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

Traveling to Ningbo, China? If you're planning to go to Ningbo, the following 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 Ningbo, China

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

Important essentials for Ningbo, China

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Hand sanitizer

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  • A vaccine card protector

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  • Kids' KN95 masks

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  • Travel disinfecting wipes

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

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January

If you are traveling to Ningbo in January, you will notice that it is pretty cool and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you check out a temple, such as Baoguo Temple, wear:

If you go to Shanglin Lake Kiln Site, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.

February

February for Ningbo can be very chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you check out a temple, such as Baoguo Temple, wear:

If you go to Shanglin Lake Kiln Site, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.

March

If you visit Ningbo during March, you are likely to notice that it is cold and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you check out a temple, such as Baoguo Temple, wear:

If you go to Shanglin Lake Kiln Site, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.

April

If you go to Ningbo in April, you will notice that it can be chilly and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you check out a temple, such as Baoguo Temple, wear:

If you go to Shanglin Lake Kiln Site, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.

May

In May, Ningbo is warm and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 70s F (low 20s C) and 5-10 days this month jump into the low 80s F (high 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 60s F (high 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Ningbo, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In May, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you check out a temple, such as Baoguo Temple, wear:

If you go to Shanglin Lake Kiln Site, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.

June

If you visit Ningbo during June, you might see that it is warm and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (low 20s C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you check out a temple, such as Baoguo Temple, wear:

If you go to Shanglin Lake Kiln Site, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.

July

If you visit Ningbo during July, you are likely to find that it is extremely hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 70s F (mid 20s C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you check out a temple, such as Baoguo Temple, wear:

If you go to Shanglin Lake Kiln Site, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.

August

Traveling to Ningbo in August, you will notice that it can be sweltering and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you check out a temple, such as Baoguo Temple, wear:

If you go to Shanglin Lake Kiln Site, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.

September

If you visit Ningbo during September, you may see that it is a perfect temperature and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (low 20s C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you check out a temple, such as Baoguo Temple, wear:

If you go to Shanglin Lake Kiln Site, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.

October

October in this region is mild and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you check out a temple, such as Baoguo Temple, wear:

If you go to Shanglin Lake Kiln Site, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.

November

If you are traveling to Ningbo in November, you will notice that it is crisp and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you check out a temple, such as Baoguo Temple, wear:

If you go to Shanglin Lake Kiln Site, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.

December

If you visit Ningbo during December, you are likely to find that it can be brisk. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 30s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you check out a temple, such as Baoguo Temple, wear:

If you go to Shanglin Lake Kiln Site, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.

Activities for Ningbo, China

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

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