Tampa, Florida, United States of America: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Tampa, Florida, United States of America? If you're planning to go to Tampa, we'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 Tampa, Florida, United States of America

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

Important essentials for Tampa, Florida, United States of America

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

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a excellent option.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

Activities for Tampa, Florida, United States of America

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

If you go to Busch Gardens, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.

If you go to Tampa Museum of Art, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

We also recommend these top tours in and around Tampa.

What to wear/what to pack for Tampa, Florida, United States of America by month

Already know when you're traveling?

January

January for Tampa is balmy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

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February

February in this region is balmy. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

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March

If you vacation in Tampa during March, you may see that it is warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the 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 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

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April

If you visit Tampa during April, you are likely to find that it is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (high 10s C). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain once in a while.

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May

May is really hot. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

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June

If you go to Tampa in June, you will notice that it is extremely hot, somewhat rainy and somewhat stormy. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (low 30s C).

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July

In July, Tampa is constantly hot, somewhat rainy and very stormy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 90s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the 70s F (mid 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Tampa, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In July, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

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August

If you go to Tampa in August, you will notice that it is extremely hot, very rainy and very stormy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

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September

In September, Tampa can be very hot, somewhat rainy and somewhat stormy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 80s F (low 30s C) and about half of the time jump into the low 90s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the 70s F (mid 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Tampa, with several of the days of the month having rain. In September, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

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October

October in Tampa is extremely warm. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) to 80s F (high 20s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

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November

Traveling to Tampa in November, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Expect it to rain once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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December

December in Tampa is mild. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 50s F (single digits C).

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