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

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Traveling to Western Highlands, Guatemala? If you're planning to go to Western Highlands, below 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 Western Highlands, Guatemala

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

Important essentials for Western Highlands, Guatemala

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

    Cases are climbing again, and areas are returning to lockdown. If you or a companion get COVID-19, you may be stuck with no way home -- but travel insurance can protect you. Learn more about COVID-19 and travel insurance


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID protection you can have.


  • 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).


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good plane-friendly option.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards can become worn. An unreadable vaccination card can have 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

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas of this country may have potentially unsafe tap water, so it's important to have an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a good choice.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

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What to wear/what to pack for Western Highlands, Guatemala by month

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January

If you go to Western Highlands in January, you will notice that it is relatively cool. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

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February

If you go to Western Highlands in February, you will notice that it is balmy. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

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March

March is balmy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

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April

April in this region is mild. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

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May

May for Western Highlands is mild. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

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June

If you are traveling to Western Highlands in June, you will notice that it is mild. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

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July

If you go to Western Highlands in July, you will notice that it is balmy. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

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August

Traveling to Western Highlands in August, you will notice that it is balmy. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

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September

Traveling to Western Highlands in September, you will notice that it is balmy. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

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October

October for Western Highlands is mild. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

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November

November for Western Highlands is mild. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

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December

Traveling to Western Highlands in December, you will notice that it is relatively cool. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

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