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

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

When to go to Dalian, China

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

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

January

January in Dalian is frigid. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C), with a few days below 10 F (10+ below zero C).

With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Heavy socks
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Heavy jacket
  • Sweaters

February

February for Dalian is very cold. Temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Cold weather footwear
  • Sweaters
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Heavy socks
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Heavy jacket

March

March here can be very chilly. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April is relatively cool. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

If you vacation in Dalian during May, you are likely to find that it is mild. Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C).

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

If you vacation in Dalian during June, you are likely to find that it is warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (high 10s C).

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sandals
  • Light footwear
  • Skirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain boots

July

Traveling to Dalian in July, you will notice that it is warm. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Rain boots
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts

August

If you are traveling to Dalian in August, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

If you vacation in Dalian during September, you are likely to find that it is a perfect temperature. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (high 10s C).

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

Traveling to Dalian in October, you will notice that it is relatively cool. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

If you are traveling to Dalian in November, you will notice that it can be very chilly. Daytime temperatures are in the 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December is freezing. Temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Heavy jacket
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Heavy socks
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Sweaters
  • Cold weather footwear

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Dalian, 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 Dalian
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • If you plan to visit a mosque, pack clothing that covers the knees and shoulders
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Pickpocketing is an issue, so wear a money belt or neck pouch
  • Appropriate museum wear

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