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

Traveling to Dali, China? If you're planning to go to Dali, here 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 Dali, China

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

Important essentials for Dali, China

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

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


  • Travel insurance

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


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards frequently become worn. An unreadable card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good plane-friendly option.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks are not available 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.

General health necessities

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

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January

If you are traveling to Dali in January, you will notice that it is chilly. Daytime temperatures are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Dali Bai Nationality Autonomous Prefecture Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

February

If you go to Dali in February, you will notice that it can be chilly. Expect it to rain occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Dali Bai Nationality Autonomous Prefecture Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

March

March in this region is mild and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Dali Bai Nationality Autonomous Prefecture Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

April

April here is balmy. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Dali Bai Nationality Autonomous Prefecture Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

May

If you are traveling to Dali in May, you will notice that it is warm and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Dali Bai Nationality Autonomous Prefecture Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

June

If you vacation in Dali during June, you are likely to notice that it is a perfect temperature and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (mid 10s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Dali Bai Nationality Autonomous Prefecture Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

July

If you go to Dali in July, you will notice that it is warm and very rainy. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Dali Bai Nationality Autonomous Prefecture Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

August

If you are traveling to Dali in August, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature and very rainy. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Dali Bai Nationality Autonomous Prefecture Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

September

If you are traveling to Dali in September, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature and very rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Dali Bai Nationality Autonomous Prefecture Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

October

October in Dali is mild and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Dali Bai Nationality Autonomous Prefecture Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

November

If you visit Dali during November, you might see that it is chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Dali Bai Nationality Autonomous Prefecture Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

December

If you vacation in Dali during December, you are likely to see that it is crisp. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Dali Bai Nationality Autonomous Prefecture Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

Activities for Dali, China

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

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