Miami

What to pack for your trip to Miami

The climate of Miami is tropical, with pleasantly warm winters, and long and muggy summers. In summer, from May to October, the rains are abundant, but they occur in the form of showers and thunderstorms.

Loose and breathable clothes. Wear loose and breathable clothes that are comfortable in the humid heat and dry quickly when wet from either sweat or rain. Ideal are lightweight hoodies like the highly weatherproof Arc'teryx Squamish jacket, which is breathable, too – handy for when the weather clears up again.

Mosquito and sun protection. Along with an effective bug repellent and great sunscreen, bring a wide-brimmed hat – when the sun is out in the Caribbean it's strong year-round. Tilley's LTM6 AirFlo Hat is stylish enough to wear in the city, but also keep you cool and provide a convenient perch for a personal mosquito net, quite handy in the rainforest and jungle areas of Yucatan, like this one from Outdoor Research.

Don't forget your swimwear! You’ll also want a comfortable, easily adjusted pair of goggles, like Aqua Sphere goggles and a space-saving microfiber towel like the Sea to Summit DryLite towel. A pair of sandals, like Chaco's Z/VOLV or Ecotread, will give you better traction on wet surfaces than a standard pair of flip-flops.

Power adapter and charger. In the USA the power sockets are of type A and B. The standard voltage is 100-127 V and the standard frequency is 60 Hz. A type B power adapter is included in this world adapter set from Bestek, and a multiport charger, like Anker’s compact Powerport 4.

Packing cubes. They not only keep your suitcase organized, but also compact your clothes to save space. One of frequent travellers'favorites are Eagle Creek‘s Pack-It cubes, which come in different sizes so you can tailor your setup to your needs.

Travel guides. The Lonely Planet's Miami & the Keys guide provides great advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Check out Miami's definitive art-deco style, spot alligators in the Everglades, or drive Highway 1 to see blue waters of the Florida Keys