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

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

When to go to Lijiang, China

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

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

January

If you are traveling to Lijiang in January, you will notice that it is pretty cool. Daytime temperatures are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

Traveling to Lijiang in February, you will notice that it can be chilly. Daytime temperatures are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March is chilly. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Socks
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long skirts
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Standard footwear

April

If you vacation in Lijiang during April, you are likely to find that it can be chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 40 and 50% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long skirts
  • Socks
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Pants or jeans
  • Dresses
  • Standard footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses

May

May for Lijiang is balmy. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain boots
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Dresses
  • Light footwear
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella

June

June in Lijiang is balmy. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain boots
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Skirts
  • Light footwear
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Long and short sleeve shirts

July

If you go to Lijiang in July, you will notice that it is balmy. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain boots
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Light footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts or short pants

August

August here is mild and somewhat stormy. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Light footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Rain boots
  • Skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Long and short sleeve shirts

September

If you visit Lijiang during September, you are likely to find that it is mild. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain boots
  • Standard footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Pants or jeans
  • Socks

October

If you vacation in Lijiang during October, you are likely to find that it is relatively cool. Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 40s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Dresses
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Socks

November

If you vacation in Lijiang during November, you are likely to find that it is very cold.

Temperatures tend to hover around the low 30s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December in this region is relatively cool. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Lijiang, 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 Lijiang
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear

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