Heading To Rio For The Olympics? Here’s What You Should Pack!

Heading To Rio For The Olympics? Here’s What You Should Pack!

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The 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro begin on August 5th — so if you’re planning on attending, it’s a good idea to start thinking about packing now to avoid panic and make sure you’ll have a great time. Our packing list should help make your preparations painless.


Even though it’s winter in Rio right now, it’s still pleasantly warm because it’s located close to the equator.  On average, the highs in August are about 82 degrees Fahrenheit (27 Celsius), and the lows are 64 Fahrenheit (17 Celsius); a bit chilly, but not too bad — a light sweater should do. Here’s other clothes to pack

A Brazilian outlet, Type N


You’re going to have a great time, but it’s good idea to be prepared in case of emergencies. Prepare these items — you may not need them, but if you do, you’ll be glad you brought them.


You’ll want to take all your standard toiletries — deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrush, razors, shaving cream, lotion, etc. — but in addition, make sure you have:

Also remember, U.S. airlines forbid any liquids greater than 3.4 ounces aboard flights.

Things To Buy In Brazil

Of course, some things you can buy in Rio — no need for them to take up space in your bag.

One more special tip — unless you want to buy an international data plan, turn off data usage on your cell phone, and only use Wi-Fi services. Roaming charges can really add up. In fact, it’s best to buy a prepaid phone card once you get to Rio, and just leave your phone in Airplane mode when you’re not using it.

Otherwise, bring along an empty duffel bag for all the great clothes and souvenirs you’ll bring back — and don’t forget your camera!

(featured image via Elizabeth/Flickr)

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