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

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

When to go to North China, China

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

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

January

January for North China is beyond freezing. Temperatures average in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Goggles for eye protection
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Thick pajamas
  • Insulated boots
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Coveralls
  • Neck gaiter
  • Extreme cold weather gear
  • Fleece for under jacket
  • High performance gloves

February

February in North China is freezing. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the single digits F (10+ below zero C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Goggles for eye protection
  • Neck gaiter
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Extreme cold weather gear
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Insulated boots
  • Coveralls
  • Thick pajamas
  • Fleece for under jacket
  • High performance gloves

March

March in North China can be brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Cold weather footwear
  • Heavy jacket
  • Heavy socks
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Sweaters

April

April here is relatively cool. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

If you go to North China in May, you will notice that it is warm. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts or short pants
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Light footwear
  • Skirts

June

If you are traveling to North China in June, you will notice that it is hot. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Skirts

July

July for North China is constantly hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion

August

If you vacation in North China during August, you are likely to find that it is extremely warm.

Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals

September

If you visit North China during September, you are likely to find that it is balmy.

Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Light footwear
  • Skirts
  • Dresses

October

October in North China is cool. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November in North China is pretty cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December in North China is frigid. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the single digits F (10+ below zero C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Neck gaiter
  • Goggles for eye protection
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Extreme cold weather gear
  • Insulated boots
  • High performance gloves
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Thick pajamas
  • Coveralls
  • Fleece for under jacket

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in North China, 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 North China
  • Appropriate museum wear

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