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

Traveling to San Juan, Bolivia? If you're planning to go to San Juan, this 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 San Juan, Bolivia

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

Important essentials for San Juan, Bolivia

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • A vaccine card protector

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


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks aren't sold 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 a good TSA-friendly product.


  • 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 protection available.

General health necessities

San Juan 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.

  • Consider asking your doctor about Diamox

  • Over-the-counter medicine

    Ibuprofen


  • Oximeter to check blood oxygen

    Like this


  • Supplements

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

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What to wear/what to pack for San Juan, Bolivia by month

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January

January here is relatively cool. Temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost regularly. It rains about half of the time.

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February

If you are traveling to San Juan 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 high 40s F (single digits C). There is frost 5-10 days this month.

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March

March in this region is relatively cool. Temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost a bit less than half of the time. It rains about a third of the time.

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April

April here is pretty cool. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost about half of the time. It rains occasionally.

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May

May for San Juan is 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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June

If you are traveling to San Juan in June, you will notice that it is brisk. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 30s F (single digits C). There is frost most days.

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July

If you go to San Juan in July, you will notice that it is brisk. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 30s F (single digits C). There is frost most days.

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August

August in San Juan can be very chilly. Temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost most days.

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September

September here is pretty cool. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost about two thirds of the time.

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October

If you are traveling to San Juan in October, you will notice that it can be brisk. Expect it to rain sometimes. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 40s F (single digits C). There is frost about half of the time.

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November

November in this region can be chilly. Temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost about a third of the time. It rains once in a while.

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December

December here is chilly. Temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost regularly. It rains about half of the time.

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Activities for San Juan, Bolivia

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

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