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

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

When to go to Jiayuguan, China

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

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

January

January in Jiayuguan is unbearably cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the single digits F (10+ below zero C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Neck gaiter
  • Coveralls
  • Insulated boots
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Thick pajamas
  • High performance gloves
  • Goggles for eye protection
  • Extreme cold weather gear
  • Fleece for under jacket

February

February in this region can be brisk. Temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Fleeces
  • Insulated boots
  • Scarf
  • Gloves
  • Very heavy socks
  • Pajamas, such as sweats
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Sweaters

March

March in Jiayuguan is cold. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Sweaters
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Heavy socks
  • Heavy jacket

April

April in Jiayuguan is chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Fleeces
  • Socks
  • Jacket or coat
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Light gloves or mittens

May

May in Jiayuguan is balmy and very dry with almost no rain. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Light footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals

June

If you visit Jiayuguan during June, you are likely to find that it is hot and dry with little rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

Traveling to Jiayuguan in July, you will notice that it is hot and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

If you are traveling to Jiayuguan in August, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot and dry with little rain. Expect it to rain once in a while.

Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

If you visit Jiayuguan during September, you are likely to find that it is balmy and very dry with almost no rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Light footwear

October

October in Jiayuguan is cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Fleeces
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Standard footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Jacket or coat

November

If you are traveling to Jiayuguan in November, you will notice that it is pretty cool. Daytime temperatures are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Cold weather footwear
  • Heavy socks
  • Heavy jacket
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Sweaters
  • Warm pants or jeans

December

December in Jiayuguan is frigid. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the single digits F (10+ below zero C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Coveralls
  • Fleece for under jacket
  • High performance gloves
  • Goggles for eye protection
  • Neck gaiter
  • Thick pajamas
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Extreme cold weather gear
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Insulated boots

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Jiayuguan, China

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Jiayuguan, 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 Jiayuguan
  • Appropriate museum wear
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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