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

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Traveling to Panama, Panama? If you're planning to go to Panama, 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, Panama

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

Important essentials for Panama, Panama

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


  • N95 masks

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


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent plane-friendly product.

  • (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


  • 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).


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards can wear out. An unreadable vaccination card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas may have potentially unsafe tap water, so it's important to bring an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a superb value.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

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

Already know when you're traveling?

January

If you visit Panama during January, you will probably notice that it can be very 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.

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February

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

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March

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

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April

April here can be sweltering. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

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May

If you visit Panama during May, you will probably notice that it is extremely hot and somewhat stormy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day.

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June

June in Panama can be very hot and very stormy. 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).

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July

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

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August

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

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September

September in Panama is constantly hot and very stormy. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

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October

October in Panama is really hot and very stormy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) to 80s F (low 30s C).

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November

If you vacation in Panama during November, you will probably notice that it is consistently 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.

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December

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

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