Papeete, French Polynesia: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Papeete, French Polynesia? If you're planning to go to Papeete, this 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 Papeete, French Polynesia

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

Important essentials for Papeete, French Polynesia

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • A vaccine card protector

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


  • Kids' KN95 masks

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


  • Travel insurance

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


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry TSA-friendly product.


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

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


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Papeete, French Polynesia by month

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January

January in Papeete is extremely hot and very rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) to high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Robert Wan Pearl Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

February

Traveling to Papeete in February, you will notice that it is constantly hot and somewhat rainy. 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:

If you go to the Robert Wan Pearl Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

March

If you visit Papeete during March, you are likely to notice that it can be very hot and somewhat rainy. 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). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Robert Wan Pearl Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

April

April in Papeete can be very hot and somewhat rainy. 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:

If you go to the Robert Wan Pearl Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

May

If you are traveling to Papeete in May, you will notice that it is consistently hot and somewhat rainy. 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:

If you go to the Robert Wan Pearl Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

June

If you vacation in Papeete during June, you are likely to notice that it is consistently hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 60s F (low 20s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Robert Wan Pearl Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

July

July is consistently hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Robert Wan Pearl Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

August

If you visit Papeete during August, you might see that it is consistently hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 60s F (low 20s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Robert Wan Pearl Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

September

September for Papeete is constantly hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Robert Wan Pearl Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

October

Traveling to Papeete in October, you will notice that it is constantly hot. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Robert Wan Pearl Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

November

If you are traveling to Papeete in November, you will notice that it is consistently hot and somewhat rainy. 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:

If you go to the Robert Wan Pearl Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

December

December in Papeete can be very hot and very rainy. 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:

If you go to the Robert Wan Pearl Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

Activities for Papeete, French Polynesia

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

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