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

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

When to go to Chongqing, China

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

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

January

If you are traveling to Chongqing in January, you will notice that it can be brisk. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February here is cold. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

Traveling to Chongqing in March, you will notice that it is cool. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April in this region is balmy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (low 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May in Chongqing is a perfect temperature. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) to high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

If you visit Chongqing during June, you are likely to find that it is hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Rain boots
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Skirts

July

July in Chongqing is consistently hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) to low 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts
  • Dresses
  • Rain boots
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Sandals
  • Skirts

August

If you vacation in Chongqing during August, you are likely to find that it is extremely hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain boots
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Skirts

September

If you are traveling to Chongqing in September, you will notice that it is warm. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Light footwear
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts or short pants

October

October in this region is mild. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (low 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

If you visit Chongqing during November, you are likely to find that it is crisp. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December for Chongqing is cold. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Chongqing, 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 Chongqing
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear

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