Salvador, Bahia, Brazil: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

Traveling to Salvador, Bahia, Brazil? If you're planning to go to Salvador, I'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 Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

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

Important essentials for Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Kids' KN95 masks

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  • Hand sanitizer

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  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

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  • Travel disinfecting wipes

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  • A vaccine card protector

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General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Salvador, Bahia, Brazil by month

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January

January in Salvador is consistently hot and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 70s F (mid 20s C) to 80s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Museu Afro-Brasileiro, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

February

In February, Salvador can be very hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 80s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the 70s F (mid 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Salvador, with several of the days of the month having rain. In February, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Museu Afro-Brasileiro, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

March

March in Salvador is consistently hot and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Museu Afro-Brasileiro, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

April

If you vacation in Salvador during April, you are likely to see that it is pretty consistently hot and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Museu Afro-Brasileiro, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

May

In May, Salvador is pretty consistently hot and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 80s F (high 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 70s F (low 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Salvador, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In May, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Museu Afro-Brasileiro, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

June

In June, Salvador is a perfect temperature and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 70s F (high 20s C) and once in a while jump into the 80s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 70s F (low 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Salvador, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In June, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Museu Afro-Brasileiro, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

July

In July, Salvador is warm and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 70s F (low 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Salvador, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In July, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Museu Afro-Brasileiro, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

August

August in Salvador is a perfect temperature and very rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) to low 70s F (mid 20s C), although night temperatures can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Museu Afro-Brasileiro, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

September

Traveling to Salvador in September, you will notice that it is extremely warm and very rainy. 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 go to the Museu Afro-Brasileiro, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

October

October is pretty consistently hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Museu Afro-Brasileiro, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

November

If you vacation in Salvador during November, you might notice that it is hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% 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 go to the Museu Afro-Brasileiro, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

December

December here is extremely warm and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Museu Afro-Brasileiro, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

Activities for Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

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

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