Tikal, Guatemala: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

Traveling to Tikal, Guatemala? If you're planning to go to Tikal, here 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 Tikal, Guatemala

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

Important essentials for Tikal, Guatemala

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • 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.


  • 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).


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards often become worn. An unreadable card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good TSA-friendly product.

General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Tikal, Guatemala by month

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January

January in Tikal is warm. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to a temple, such as Temple IV, wear:

February

February is hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to a temple, such as Temple IV, wear:

March

Traveling to Tikal in March, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to a temple, such as Temple IV, wear:

April

If you vacation in Tikal during April, you may notice that it can be very hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to a temple, such as Temple IV, wear:

May

If you are traveling to Tikal in May, you will notice that it is really hot and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to a temple, such as Temple IV, wear:

June

If you vacation in Tikal during June, you are likely to find that it can be sweltering and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to a temple, such as Temple IV, wear:

July

If you vacation in Tikal during July, you will probably notice that it is consistently hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to a temple, such as Temple IV, wear:

August

August for Tikal is extremely hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to a temple, such as Temple IV, wear:

September

If you go to Tikal in September, you will notice that it is constantly hot and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to a temple, such as Temple IV, wear:

October

If you vacation in Tikal during October, you will probably see that it is really hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to a temple, such as Temple IV, wear:

November

November is hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to a temple, such as Temple IV, wear:

December

If you vacation in Tikal during December, you will probably see that it is warm and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to a temple, such as Temple IV, wear:

Activities for Tikal, Guatemala

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

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