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

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Traveling to Jilin, China? If you're planning to go to Jilin, 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 Jilin, China

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

Important essentials for Jilin, China

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Hand sanitizer

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  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

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  • Travel disinfecting wipes

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  • A vaccine card protector

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  • 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 Jilin, China by month

Already know when you're traveling?

January

January in Jilin can be bitter cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 10+ below zero F (20+ below zero C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you check out a temple, such as Confucius Temple Museum, wear:

If you go to Longtan Mountain Park, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Ultralight day pack

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


  • 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

February in Jilin is unbearably cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the single digits below 0 F (20+ below zero C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you check out a temple, such as Confucius Temple Museum, wear:

If you go to Longtan Mountain Park, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Ultralight day pack

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


  • 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 Jilin can be very chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C), with a few days below 0 F (10+ below zero C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you check out a temple, such as Confucius Temple Museum, wear:

If you go to Longtan Mountain Park, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Ultralight day pack

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


  • 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

Traveling to Jilin in April, you will notice that it is crisp. Expect it to rain occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you check out a temple, such as Confucius Temple Museum, wear:

If you go to Longtan Mountain Park, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Ultralight day pack

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


  • 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

If you go to Jilin in May, you will notice that it is mild. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you check out a temple, such as Confucius Temple Museum, wear:

If you go to Longtan Mountain Park, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Ultralight day pack

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


  • 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

If you vacation in Jilin during June, you are likely to notice that it is a perfect temperature and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you check out a temple, such as Confucius Temple Museum, wear:

If you go to Longtan Mountain Park, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Ultralight day pack

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


  • 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

In July, Jilin is pretty consistently hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 80s F (high 20s C) and regularly jump into the low 90s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the 60s F (high 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Jilin, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you check out a temple, such as Confucius Temple Museum, wear:

If you go to Longtan Mountain Park, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Ultralight day pack

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


  • 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

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

What to wear/what to pack:

If you check out a temple, such as Confucius Temple Museum, wear:

If you go to Longtan Mountain Park, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Ultralight day pack

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


  • 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

September in Jilin is mild. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you check out a temple, such as Confucius Temple Museum, wear:

If you go to Longtan Mountain Park, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Ultralight day pack

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


  • 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

If you are traveling to Jilin in October, you will notice that it is pretty cool. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you check out a temple, such as Confucius Temple Museum, wear:

If you go to Longtan Mountain Park, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Ultralight day pack

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


  • 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 Jilin is brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 10s F (single digits below 0 C), with a few days below 0 F (10+ below zero C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you check out a temple, such as Confucius Temple Museum, wear:

If you go to Longtan Mountain Park, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Ultralight day pack

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


  • 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

If you are traveling to Jilin in December, you will notice that it can be dangerously cold. Daytime temperatures are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you check out a temple, such as Confucius Temple Museum, wear:

If you go to Longtan Mountain Park, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Ultralight day pack

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


  • 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

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