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

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Traveling to Hangzhou, China? If you're planning to go to Hangzhou, this is 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 Hangzhou, China

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

Important essentials for Hangzhou, China

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

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  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Hand sanitizer

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


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards may become worn. An unreadable vaccine card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • 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 insurance

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General health necessities

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

Already know when you're traveling?

January

January in Hangzhou can be very chilly. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C) to 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to a temple, such as Baopu Taoist Temple, wear:

If you go to Moon over the Peaceful Lake in Autumn, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet

February

Traveling to Hangzhou in February, you will notice that it is pretty cool. Daytime temperatures are in the 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to a temple, such as Baopu Taoist Temple, wear:

If you go to Moon over the Peaceful Lake in Autumn, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet

March

March in Hangzhou is pretty cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C). But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to a temple, such as Baopu Taoist Temple, wear:

If you go to Moon over the Peaceful Lake in Autumn, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet

April

April in this region is balmy. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to a temple, such as Baopu Taoist Temple, wear:

If you go to Moon over the Peaceful Lake in Autumn, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet

May

May is warm. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to a temple, such as Baopu Taoist Temple, wear:

If you go to Moon over the Peaceful Lake in Autumn, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet

June

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

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to a temple, such as Baopu Taoist Temple, wear:

If you go to Moon over the Peaceful Lake in Autumn, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet

July

July in Hangzhou can be very hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to a temple, such as Baopu Taoist Temple, wear:

If you go to Moon over the Peaceful Lake in Autumn, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet

August

If you vacation in Hangzhou during August, you might find that it is really hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 70s F (mid 20s C). Humidity is generally around 70 during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to a temple, such as Baopu Taoist Temple, wear:

If you go to Moon over the Peaceful Lake in Autumn, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet

September

If you visit Hangzhou during September, you might see that it is warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 60s F (low 20s C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to a temple, such as Baopu Taoist Temple, wear:

If you go to Moon over the Peaceful Lake in Autumn, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet

October

October in Hangzhou is balmy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) to low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to a temple, such as Baopu Taoist Temple, wear:

If you go to Moon over the Peaceful Lake in Autumn, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet

November

November in Hangzhou can be chilly. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 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 a temple, such as Baopu Taoist Temple, wear:

If you go to Moon over the Peaceful Lake in Autumn, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet

December

December in this region can be very chilly. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (single digits C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to a temple, such as Baopu Taoist Temple, wear:

If you go to Moon over the Peaceful Lake in Autumn, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet

Activities for Hangzhou, China

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

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