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

Traveling to Pompeii, Italy? If you're planning to go to Pompeii, the following is 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 Pompeii, Italy

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

Important essentials 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.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID-19 protection possible.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards may wear away. An unreadable card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent TSA-friendly option.


  • Travel insurance

    If you or a companion get COVID-19, your amazing trip can be ruined. Good travel insurance can help. See plans


  • Kids' KN95 masks

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

General health necessities

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

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January

If you vacation in Pompeii during January, you will probably notice that it is cold. 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 about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see a temple, such as Temple of Apollo, wear:

February

February in Pompeii is relatively cool. 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:

If you see a temple, such as Temple of Apollo, wear:

March

If you are traveling to Pompeii in March, you will notice that it is relatively cool. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see a temple, such as Temple of Apollo, wear:

April

Traveling to Pompeii in April, you will notice that it can be chilly. 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:

If you see a temple, such as Temple of Apollo, wear:

May

If you are traveling to Pompeii in May, you will notice that it is balmy. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see a temple, such as Temple of Apollo, wear:

June

If you vacation in Pompeii during June, you will probably notice that it is warm and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (mid 10s C). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see a temple, such as Temple of Apollo, wear:

July

If you vacation in Pompeii during July, you may notice that it is pretty consistently hot 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 60s F (high 10s C). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see a temple, such as Temple of Apollo, wear:

August

If you visit Pompeii during August, you will probably find that it is consistently hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see a temple, such as Temple of Apollo, wear:

September

If you vacation in Pompeii during September, you will probably see that it is a perfect temperature. 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 sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see a temple, such as Temple of Apollo, wear:

October

October 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:

If you see a temple, such as Temple of Apollo, wear:

November

In November, Pompeii is crisp. Temperatures routinely are in the low 60s F (high 10s C) and 5-10 days this month jump into the 60s F (high 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Pompeii, with several of the days of the month having rain. In November, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see a temple, such as Temple of Apollo, wear:

December

December in Pompeii is crisp. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C) to 50s F (mid 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see a temple, such as Temple of Apollo, wear:

Activities for Pompeii, Italy

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

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