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

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

When to go to Peru, Peru

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

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

January

Traveling to Peru in January, you will notice that it is consistently hot and very rainy. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

If you are traveling to Peru in February, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot and very rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

If you vacation in Peru during March, you are likely to find that it can be very hot and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

If you vacation in Peru during April, you are likely to find that it is consistently hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

In May, Peru is extremely hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 80s F (low 30s C) and about a third of the time jump into the low 90s F (low 30s C) range.

At night, lows are in the 60s F (high 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Peru, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

If you go to Peru in June, you will notice that it is consistently hot. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

If you visit Peru during July, you are likely to find that it is really hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (high 10s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

August here can be very hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

Traveling to Peru in September, you will notice that it is extremely hot and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

If you visit Peru during October, you are likely to find that it can be sweltering and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November in Peru can be very hot and very rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

If you vacation in Peru during December, you are likely to find that it is extremely hot and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Peru, Peru

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

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types A and C
  • A SIM card that works in Peru
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Pickpocketing is an issue, so wear a money belt or neck pouch
  • Appropriate museum wear
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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