Oban, Scotland, United Kingdom: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Oban, Scotland, United Kingdom? If you're planning to go to Oban, 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 Oban, Scotland, United Kingdom

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

Important essentials for Oban, Scotland, United Kingdom

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

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a superb 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 Oban, Scotland, United Kingdom

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

If you plan to go to the majestic St Columba's Cathedral, it's useful to wear modest clothing:

If you visit War & Peace Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

Castle hopping? For Dunollie Castle, take:

We also recommend these top tours in and around Oban.

What to wear/what to pack for Oban, Scotland, United Kingdom by month

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January

January in this region is cold and very rainy. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) during the day. There is frost a bit less than half of the time. It rains about two thirds of the time and snows 5-10 days this month.

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February

If you vacation in Oban during February, you may find that it is pretty cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 30s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time and snow occasionally. There is frost a bit less than half of the time.

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March

March in Oban can be brisk and very rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about two thirds of the time. It also snows sometimes. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average. There is frost once in a while.

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April

If you go to Oban in April, you will notice that it can be very chilly and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (low 10s C).

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May

In May, Oban is chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) and about a third of the time jump into the low 60s F (mid 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Oban, with several of the days of the month having rain. In May, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

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June

In June, Oban is cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 60s F (high 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Oban, with several of the days of the month having rain. In June, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

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July

July in this region is cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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August

If you vacation in Oban during August, you might notice that it is cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

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September

September for Oban is relatively cool and very rainy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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October

October in Oban is brisk and very rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about two thirds of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average.

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November

Traveling to Oban in November, you will notice that it is brisk and very rainy. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

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December

If you are traveling to Oban in December, you will notice that it is cold and very rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 40s F (single digits C). There is frost about a third of the time.

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