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

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

When to go to Kaifeng, China

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

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

January

January is pretty cool. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day. There is frost most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof coat
  • Waterproof boots
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Sweaters
  • Heavy jacket
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Heavy socks
  • Warm pants or jeans

February

February here can be brisk. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) during the day. There is frost about two thirds of the time. It rains or snows occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Cold weather footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Heavy jacket
  • Waterproof boots
  • Waterproof coat
  • Sweaters
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Heavy socks

March

If you vacation in Kaifeng during March, you are likely to find that it is crisp. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 30s F (single digits C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain occasionally. There is frost about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April in Kaifeng is balmy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

If you are traveling to Kaifeng in May, you will notice that it is extremely warm. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June for Kaifeng is extremely hot. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

If you vacation in Kaifeng during July, you are likely to find that it is really hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

August for Kaifeng can be very hot. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

If you are traveling to Kaifeng in September, you will notice that it is warm. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October in Kaifeng is balmy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) to low 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November in Kaifeng is relatively cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C). There is frost about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December in Kaifeng is cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C). There is frost most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof coat
  • Heavy socks
  • Waterproof boots
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Sweaters
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Heavy jacket
  • Gloves or mittens

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Kaifeng, 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 Kaifeng
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • If you plan to visit a synagogue, take appropriate clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear

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