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

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Traveling to China, China? If you're planning to go to China, the following is 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 China, China

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

Important essentials for China, China

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • 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 insurance

    If you or a companion get COVID-19, your amazing trip can be ruined. Good travel insurance can help. See plans


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent TSA-friendly option.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards frequently wear away. An unreadable vaccination card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection you can have.

General health necessities

China is at a somewhat high altitude, and could cause problems for some. For that reason, you will want to be constantly hydrated and pack altitude sickness remedies.


  • Supplements

    Ginko biloba or other supplements (ask your doctor before using)


  • Over-the-counter medicine

    Ibuprofen

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

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January

January in this region is freezing. Temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits C) during the day.

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February

February in China is frosty. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the single digits F (10+ below zero C).

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March

March in China is brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C).

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April

April in China is cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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May

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

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June

If you visit China during June, you may notice that it is chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 30s F (single digits C).

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July

If you are traveling to China in July, you will notice that it is balmy. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

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August

If you go to China in August, you will notice that it is balmy. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

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September

September in this region is relatively cool. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day.

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October

October in China is brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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November

November in China is cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 10s F (single digits below 0 C).

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December

If you are traveling to China in December, you will notice that it can be extremely cold. Daytime temperatures are in the 30s F (single digits C).

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Activities for China, China

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for China.

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