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

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Traveling to Phuket, Thailand? If you're planning to go to Phuket, this article contains 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 Phuket, Thailand

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

Important essentials for Phuket, Thailand

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance

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  • A vaccine card protector

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  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good TSA-friendly product.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks aren't sold for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID protection possible.

General health necessities

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

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January

January for Phuket is extremely hot. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

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February

February for Phuket is extremely hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

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March

Traveling to Phuket in March, you will notice that it is consistently hot. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (low 30s C).

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April

April in Phuket is constantly hot and somewhat stormy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (low 30s C), although night temperatures can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C).

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May

If you vacation in Phuket during May, you may find that it can be very hot and somewhat stormy. 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 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

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June

June in Phuket is consistently hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) to 80s F (low 30s C), although night temperatures can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C).

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July

If you visit Phuket during July, you will probably notice that it can be sweltering. 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 about two thirds of the time.

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August

If you vacation in Phuket during August, you might see that it can be sweltering. 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 about two thirds of the time.

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September

Traveling to Phuket in September, you will notice that it is extremely warm. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

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October

October is constantly hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains most days.

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November

Traveling to Phuket in November, you will notice that it can be very hot. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

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December

December in Phuket can be very hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) to 80s F (low 30s C).

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Activities for Phuket, Thailand

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Phuket.

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