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

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Traveling to Nanjing, China? If you're planning to go to Nanjing, here 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 Nanjing, China

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

Important essentials for Nanjing, China

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

    Cases are climbing again, and areas are returning to lockdown. If you or a companion get COVID-19, you may be stuck with no way home -- but travel insurance can protect you. Learn more about COVID-19 and travel insurance


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID protection possible.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good plane-friendly choice.


  • 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).


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards often become worn. An unreadable vaccination card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas of this country may have potentially unsafe tap water, so it's important to have an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a good choice.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

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

Already know when you're traveling?

January

If you vacation in Nanjing during January, you will probably find that it can be brisk. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day.

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February

February here is pretty cool. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) during the day.

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March

March in Nanjing can be brisk. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day.

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April

April in Nanjing is mild. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 50s F (single digits C). But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

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May

If you visit Nanjing during May, you are likely to see that it is warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (mid 10s C). Humidity is generally around 60 during the day.

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June

June for Nanjing is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

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July

July in Nanjing is really hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

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August

August in Nanjing can be very hot. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

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September

Traveling to Nanjing in September, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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October

October is mild. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (low 20s C) during the day.

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November

November in Nanjing is cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C), with a few days below 32 F (single digits C). But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

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December

December in Nanjing is brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits C). But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

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Activities for Nanjing, China

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Nanjing.

If you see a temple, such as Confucius Temple, wear:

If you visit the Nanjing Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

Castle hopping? For Ruins of the Ming Dynasty Imperial Palace, take:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you can carry your stuff.

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