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

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Traveling to Hunan, China? If you're planning to go to Hunan, here 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 Hunan, China

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

Important essentials for Hunan, China

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

    Cases are climbing again, and areas are returning to lockdown. If you or a companion get COVID-19, you may be stuck with no way home -- but travel insurance can protect you. Learn more about COVID-19 and travel insurance


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection you can have.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards may wear away. An unreadable vaccine card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good TSA-friendly choice.


  • 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).

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

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


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a great kit.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

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

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January

In January, Hunan can be very chilly. Temperatures routinely are in the 40s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Hunan, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. There is frost about half of the time.

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February

February in Hunan is cold. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) to high 40s F (single digits C).

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March

March in Hunan is relatively cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C). There is frost occasionally.

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April

April in this region is balmy. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains about two thirds of the time.

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May

May in Hunan is warm. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) to 70s F (mid 20s C).

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June

In June, Hunan is extremely warm. Temperatures routinely are in the low 80s F (high 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 60s F (low 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Hunan, with more than half of the days of the month having rain.

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July

July for Hunan is really hot. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

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August

In August, Hunan is really hot. Temperatures routinely are in the high 80s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the 70s F (low 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Hunan, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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September

In September, Hunan is warm. Temperatures routinely are in the low 70s F (high 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the 60s F (high 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Hunan, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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October

If you visit Hunan during October, you will probably find that it is mild. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

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November

November in Hunan is cool. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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December

If you vacation in Hunan during December, you will probably find that it can be brisk. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 30s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time. There is frost regularly.

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