Pattaya, Thailand: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Pattaya, Thailand? If you're planning to go to Pattaya, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Pattaya, Thailand

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

What to wear/what to pack for Pattaya, Thailand by month

January

If you vacation in Pattaya during January, you are likely to find that it can be very hot, very hazy and very dry with almost no rain. 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 60 and 70% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunscreen lotion

February

February for Pattaya is consistently hot, somewhat hazy and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain coat
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts

March

If you visit Pattaya during March, you are likely to find that it can be sweltering and somewhat hazy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Rain boots
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Short sleeve shirts

April

April in this region can be sweltering and somewhat stormy. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunglasses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage

May

If you vacation in Pattaya during May, you are likely to find that it is really hot, somewhat rainy and somewhat stormy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (high 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals

June

Traveling to Pattaya in June, you will notice that it can be very hot and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Shorts

July

If you visit Pattaya during July, you are likely to find that it is really 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 high 70s F (mid 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear

August

If you vacation in Pattaya during August, you are likely to find that it can be sweltering 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 high 70s F (mid 20s C).

Humidity is generally around 70 during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage

September

September is consistently hot, very rainy and somewhat stormy. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Dresses

October

October in Pattaya is really hot, very rainy and somewhat stormy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C), although night temperatures can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear

November

November in Pattaya is really hot and somewhat hazy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C), although night temperatures can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses

December

If you are traveling to Pattaya in December, you will notice that it is extremely hot, very hazy and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Shorts

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Pattaya, Thailand

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

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types A, B, C and O
  • A SIM card that works in Pattaya
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Theft can be a problem, so pack theft protection, including locks for luggage and a money belt or pouch
  • Appropriate museum wear
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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