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

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

When to go to Pompeii, Italy

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

What to wear/what to pack for Pompeii, Italy by month

January

If you vacation in Pompeii during January, you are likely to find that it is brisk. Temperatures tend to hover around the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 30s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% 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:

  • Umbrella
  • Fleeces
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Jacket or coat

February

February in Pompeii is chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits C). But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Standard footwear
  • Jacket or coat
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Socks
  • Fleeces
  • Waterproof luggage

March

March in Pompeii is crisp. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Socks
  • Dresses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Rain coat
  • Standard footwear

April

Traveling to Pompeii in April, you will notice that it is relatively cool. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long skirts

May

May in Pompeii is balmy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C) to low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Light footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Shorts or short pants

June

June in this region is a perfect temperature and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Light footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion

July

Traveling to Pompeii in July, you will notice that it is extremely warm and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

Traveling to Pompeii in August, you will notice that it can be very hot. Expect it to rain occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunglasses
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts

September

If you vacation in Pompeii during September, you are likely to find that it is warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (mid 10s C).

Humidity is generally around 60 during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Rain coat
  • Light footwear
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear

October

October is balmy. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Light footwear

November

November in Pompeii is crisp. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C). But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Long skirts
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Pants or jeans
  • Light jacket or fleece

December

If you go to Pompeii in December, you will notice that it is crisp. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Umbrella
  • Socks
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Pants or jeans

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Pompeii, Italy

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

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C, F and L
  • A SIM card that works in Pompeii
  • 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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