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

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

When to go to Taiwan, Taiwan

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

What to wear/what to pack for Taiwan, Taiwan by month

January

January in this region can be very chilly. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Socks
  • Fleeces
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Standard footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Jacket or coat
  • Waterproof luggage

February

February in Taiwan can be very chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Fleeces
  • Rain coat
  • Jacket or coat
  • Standard footwear

March

March for Taiwan is crisp. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Fleeces
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Jacket or coat

April

April in Taiwan is cool. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 50s F (single digits C) to high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May in Taiwan is relatively cool and very rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June in Taiwan is crisp and very rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 50s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

July in this region can be chilly and very rainy. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

If you vacation in Taiwan during August, you are likely to find that it is relatively cool and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (single digits C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

September in Taiwan is cool and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October in Taiwan can be chilly and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November in Taiwan is crisp. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Jacket or coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Rain coat
  • Socks
  • Fleeces
  • Standard footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof luggage

December

December in Taiwan is pretty cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Fleeces
  • Jacket or coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Socks
  • Warm pants or jeans

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Taiwan, Taiwan

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

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types A and B
  • A SIM card that works in Taiwan
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Pickpocketing is an issue, so wear a money belt or neck pouch
  • Appropriate museum wear
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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