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

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Traveling to Popayan, Colombia? If you're planning to go to Popayan, 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 Popayan, Colombia

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

Important essentials for Popayan, Colombia

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

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas of this country may have potentially unsafe tap water, so it's useful to take an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a superb option.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

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Activities for Popayan, Colombia

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

We also recommend these top tours in and around Popayan.

    What to wear/what to pack for Popayan, Colombia by month

    Already know when you're traveling?

    January

    Traveling to Popayan in January, you will notice that it is balmy. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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    February

    If you visit Popayan during February, you may find that it is mild. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (mid 10s C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day.

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    March

    March in Popayan is mild. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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    April

    If you visit Popayan during April, you will probably find that it is mild. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (mid 10s C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day.

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    May

    May in Popayan is mild. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day.

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    June

    June here is mild. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day.

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    July

    July in Popayan is mild. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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    August

    If you visit Popayan during August, you may see that it is mild. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day.

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    September

    If you vacation in Popayan during September, you may see that it is mild. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day.

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    October

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

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    November

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

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    December

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

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