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

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

When to go to Thailand, Thailand

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

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

January

January in Thailand is extremely hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear

February

February here can be sweltering. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • Skirts

March

March is blindingly hot. Temperatures average in the 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Tank tops
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Skirts
  • Light dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Light shorts

April

April here can be sizzling. Temperatures average in the 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Tank tops
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Light shorts
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Light dresses
  • Sunglasses

May

May here is sweltering. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Light dresses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Tank tops
  • Light shorts
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses

June

If you go to Thailand in June, you will notice that it can be very hot. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses

July

July is consistently hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts

August

August in Thailand is really hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) to high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion

September

Traveling to Thailand in September, you will notice that it is constantly hot. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals

October

If you vacation in Thailand during October, you are likely to find that it is extremely hot.

Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear

November

November here is constantly hot. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts

December

December in Thailand can be sweltering. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • Dresses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses

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

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

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types A, B, C and O
  • A SIM card that works in Thailand
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Theft can be a problem, so pack theft protection, including locks for luggage and a money belt or pouch
  • Appropriate museum wear
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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