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

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Traveling to Philippines, Philippines? If you're planning to go to Philippines, I have 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 Philippines, Philippines

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

Important essentials for Philippines, Philippines

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

  • (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


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good plane-friendly option.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards may become worn. An unreadable vaccine card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID-19 protection you can have.


  • 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).


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

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


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a great one.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

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

Already know when you're traveling?

January

If you are traveling to Philippines in January, you will notice that it is hot, somewhat rainy and very hazy. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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February

If you visit Philippines during February, you might see that it is extremely warm and somewhat hazy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s 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. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain sometimes.

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March

If you visit Philippines during March, you will probably notice that it is hot, very hazy and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 70s F (mid 20s C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain occasionally.

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April

April can be sweltering, somewhat hazy and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

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May

May is constantly hot and somewhat hazy. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

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June

If you visit Philippines during June, you will probably find that it is constantly hot, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 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 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

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July

In July, Philippines can be sweltering, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures routinely are in the 80s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Philippines, with several of the days of the month having rain. In July, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

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August

In August, Philippines is hot, somewhat rainy and very hazy. Temperatures routinely are in the 80s F (high 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Philippines, with several of the days of the month having rain. In August, humidity reaches as high as 90%.

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September

If you are traveling to Philippines in September, you will notice that it can be sweltering, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

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October

In October, Philippines is pretty consistently hot, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures routinely are in the 80s F (high 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Philippines, with several of the days of the month having rain. In October, humidity reaches as high as 90%.

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November

If you visit Philippines during November, you might notice that it is pretty consistently hot, somewhat rainy and very hazy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 70s F (mid 20s C). Humidity is generally between 80 and 90% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

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December

If you visit Philippines during December, you will probably notice that it is hot, somewhat rainy and very hazy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C). Humidity is generally between 80 and 90% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

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