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Best time to visit Quito, Ecuador

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The best time to visit Quito is April

Based on all the essential things any traveller needs to know about visiting Quito such as the cost of travel, weather, peak travel seasons and many more, April is the best time of year to go.

In the summer months, temperatures can reach as high as 20℃ (68℉) in Quito. The weather at night in the winter, which is around June-time, can get down to a minimum of 6℃ (43℉).

The longest days between sunrise and sunset in Quito are usually in August, so if you want to get the most out of your daytime activities, be sure to plan your visit around this time. On average it rains the most days in November, 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 learn more about the best times to go to Quito, including detailed weather information and tools to help you find and book great deals on your travel.

Warmest month

February

Least rainfall

July

Most daylight

August

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Quito seasons

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

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

Average temperatures in Quito

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 Quito 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.

Quito 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 Quito 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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NOV
DEC

Quito in January

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average humidity: 87%
  • Average sunny days: 4 days
  • Average rainfall: 135mm (5") over 26 days
4 days
of pure sunshine
26 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Quito in January, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Quito in February

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (49℉)
  • Average humidity: 88%
  • Average sunny days: 5 days
  • Average rainfall: 127mm (5") over 23 days
5 days
of pure sunshine
23 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Quito in February, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Quito in March

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average humidity: 89%
  • Average sunny days: 3 days
  • Average rainfall: 178mm (7") over 27 days
3 days
of pure sunshine
27 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Quito in March, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Quito in April

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average humidity: 88%
  • Average sunny days: 2 days
  • Average rainfall: 211mm (8") over 28 days
2 days
of pure sunshine
28 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Quito in April, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Quito in May

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average humidity: 86%
  • Average sunny days: 2 days
  • Average rainfall: 174mm (7") over 29 days
2 days
of pure sunshine
29 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Quito in May, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Quito in June

  • Average temperature: 11℃ (53℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (62℉)
  • Average low temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average humidity: 82%
  • Average sunny days: 2 days
  • Average rainfall: 85mm (3") over 25 days
2 days
of pure sunshine
25 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Quito in June, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Quito in July

  • Average temperature: 11℃ (53℉)
  • Average high temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average low temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 3 days
  • Average rainfall: 69mm (3") over 24 days
3 days
of pure sunshine
24 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Quito in July, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Quito in August

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average high temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average low temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 2 days
  • Average rainfall: 71mm (3") over 25 days
2 days
of pure sunshine
25 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Quito in August, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Quito in September

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average high temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average low temperature: 8℃ (47℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 2 days
  • Average rainfall: 113mm (4") over 26 days
2 days
of pure sunshine
26 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Quito in September, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.

Quito in October

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average high temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average humidity: 85%
  • Average sunny days: 1 days
  • Average rainfall: 215mm (8") over 30 days
1 days
of pure sunshine
30 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Quito in October, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Quito in November

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average humidity: 88%
  • Average sunny days: 0 days
  • Average rainfall: 229mm (9") over 29 days
0 days
of pure sunshine
29 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Quito in November, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Quito in December

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average humidity: 88%
  • Average sunny days: 1 days
  • Average rainfall: 203mm (8") over 29 days
1 days
of pure sunshine
29 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Quito in December, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Quito is usually February, where temperatures tend to rise to around 18℃ (64℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Quito is generally around July. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in July first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Quito is generally around November, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of November too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Quito, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in August are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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