oaxaca is a perfect temperature and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the 60s F (high 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Oaxaca, with more than half of the days of the month having rain.

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August

August is warm and very rainy. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains about two thirds of the time.

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September

In September, Oaxaca is warm and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 60s F (high 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Oaxaca, with more than half of the days of the month having rain.

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October

In October, Oaxaca is a perfect temperature and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Oaxaca, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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November

If you visit Oaxaca during November, you might see that it is warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

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December

December here is warm and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day.

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