Miami is one of the most favorite tourist spots all year round.

The warm weather, golden sands and the turquoise ocean is a welcoming thoughts on its own.

You might be planning a break from the icy cold of your resident hometown and seek refuge in warmer places, where it gets no better than Miami.

But the dilemma may occur of what to pack for your trip since it’s December, and the city might not be as warm as you think.

So what should you pack for your trip to Miami in December?

Should it be mostly bathing suits and a couple of fun dresses? Or what?

Well, here’s an overview of the weather and, as well as the essentials you’ll in your December Miami wardrobe.

Miami Weather In December

The weather in December in Miami is cooler than average in the city. However, the weather’s still warm enough for you to enjoy plenty of outdoor activities at the beach and elsewhere in the city.

Even though the sky will be cloudy at times, there’s a very low chance of precipitation. The good news is that the temperature doesn’t vary too much, and the range is pretty short between which the temperature fluctuates during the day. 

The lowest temperatures that you will experience in Miami will be 17°C and the highest hitting close to 25°C.  The sky will clear out from time to time, where the sun will shine the brighter, with about 6-7 hours of sunshine per day.

Many people suspect that Miami’s weather in December will be humid. However, this is not the case. The humidity is mostly reserved for spring months, but it can rise during rainy days in December, so it’s a good thing the month remains dry for most of the time.

On of the biggest reasons people visit Miami is because of their beaches, so it would be a bummer if you didn’t have a chance to take a dip in the ocean. 

The temperature of the sea will be fairly mild for you swim, so make sure to pack your bathing suits but also don’t forget to pack extra layers once out of the water as it can get quite chilly after a swim.

What To Wear During Daytime Activities In Miami

There’s a lot fun outdoor activities to enjoy in Miami, for you to engage in them in peace, and have the chance to enjoy a versatile wardrobe.

Bathing suits are a must haves for visiting Miami, because if you didn’t swim in the ocean did you really visit Miami? However, its so important to be prepared before hand, with layers so that you can cover up once out of the water.

This brings us to another fundamental part of winter Miami wardrobe… Layers. Make sure you’ve packed a whole lot of them. Basic items that you can remove or add according to the weather. 

Since the weather will remain mild for the most part, you can also opt for trendier items of your wardrobe. However, try to keep them to a minimum since they can prove to be a burden on your luggage. 

Opt for dressy flats, sandals, and comfortable walk around shoes to keep you comfortable through the day, because there’s a lot to do and explore in the beautiful city.

In the end it, would be better for you to choose basic items like denim jeans a few neutral colored tees, which are great for layering, and comfortable shoes. Cardigans, hoodies and a denim jacket will also help you out in December weather in Miami.

What To Wear During Night time Activities In Miami

No matter where you go in the world, it is always a good idea to pack a dress and a suit (or two) for fashion emergencies. 

Knowing Miami, the nights are wild and fun with many famous lounges, hit clubs and bars to hit around the city so make sure you’ve got some serious stuff packed in there.

When you are attending such an event, mini dress with added bling are always welcome.

 You can also opt for jeans and a nice top or a skirt, where heels, dressy flats and sandals are some good footwear options to pair your night outfit with. 

For guys, it’s long sleeve shirts, slacks and dark wash jeans will give you a cool, smart casual look for hanging out the club. 

However, if it’s a high-end event, place, or restaurant that you’re attending then you’ll need something a little more formal than that. You can opt for a suit, however, a tie isn’t necessary for your cocktail attire.

The resorts or hotel that you’re staying at may also have bonfires, night parties and barbecues planned besides the beach, where formal attire won’t work. 

You could go for a polo or button up shirt, along with a darkwash denim jacket and jeans for guys.

For outdoor nighttime activities, girls would need to keep their attire more casual. A nice blouse or shirt along with jeans would do. 

Since the weather isn’t unbearably cold, you could also go for shirts or a simple, floral dress. Leggings would just be awkward at the beach so try to avoid those.

 However, don’t forget to bring something along like a shawl or cardigan to cover up whenever you feel the cold.

Additional Things You Should Pack For Your Trip To Miami

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunblock
  • Flipflops
  • Beachbag
  • Makeup
  • Belt 
  • Jeans
  • Hoodies
  • Umbrella 


The mild weather and the fun atmosphere at Miami will give you a lot of room for experiment with your wardrobe.

Make sure to keep a track of the weather and plan your days and outfits accordingly. The tourist traffic will also be relatively lower in the city than the rest of the year, so there’s a good chance that things rates will be cheaper during December.

Make the most of your trip in Miami this December, with the onset of Christmas decorations you’ll get to witness the city in it’s festive spirits and a lot of events planned for you to enjoy.