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

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

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.

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

January

January in this region is pretty cool. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

If you visit Guilin during February, you are likely to find that it can be chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 50s F (low 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 a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March here is chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

If you go to Guilin in April, 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:

  • Shorts or short pants
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Light footwear
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage

May

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

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Light footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts
  • Shorts or short pants

June

June is really hot and very rainy. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage

July

July here is consistently hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Short sleeve shirts

August

In August, Guilin is constantly hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 80s F (low 30s C) range.

At night, lows are in the low 70s F (low 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:

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof luggage

September

September in Guilin is really hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) to high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals

October

If you are traveling to Guilin in October, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Expect it to rain once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Light footwear
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear

November

November is mild. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December in Guilin is relatively cool. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C) to high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

Year-round what to wear/what to pack 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.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types A, C and I
  • A SIM card that works in Guilin
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Pickpocketing is an issue, so wear a money belt or neck pouch
  • Appropriate museum wear
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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