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Best time to visit Suriname

Our verdict

The best time to visit Suriname is August-November

Suriname is a place lots of people visit almost all year round, but if you’re looking for the best time to go, August-November is definitely the time you should visit. This is based on a number of factors such as the weather, cost of flights and accommodation, peak travel periods and more.

In summer, temperatures can reach as high 34℃ (93℉) in the middle of the day in Paramaribo. The coldest it usually gets in winter-time in Paramaribo is around 23℃ (73℉). Temperatures can often differ in other locations in Suriname, so be sure to continue reading if you plan on visiting elsewhere.

The days are longest in Suriname in August, so if you want to see the sights during the day when the sun is up for the longest time, it’s best to visit around that time of year. On average it rains the most days in May, making it the wettest month of the year. Although it’s the wet season, it can often rain a little bit during the day or evening but have fine weather for a majority of the day too, so don’t let this put you off.

Keep reading to find out more detailed information about the seasons and climate in Suriname, explore hidden gems and destinations to visit while you’re there, discover our favourite tools to help you find the best options for transport, accommodation, and much more.

Warmest month

October

Least rainfall

September

Most daylight

August

Suriname seasons

Before you plan your trip, it’s important to know when the seasons are as they may be different to yours depending on where you’re travelling from. Suriname is in the Northern hemisphere, so the seasons fall on:

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

Best time to visit the top destinations in Suriname

We’ve put together a breakdown of the average minimum and maximum temperatures by month, as well as the best times to visit for each. To learn more about these destinations including detailed climate breakdowns and much more, click or tap the city/destination name below.

CityBest time to visitJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
ParamariboAugust-November
29℃
24℃
28℃
24℃
29℃
24℃
29℃
24℃
29℃
25℃
29℃
24℃
30℃
24℃
31℃
24℃
32℃
25℃
32℃
25℃
31℃
25℃
29℃
24℃
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Top FAQs

Suriname is in South America.

Check out these guides for the top must-see destinations in Suriname:

The warmest month of the year in Paramaribo, one of the most popular places to visit in Suriname, is October.
The driest month of the year in Paramaribo, Suriname, is usually around September each year.

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