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

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

When to go to Peshawar, Pakistan

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

What to wear/what to pack for Peshawar, Pakistan by month

January

January in Peshawar is crisp. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C). With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 40% to 50% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long skirts
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Dresses
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Pants or jeans
  • Light jacket or fleece

February

February in this region is cool. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Pants or jeans
  • Dresses

March

March here is mild. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (low 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Socks
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Long skirts
  • Pants or jeans
  • Rain boots
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Standard footwear

April

April is hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Skirts
  • Rain boots
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Short sleeve shirts

May

If you go to Peshawar in May, you will notice that it is a scorcher and very dry. Daytime temperatures are in the 90s F (mid 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Tank tops
  • Rain boots
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Rain coat
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Light shorts
  • Umbrella
  • Light dresses

June

June is blindingly hot and very dry. Temperatures average in the low 100s F (high 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Extremely light dresses
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Rain boots
  • Sarong
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Thin tank or crop tops
  • Light skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Extremely thin shorts
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion

July

July in Peshawar is sizzling. Temperatures average in the 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Light dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain boots
  • Light shorts
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Tank tops
  • Rain coat

August

If you visit Peshawar during August, you are likely to find that it is consistently hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 80s F (high 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Rain boots
  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts
  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining

September

If you visit Peshawar during September, you are likely to find that it is really hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 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 40 and 50% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain boots
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining

October

If you vacation in Peshawar during October, you are likely to find that it is extremely warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (high 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 40 and 50% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals

November

If you visit Peshawar during November, you are likely to find that it is balmy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Light footwear
  • Skirts
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals

December

If you vacation in Peshawar during December, you are likely to find that it is crisp. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Dresses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Long skirts
  • Pants or jeans

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Peshawar, Pakistan

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

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C and D
  • A SIM card that works in Peshawar
  • If you plan to visit a mosque, pack clothing that covers the knees and shoulders
  • Appropriate museum wear

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