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Best time to visit Arequipa, Peru

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The best time to visit Arequipa is July-September

Arequipa can be visited year-round, but based on the ideal climate conditions, cost of travel, and avoiding peak holiday periods, July-September is the best time to go.

In the summer months, temperatures tend to get to a maximum of around 21℃ (69℉). The weather at night in the winter, which is around July-time, can get down to a minimum of 3℃ (38℉).

The longest days between sunrise and sunset in Arequipa are usually in December, so if you want to get the most out of your daytime activities, be sure to plan your visit around this time. You don’t want to get wet on your holiday, do you? Well if you’re trying to avoid the rain, then steer clear of Arequipa in January. Head over there in August instead if you want to increase your chances of not being rained on.

Learn everything you need to know to help you decide when to go to Arequipa below, and don’t forget to use the awesome travel tools we know and love to help you find the best deals and make booking your vacation a breeze!

Warmest month

November

Least rainfall

August

Most daylight

December

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Arequipa seasons

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

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

Average temperatures in Arequipa

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 Arequipa 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.

Arequipa 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 Arequipa 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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Arequipa in January

  • Average temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average low temperature: 10℃ (51℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 81mm (3") over 17 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

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


Arequipa in February

  • Average temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average high temperature: 15℃ (60℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (51℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 78mm (3") over 18 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

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


Arequipa in March

  • Average temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (51℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 44mm (2") over 15 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

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


Arequipa in April

  • Average temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average high temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average low temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average humidity: 66%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 17mm (1") over 10 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

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


Arequipa in May

  • Average temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average high temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average humidity: 49%
  • Average sunny days: 28 days
  • Average rainfall: 2mm (0") over 2 days
28 days
of pure sunshine
2 days
of showers or rain

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


Arequipa in June

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average low temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average humidity: 42%
  • Average sunny days: 28 days
  • Average rainfall: 1mm (0") over 2 days
28 days
of pure sunshine
2 days
of showers or rain

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


Arequipa in July

  • Average temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average low temperature: 7℃ (44℉)
  • Average humidity: 38%
  • Average sunny days: 28 days
  • Average rainfall: 2mm (0") over 2 days
28 days
of pure sunshine
2 days
of showers or rain

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


Arequipa in August

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average high temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average low temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average humidity: 35%
  • Average sunny days: 28 days
  • Average rainfall: 1mm (0") over 1 days
28 days
of pure sunshine
1 days
of showers or rain

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


Arequipa in September

  • Average temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average high temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average low temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average humidity: 40%
  • Average sunny days: 25 days
  • Average rainfall: 3mm (0") over 3 days
25 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

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

Arequipa in October

  • Average temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average high temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average humidity: 46%
  • Average sunny days: 27 days
  • Average rainfall: 5mm (0") over 4 days
27 days
of pure sunshine
4 days
of showers or rain

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


Arequipa in November

  • Average temperature: 14℃ (56℉)
  • Average high temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (49℉)
  • Average humidity: 55%
  • Average sunny days: 25 days
  • Average rainfall: 6mm (0") over 3 days
25 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

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


Arequipa in December

  • Average temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average high temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average low temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average humidity: 65%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 20mm (1") over 8 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

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


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Arequipa is usually November, 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 Arequipa is generally around August. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in August first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Arequipa is generally around January, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of January too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Arequipa, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in December are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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