Central Yunnan, China: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Central Yunnan, China? If you're planning to go to Central Yunnan, we have some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Central Yunnan, China

Based on the climate and weather in Central Yunnan, the best time to go is April. See below for details.

Important essentials for Central Yunnan, China

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Central Yunnan, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

    Cases are climbing again, and areas are returning to lockdown. If you or a companion get COVID-19, you may be stuck with no way home -- but travel insurance can protect you. Learn more about COVID-19 and travel insurance


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks aren't sold for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID-19 protection possible.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards may wear out. An unreadable card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent TSA-friendly option.

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some rural areas may have unreliable tap water, so it's important to bring an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a good one.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

What to wear/what to pack for Central Yunnan, China by month

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January

If you are traveling to Central Yunnan in January, you will notice that it is cold. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 40s F (single digits C). There is frost about half of the time.

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February

If you go to Central Yunnan in February, you will notice that it can be chilly. Expect it to rain sometimes. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 40s F (single digits C). There is frost a bit less than half of the time.

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March

March in this region is crisp. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost once in a while. It rains sometimes.

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April

Traveling to Central Yunnan in April, you will notice that it is balmy. Expect it to rain regularly. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

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May

May here is warm. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about half of the time.

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June

June here is warm. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about two thirds of the time.

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July

July for Central Yunnan is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains most days.

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August

If you go to Central Yunnan in August, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Expect it to rain most days. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 60s F (low 10s C).

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September

September is mild. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about half of the time.

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October

If you are traveling to Central Yunnan in October, you will notice that it is balmy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

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November

If you are traveling to Central Yunnan in November, you will notice that it is chilly. Expect it to rain regularly. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 50s F (low 10s C). There is frost sometimes.

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December

December can be very chilly. Temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost about half of the time. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

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