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

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Traveling to Tucson, Arizona, United States of America? If you're planning to go to Tucson, I'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 Tucson, Arizona, United States of America

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

Important essentials for Tucson, Arizona, United States of America

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

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  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards frequently wear out. An unreadable vaccination card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection available.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent TSA-friendly choice.


  • 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).

General health necessities

Don't forget these

What to wear/what to pack for Tucson, Arizona, United States of America by month

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January

If you visit Tucson during January, you will probably notice that it is mild and very dry. Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 30 and 40% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain occasionally.

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February

If you go to Tucson in February, you will notice that it is balmy and very dry. Expect it to rain occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

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March

If you visit Tucson during March, you may see that it is a perfect temperature and very dry. Temperatures tend to hover around the 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 20 and 30% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain sometimes.

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April

If you vacation in Tucson during April, you are likely to notice that it is pretty consistently hot and very dry. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C). Humidity is generally between 10 and 20% during the day.

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May

May is consistently hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day.

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June

June in Tucson is unbearably hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 100s F (high 30s C) during the day.

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July

If you are traveling to Tucson in July, you will notice that it is a scorcher, somewhat rainy and somewhat stormy. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (high 30s C).

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August

If you visit Tucson during August, you will probably notice that it is scorchingly hot and somewhat stormy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C). Humidity is generally between 30 and 40% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

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September

September in this region is sizzling and very dry. Temperatures average in the 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

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October

October is hot and very dry. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

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November

If you vacation in Tucson during November, you are likely to see that it is warm and very dry. Temperatures tend to hover around the 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 20 and 30% during the day.

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December

If you vacation in Tucson during December, you are likely to see that it is crisp and very dry. Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 30s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 30 and 40% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain once in a while.

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Activities for Tucson, Arizona, United States of America

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

If you are intending to go to the beautiful San Pedro Chapel, it's recommended to wear modest clothing:

If you go to Colossal Cave Mountain Park, 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


  • Ultralight day pack

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


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.

If you see the Sosa-Carrillo-Frémont House Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

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