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

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

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.

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

January

If you go to Philippines in January, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot, somewhat rainy and very hazy. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Light footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Long and short sleeve shirts

February

If you visit Philippines during February, you are likely to find that it is hot 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 occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

If you go to Philippines in March, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot, very hazy and dry with little rain. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

Traveling to Philippines in May, you will notice that it can be very hot and somewhat hazy. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

If you visit Philippines during June, you are likely to find that it is extremely 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 a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

In July, Philippines is really hot, 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%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

August in Philippines is extremely warm, somewhat rainy and very hazy. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

Traveling to Philippines in September, you will notice that it can be very hot, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. 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:

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

October

In October, Philippines is 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%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

If you go to Philippines in November, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot, somewhat rainy and very hazy. 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:

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

December

December here is extremely warm, somewhat rainy and very hazy. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts

Year-round what to wear/what to pack 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.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types A, B and C
  • A SIM card that works in Philippines
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • If you plan to visit a mosque, pack clothing that covers the knees and shoulders
  • Theft can be a problem, so pack theft protection, including locks for luggage and a money belt or pouch
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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