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

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

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.

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

January

January in this region can be bitter cold. Temperatures average in the low 10s F (10+ below zero C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February in Jilin can be bitter 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:

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

March

March here can be brisk. Temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sweaters
  • Pajamas, such as sweats
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Insulated boots
  • Scarf
  • Gloves
  • Umbrella
  • Fleeces
  • Very heavy socks
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat

April

If you visit Jilin during April, you are likely to find that it is crisp. 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).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Socks
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Standard footwear
  • Jacket or coat
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Fleeces
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Waterproof luggage

May

May in Jilin is mild. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) to low 60s F (low 20s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long skirts
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Socks

June

June in Jilin is warm and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

If you go to Jilin in July, you will notice that it is hot and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

August here is warm and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

If you visit Jilin during September, you are likely to find that it is balmy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October here can be brisk. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Fleeces
  • Rain coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Umbrella
  • Jacket or coat
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear

November

November in Jilin can be 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:

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

December

December in Jilin is biting cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits C), with more than half days below 0 F (10+ below zero C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Fleeces
  • Jacket or coat
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks

Year-round what to wear/what to pack 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.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types A, C and I
  • A SIM card that works in Jilin
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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