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

Traveling to Harbin, China? If you're planning to go to Harbin, I'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 Harbin, China

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

Important essentials for Harbin, China

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good plane-friendly choice.


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID-19 protection possible.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks are not available 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.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards may get worn. An unreadable vaccination card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • Travel insurance

    If you or a companion get COVID-19, your amazing trip can be ruined. Good travel insurance can help. See plans

General health necessities

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

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January

January in Harbin is biting cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the single digits below 0 F (20+ below zero 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:

Synagogues have dress requirements. At Harbin Jewish New Synagogue:

If you see the Unit 731 Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

February

February in Harbin is beyond freezing. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the single digits below 0 F (10+ below zero 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:

Synagogues have dress requirements. At Harbin Jewish New Synagogue:

If you see the Unit 731 Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

March

March here is frigid. Temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

Synagogues have dress requirements. At Harbin Jewish New Synagogue:

If you see the Unit 731 Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

April

If you vacation in Harbin during April, you may see that it can be very chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 30 and 40% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

Synagogues have dress requirements. At Harbin Jewish New Synagogue:

If you see the Unit 731 Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

May

If you are traveling to Harbin in May, you will notice that it is mild. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

Synagogues have dress requirements. At Harbin Jewish New Synagogue:

If you see the Unit 731 Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

June

If you visit Harbin during June, you might find 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 50s F (mid 10s C). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

Synagogues have dress requirements. At Harbin Jewish New Synagogue:

If you see the Unit 731 Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

July

If you vacation in Harbin during July, you are likely to find that it is extremely warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

Synagogues have dress requirements. At Harbin Jewish New Synagogue:

If you see the Unit 731 Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

August

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

What to wear/what to pack:

Synagogues have dress requirements. At Harbin Jewish New Synagogue:

If you see the Unit 731 Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

September

If you visit Harbin during September, you may find that it is mild. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

Synagogues have dress requirements. At Harbin Jewish New Synagogue:

If you see the Unit 731 Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

October

October in Harbin is pretty cool. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (single digits C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

Synagogues have dress requirements. At Harbin Jewish New Synagogue:

If you see the Unit 731 Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

November

Traveling to Harbin in November, you will notice that it is very cold. Daytime temperatures are in the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

Synagogues have dress requirements. At Harbin Jewish New Synagogue:

If you see the Unit 731 Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

December

December in Harbin can be dangerously cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the single digits below 0 F (10+ below zero 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:

Synagogues have dress requirements. At Harbin Jewish New Synagogue:

If you see the Unit 731 Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

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