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Best time to visit Papua New Guinea

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The best time to visit Papua New Guinea is May-October

Are you looking for top-secret information about when to visit Papua New Guinea? Look no further! May-October is the best time to go to Papua New Guinea due to the excellent all-round climate conditions, and it’s not likely to be at its busiest as it’s not during the height of the peak travel season.

The very hottest temperatures in Port Moresby, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Papua New Guinea, tend to reach around 32℃ (90℉) in the height of summer. In the winter months, it can get down to as low as 20℃ (68℉) at night. The climate can differ in many places across Papua New Guinea, and you can see more in the handy table below.

The days are longest in Papua New Guinea in December, 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. To stay dry, avoid travelling to Papua New Guinea in March – It’s the wettest month of the year.

Continue reading to find out loads more about when to travel to Papua New Guinea, check out climate info on some of the top places to visit, then use the handy tools below to search for the best flight and hotel options that are right for you.

Warmest month

December

Least rainfall

July

Most daylight

December

Papua New Guinea 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. Papua New Guinea is in the Southern hemisphere, so the seasons fall on:

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

Best time to visit the top destinations in Papua New Guinea

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
Port MoresbyMay-October
30℃
25℃
30℃
24℃
29℃
24℃
29℃
24℃
29℃
24℃
28℃
24℃
28℃
23℃
28℃
22℃
28℃
23℃
29℃
23℃
30℃
24℃
30℃
24℃
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Top FAQs

Papua New Guinea is in Oceania.

Check out these guides for the top must-see destinations in Papua New Guinea:

The warmest month of the year in Port Moresby, one of the most popular places to visit in Papua New Guinea, is December.
The driest month of the year in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, is usually around July each year.

Papua New Guinea map