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 have 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.

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas may have unreliable tap water, so it's important to bring an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a great value.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

Activities for Guilin, China

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

If you go to Xiongsen Bear and Tiger Mountain Village, you'll probably do a lot of walking. These are a must:

We also recommend these top tours in and around Guilin.

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

    Already know when you're traveling?

    January

    If you are traveling to Guilin in January, you will notice that it is brisk. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

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    February

    February in Guilin is cool and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C) to 50s F (low 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

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    March

    In March, Guilin is chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 60s F (high 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 50s F (low 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Guilin, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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    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).

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    May

    If you visit Guilin during May, you may notice that it is a perfect temperature 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.

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    June

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

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    July

    In July, Guilin is extremely 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.

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    August

    In August, Guilin can be very 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.

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    September

    If you are traveling to Guilin in September, you will notice that it is extremely hot. Expect it to rain once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

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    October

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

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    November

    If you are traveling to Guilin in November, you will notice that it is mild. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

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    December

    If you are traveling to Guilin in December, you will notice that it is chilly. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

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