Potosí, Bolivia: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Potosí, Bolivia? If you're planning to go to Potosí, I have 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 Potosí, Bolivia

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

Important essentials for Potosí, Bolivia

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good TSA-friendly choice.


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

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


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

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


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards frequently wear out. An unreadable vaccine card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • Travel insurance

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

General health necessities

Potosí is at a very high altitude, and may result in altitude sickness. For that reason, you will want to pack strong altitude sickness prevention products and treatments.


  • Supplements

    Ginko biloba or other supplements (ask your doctor before using)


  • Oximeter to check blood oxygen

    Like this


  • Over-the-counter medicine

    Ibuprofen

  • Consider asking your doctor about Diamox

Don't forget these

What to wear/what to pack for Potosí, Bolivia by month

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January

If you go to Potosí in January, you will notice that it is cool. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 50s F (low 10s C). There is frost 5-10 days this month.

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February

Traveling to Potosí in February, you will notice that it is cool. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 50s F (single digits C). There is frost regularly.

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March

Traveling to Potosí in March, you will notice that it is relatively cool. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 50s F (low 10s C). There is frost a bit less than half of the time.

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April

If you are traveling to Potosí in April, you will notice that it is cool. Expect it to rain occasionally. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 40s F (single digits C). There is frost about half of the time.

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May

May in Potosí is brisk. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost about two thirds of the time.

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June

June can be brisk. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost most days.

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July

If you are traveling to Potosí in July, you will notice that it can be brisk. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 40s F (single digits C). There is frost most days.

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August

August in Potosí can be very chilly. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost most days.

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September

September in Potosí is cold. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost about half of the time.

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October

If you are traveling to Potosí in October, you will notice that it is relatively cool. Expect it to rain occasionally. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 40s F (single digits C). There is frost about half of the time.

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November

November for Potosí is cool. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost about a third of the time. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

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December

December in Potosí can be chilly. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost 5-10 days this month. It rains about half of the time.

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