Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

Traveling to Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil? If you're planning to go to Rio de Janeiro, we've got 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 Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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

Important essentials for Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance

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


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

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


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • 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).


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards often wear out. An unreadable vaccination card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry TSA-friendly option.

General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil by month

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January

If you visit Rio de Janeiro during January, you will probably find that it can be sweltering and somewhat stormy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (low 20s C). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Museu Villa-Lobos, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

February

February in this region can be sweltering. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Museu Villa-Lobos, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

March

If you visit Rio de Janeiro during March, you may notice that it can be very hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% 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:

If you visit the Museu Villa-Lobos, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

April

If you visit Rio de Janeiro during April, you are likely to see that it is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (low 20s C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Museu Villa-Lobos, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

May

May in this region is hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Museu Villa-Lobos, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

June

June in Rio de Janeiro is a perfect temperature. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) to low 70s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Museu Villa-Lobos, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

July

July in Rio de Janeiro is warm. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Museu Villa-Lobos, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

August

August here is hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Museu Villa-Lobos, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

September

September in Rio de Janeiro is extremely warm. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Museu Villa-Lobos, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

October

If you are traveling to Rio de Janeiro in October, you will notice that it is hot. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Museu Villa-Lobos, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

November

In November, Rio de Janeiro is hot. Temperatures routinely are in the 80s F (high 20s C) and regularly jump into the low 90s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 60s F (low 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Rio de Janeiro, with several of the days of the month having rain. In November, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Museu Villa-Lobos, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

December

If you vacation in Rio de Janeiro during December, you will probably find that it is consistently hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Museu Villa-Lobos, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

Activities for Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Rio de Janeiro.

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