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Best time to visit Iquitos, Peru

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The best time to visit Iquitos is July

If you’re looking to travel to Iquitos for your next trip but aren’t sure when to go and when to avoid, this article is all you’ll need. The best time to visit Iquitos is July due to the excellent all-round weather conditions, and it’s also not during the height of peak travel periods, so it’s not likely to be as busy.

In the summer months, temperatures tend to get to a maximum of around 34℃ (94℉). The weather at night in the winter can get down to temperatures as low as 20℃ (67℉).

If you’re keen to see the sights of Iquitos during the day, the sun stays up the longest around September. The wet season in Iquitos falls around March, so if you prefer the dryer weather, you should look to visit in August instead.

Learn everything you need to know (and none of the stuff you don’t) about when to go to Iquitos 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

September

Least rainfall

August

Most daylight

September

Iquitos seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Iquitos as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Iquitos 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 Iquitos

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 Iquitos 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.

Iquitos 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 Iquitos 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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JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Iquitos in January

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average humidity: 88%
  • Average sunny days: 5 days
  • Average rainfall: 158mm (6") over 25 days
5 days
of pure sunshine
25 days
of showers or rain

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


Iquitos in February

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average humidity: 88%
  • Average sunny days: 4 days
  • Average rainfall: 161mm (6") over 24 days
4 days
of pure sunshine
24 days
of showers or rain

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


Iquitos in March

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (87℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average humidity: 88%
  • Average sunny days: 3 days
  • Average rainfall: 185mm (7") over 28 days
3 days
of pure sunshine
28 days
of showers or rain

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


Iquitos in April

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average humidity: 89%
  • Average sunny days: 3 days
  • Average rainfall: 145mm (6") over 26 days
3 days
of pure sunshine
26 days
of showers or rain

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


Iquitos in May

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average humidity: 88%
  • Average sunny days: 5 days
  • Average rainfall: 121mm (5") over 25 days
5 days
of pure sunshine
25 days
of showers or rain

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


Iquitos in June

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average humidity: 87%
  • Average sunny days: 4 days
  • Average rainfall: 97mm (4") over 25 days
4 days
of pure sunshine
25 days
of showers or rain

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


Iquitos in July

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (87℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average humidity: 83%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 84mm (3") over 24 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
24 days
of showers or rain

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


Iquitos in August

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (90℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 63mm (2") over 22 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
22 days
of showers or rain

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


Iquitos in September

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 33℃ (92℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 80mm (3") over 22 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
22 days
of showers or rain

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

Iquitos in October

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 33℃ (91℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (72℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 5 days
  • Average rainfall: 101mm (4") over 24 days
5 days
of pure sunshine
24 days
of showers or rain

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


Iquitos in November

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (89℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average humidity: 84%
  • Average sunny days: 5 days
  • Average rainfall: 120mm (5") over 24 days
5 days
of pure sunshine
24 days
of showers or rain

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


Iquitos in December

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average humidity: 87%
  • Average sunny days: 4 days
  • Average rainfall: 173mm (7") over 26 days
4 days
of pure sunshine
26 days
of showers or rain

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


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Iquitos is usually September, where temperatures tend to rise to around 33℃ (92℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Iquitos 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 Iquitos is generally around March, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of March too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Iquitos, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in September are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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