Changchun, China: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Changchun, China? If you're planning to go to Changchun, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Changchun, China

Based on the climate and weather in Changchun, the best time to go is June. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Changchun, China by month

January

If you are traveling to Changchun in January, you will notice that it can be bitter cold. Daytime temperatures are in the 10s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Goggles for eye protection
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Neck gaiter
  • Coveralls
  • High performance gloves
  • Insulated boots
  • Extreme cold weather gear
  • Fleece for under jacket
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Thick pajamas

February

February in Changchun can be bitter cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the single digits F (10+ below zero C). With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 50% to 50% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Coveralls
  • High performance gloves
  • Insulated boots
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Thick pajamas
  • Extreme cold weather gear
  • Neck gaiter
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Goggles for eye protection
  • Fleece for under jacket

March

March in Changchun is frosty. Temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Gloves
  • Scarf
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Sweaters
  • Very heavy socks
  • Fleeces
  • Insulated boots
  • Pajamas, such as sweats
  • Multiple layer jacket shell

April

April in Changchun is brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C). With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 30% to 40% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Jacket or coat
  • Socks
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Fleeces
  • Standard footwear

May

May is balmy. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long skirts
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Socks
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Dresses

June

June in Changchun is warm. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Rain boots
  • Light footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining

July

If you visit Changchun during July, you are likely to find that it is a perfect temperature. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain boots
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Skirts
  • Light footwear
  • Dresses
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining

August

If you visit Changchun during August, you are likely to find that it is warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (high 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Light footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Rain boots
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts

September

If you are traveling to Changchun in September, you will notice that it is balmy. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Socks
  • Long skirts
  • Pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece

October

If you visit Changchun during October, you are likely to find that it is cold. Temperatures tend to hover around the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 30s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally around 50 during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Jacket or coat
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Fleeces
  • Warm pants or jeans

November

November here can be extremely cold. Temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Very heavy socks
  • Gloves
  • Pajamas, such as sweats
  • Insulated boots
  • Scarf
  • Sweaters
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Fleeces

December

Traveling to Changchun in December, you will notice that it is unbearably cold. Daytime temperatures are in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Neck gaiter
  • Coveralls
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Goggles for eye protection
  • High performance gloves
  • Fleece for under jacket
  • Extreme cold weather gear
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Thick pajamas
  • Insulated boots

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Changchun, China

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

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types A, C and I
  • A SIM card that works in Changchun
  • Appropriate museum wear
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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