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

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

When to go to Lanzhou, China

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

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

January

January is frigid. Temperatures average in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February in this region is very cold. Temperatures average in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March here can be brisk. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost about two thirds of the time. It rains sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

April here is crisp. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost regularly. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May is balmy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

July in this region is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

August in Lanzhou is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

If you go to Lanzhou in September, you will notice that it is mild. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

Traveling to Lanzhou in October, you will notice that it is chilly. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 40s F (single digits C). There is frost a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

If you are traveling to Lanzhou in November, you will notice that it can be very chilly. Expect it to rain once in a while.

Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 30s F (single digits C). There is frost most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

If you are traveling to Lanzhou in December, you will notice that it is very cold. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C). There is frost most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Lanzhou, 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 Lanzhou
  • If you plan to visit a mosque, pack clothing that covers the knees and shoulders
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear

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