Riobamba, Ecuador: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Riobamba, Ecuador? If you're planning to go to Riobamba, 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 Riobamba, Ecuador

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

Important essentials for Riobamba, Ecuador

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

    Cases are climbing again, and areas are returning to lockdown. If you or a companion get COVID-19, you may be stuck with no way home -- but travel insurance can protect you. Learn more about COVID-19 and travel insurance


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards frequently wear away. An unreadable vaccination card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection you can have.


  • 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).


  • Hand sanitizer

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

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.

General health necessities

Riobamba is at a somewhat high altitude, and could cause problems for some. For that reason, you will want to be constantly hydrated and pack altitude sickness remedies.


  • Supplements

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


  • Over-the-counter medicine

    Ibuprofen


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas may have unreliable tap water, so it's useful to bring an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a excellent one.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

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What to wear/what to pack for Riobamba, Ecuador by month

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January

If you go to Riobamba in January, you will notice that it can be chilly. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

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February

If you are traveling to Riobamba in February, you will notice that it can be chilly. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

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March

If you are traveling to Riobamba in March, you will notice that it is crisp. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

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April

If you are traveling to Riobamba in April, you will notice that it is crisp. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

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May

If you are traveling to Riobamba in May, you will notice that it is cool. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

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June

If you are traveling to Riobamba in June, you will notice that it is cool. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

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July

Traveling to Riobamba in July, you will notice that it is cool. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

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August

August in this region is relatively cool. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

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September

September here can be chilly. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

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October

If you are traveling to Riobamba in October, you will notice that it is relatively cool. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

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November

If you are traveling to Riobamba in November, you will notice that it can be chilly. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

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December

December is relatively cool. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

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