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

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:

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.

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

January

January in Dali is chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

Traveling to Dali in February, you will notice that it is chilly. Expect it to rain once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Rain coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Jacket or coat
  • Fleeces

March

If you go to Dali in March, you will notice that it is mild and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Pants or jeans
  • Long skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Socks
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Standard footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Dresses

April

Traveling to Dali in April, you will notice that it is balmy. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Light footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts

May

May in Dali is a perfect temperature and somewhat rainy. 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:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Light footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat

June

If you are traveling to Dali in June, 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:

  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Sandals

July

If you visit Dali during July, you are likely to find 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:

  • Skirts
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sandals
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sunscreen lotion

August

In August, Dali is a perfect temperature and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 70s F (mid 20s C) range.

At night, lows are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Dali, with more than half of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Light footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat

September

If you vacation in Dali during September, you are likely to find that it is warm and very 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 half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sandals

October

If you visit Dali during October, you are likely to find that it is mild and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (low 20s 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 about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Long skirts
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Dresses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Socks

November

If you vacation in Dali during November, you are likely to find 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:

  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Socks
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Standard footwear
  • Dresses

December

If you vacation in Dali during December, you are likely to find 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:

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

Year-round what to wear/what to pack 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.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types A, C and I
  • A SIM card that works in Dali
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Theft can be a problem, so pack theft protection, including locks for luggage and a money belt or pouch
  • Appropriate museum wear
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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