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Best time to visit Havana, Caribbean, Cuba

Our verdict

The best time to visit Havana is December-April

Want to know when to travel to Havana? Based on criteria such as the weather, cost of flights and hotels, and peak travel periods, December-April is the best time to go to Havana. Don’t just take our word for it though… We’ve put together loads of information below to help you decide, such as a monthly breakdown of the weather, what to pack, when to fly, and much more.

During the warmer months, temperatures in Havana can rise to a maximum of 35℃ (96℉). In the winter months, it can get down to as low as 16℃ (61℉) at night.

The sun stays up the longest in Havana in July, so you’ll get the most out of your daytime activities if you visit around this time. The wet season in Havana falls around August, so if you prefer the dryer weather, you should look to visit in March instead.

Learn everything you need to know (and none of the stuff you don’t) about when to go to Havana below. Be sure to check out the handy tools we’ve included to help you search for flights and transport, accommodation, and everything else you need to plan and book your trip.

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

March

Most daylight

July

Havana seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Havana as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Havana is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Havana

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Havana for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Havana climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Havana for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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JUN
JUL
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OCT
NOV
DEC

Havana in January

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 26mm (1") over 11 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Havana in January, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Havana in February

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 26mm (1") over 9 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Havana in February, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Havana in March

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (74℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (67℉)
  • Average humidity: 70%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 13mm (1") over 10 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Havana in March, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Havana in April

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (88℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average humidity: 69%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 37mm (1") over 12 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Havana in April, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays pretty warm most of the time.


Havana in May

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (88℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 107mm (4") over 19 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Havana in May, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Havana in June

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (89℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 79mm (3") over 22 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
22 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Havana in June, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Havana in July

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average high temperature: 33℃ (91℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 86mm (3") over 21 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
21 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Havana in July, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Havana in August

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 33℃ (91℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 4 days
  • Average rainfall: 109mm (4") over 25 days
4 days
of pure sunshine
25 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Havana in August, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Havana in September

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (89℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 4 days
  • Average rainfall: 105mm (4") over 25 days
4 days
of pure sunshine
25 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Havana in September, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.

Havana in October

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 103mm (4") over 22 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
22 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Havana in October, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Havana in November

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 35mm (1") over 15 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Havana in November, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Havana in December

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 23mm (1") over 11 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Havana in December, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Havana is usually July, where temperatures tend to rise to around 33℃ (91℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Havana is generally around March. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in March first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Havana is generally around August, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of August too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Havana, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in July are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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