Salta, Argentina: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Salta, Argentina? If you're planning to go to Salta, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Salta, Argentina

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

What to wear/what to pack for Salta, Argentina by month

January

If you are traveling to Salta in January, you will notice that it is hot and somewhat stormy. 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:

  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Light footwear
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts or short pants

February

February in Salta is warm. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 70s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Umbrella
  • Light footwear

March

If you visit Salta during March, you are likely to find that it is warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 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. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Light footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat

April

April for Salta is mild. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Light footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Waterproof footwear

May

If you vacation in Salta during May, you are likely to find that it is balmy and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits 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:

  • Long skirts
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Socks
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear

June

If you go to Salta in June, you will notice that it is mild. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Jacket or coat
  • Fleeces
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks

July

July is balmy and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Fleeces
  • Jacket or coat
  • Socks
  • Light gloves or mittens

August

August is mild and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Light footwear
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts or short pants

September

If you vacation in Salta during September, you are likely to find that it is a perfect temperature and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 30 and 40% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Light footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts or short pants

October

If you go to Salta in October, you will notice that it is hot. Expect it to rain occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light footwear
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Long and short sleeve shirts

November

November in Salta is extremely warm. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C), although night temperatures can dip into the 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Light footwear
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear

December

December in Salta is pretty consistently hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (low 20s C) to low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Light footwear
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Salta, Argentina

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

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types I
  • A SIM card that works in Salta
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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