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

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Traveling to Chongqing, China? If you're planning to go to Chongqing, 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 Chongqing, China

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

Important essentials 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.

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas of this country may have potentially unsafe tap water, so it's useful to take an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a great one.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

Activities for Chongqing, China

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

If you go to Jinfo Mountain, you will do a lot of walking. These are a must:

If you go to a temple, such as Dafo Temple, wear:

We also recommend these top tours in and around Chongqing.

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

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January

Traveling to Chongqing in January, you will notice that it can be very chilly. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (single digits C).

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February

If you go to Chongqing in February, you will notice that it is cold. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

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March

If you visit Chongqing during March, you will probably find that it is balmy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain once in a while.

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April

If you vacation in Chongqing during April, you will probably notice that it is a perfect temperature and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

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May

In May, Chongqing is warm and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the 60s F (high 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Chongqing, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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June

June in Chongqing can be sweltering and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) to 80s F (low 30s C).

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July

If you vacation in Chongqing during July, you are likely to see that it is consistently hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 70s F (mid 20s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

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August

August in Chongqing is extremely hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) to low 90s F (low 30s C).

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September

If you vacation in Chongqing during September, you might see that it is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (low 20s C).

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October

October in Chongqing is balmy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) to low 60s F (low 20s C).

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November

If you are traveling to Chongqing in November, you will notice that it is chilly. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

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December

If you vacation in Chongqing during December, you might find that it is pretty cool. Temperatures tend to hover around the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain once in a while.

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