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

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Traveling to Guilin, China? If you're planning to go to Guilin, we've got 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 Guilin, China

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

Important essentials for Guilin, China

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022

  • A vaccine card protector

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  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry plane-friendly choice.

  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks aren't sold 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.

  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

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  • Travel insurance

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General health necessities

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

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January

January in Guilin is pretty cool. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to Black Hill Botanic Garden, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:

If you plan to visit Gudong Waterfall, prepare to get wet, and take these:

Going to Reed Flute Cave? You'll need:

February

February in Guilin is cool and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to Black Hill Botanic Garden, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:

If you plan to visit Gudong Waterfall, prepare to get wet, and take these:

Going to Reed Flute Cave? You'll need:

March

Traveling to Guilin in March, you will notice that it is chilly and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to Black Hill Botanic Garden, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:

If you plan to visit Gudong Waterfall, prepare to get wet, and take these:

Going to Reed Flute Cave? You'll need:

April

If you vacation in Guilin during April, you are likely to find that it is a perfect temperature 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 low 60s 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:

If you go to Black Hill Botanic Garden, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:

If you plan to visit Gudong Waterfall, prepare to get wet, and take these:

Going to Reed Flute Cave? You'll need:

May

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

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to Black Hill Botanic Garden, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:

If you plan to visit Gudong Waterfall, prepare to get wet, and take these:

Going to Reed Flute Cave? You'll need:

June

June in Guilin is consistently hot and very rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to Black Hill Botanic Garden, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:

If you plan to visit Gudong Waterfall, prepare to get wet, and take these:

Going to Reed Flute Cave? You'll need:

July

In July, Guilin is constantly hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 90s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Guilin, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to Black Hill Botanic Garden, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:

If you plan to visit Gudong Waterfall, prepare to get wet, and take these:

Going to Reed Flute Cave? You'll need:

August

If you vacation in Guilin during August, you might see that it is consistently hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to Black Hill Botanic Garden, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:

If you plan to visit Gudong Waterfall, prepare to get wet, and take these:

Going to Reed Flute Cave? You'll need:

September

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

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to Black Hill Botanic Garden, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:

If you plan to visit Gudong Waterfall, prepare to get wet, and take these:

Going to Reed Flute Cave? You'll need:

October

Traveling to Guilin in October, you will notice that it is warm. Expect it to rain occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to Black Hill Botanic Garden, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:

If you plan to visit Gudong Waterfall, prepare to get wet, and take these:

Going to Reed Flute Cave? You'll need:

November

November in this region is balmy. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to Black Hill Botanic Garden, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:

If you plan to visit Gudong Waterfall, prepare to get wet, and take these:

Going to Reed Flute Cave? You'll need:

December

December in Guilin is chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to Black Hill Botanic Garden, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:

If you plan to visit Gudong Waterfall, prepare to get wet, and take these:

Going to Reed Flute Cave? You'll need:

Activities for Guilin, China

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

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