Panama City, Panama: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Panama City, Panama? If you're planning to go to Panama City, here is 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 Panama City, Panama

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

Important essentials for Panama City, Panama

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent plane-friendly product.


  • Travel insurance

    If you or a companion get COVID-19, your amazing trip can be ruined. Good travel insurance can help. See plans


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks are not available for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection available.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards frequently wear out. An unreadable vaccination card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.

General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Panama City, Panama by month

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January

If you vacation in Panama City during January, you will probably notice that it is really 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 around 60 during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Canal Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

February

If you go to Panama City in February, you will notice that it is extremely hot. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Canal Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

March

If you vacation in Panama City during March, you may notice that it is constantly 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 50 and 60% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Canal Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

April

April is extremely hot. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Canal Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

May

If you go to Panama City in May, you will notice that it can be very hot and somewhat stormy. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Canal Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

June

If you visit Panama City during June, you might notice that it is really hot and very stormy. 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 70 and 80% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Canal Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

July

If you are traveling to Panama City in July, you will notice that it is extremely hot and very stormy. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Canal Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

August

If you are traveling to Panama City in August, you will notice that it can be very hot and very stormy. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Canal Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

September

If you go to Panama City in September, you will notice that it is extremely hot and very stormy. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Canal Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

October

If you vacation in Panama City during October, you are likely to notice that it is really hot and very stormy. 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 80 and 90% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Canal Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

November

If you vacation in Panama City during November, you will probably notice that it can be very hot and somewhat stormy. 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 70 and 80% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Canal Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

December

December in Panama City is constantly hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) to 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Canal Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

Activities for Panama City, Panama

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

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