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

Traveling to Northwest China, China? If you're planning to go to Northwest China, below 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 Northwest China, China

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

Important essentials for Northwest China, China

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID-19 protection possible.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry plane-friendly choice.


  • Travel insurance

    If you or a companion get COVID-19, your amazing trip can be ruined. Good travel insurance can help. See plans


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards frequently become worn. An unreadable card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks don't exist for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).

General health necessities

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

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January

If you are traveling to Northwest China in January, you will notice that it is unbearably cold. Expect it to rain once in a while. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the single digits F (10+ below zero C). There is frost nearly every day this month.

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February

If you go to Northwest China in February, you will notice that it can be bitter cold. Expect it to rain sometimes. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 10s F (10+ below zero C). There is frost nearly every day this month.

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March

March in this region is frigid. Temperatures average in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost nearly every day this month. It rains once in a while.

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April

April for Northwest China is brisk. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost about half of the time. It rains once in a while.

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May

Traveling to Northwest China in May, you will notice that it is balmy. Expect it to rain regularly. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C). There is frost once in a while.

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June

June in Northwest China is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains regularly.

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July

If you go to Northwest China in July, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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August

Traveling to Northwest China in August, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 60s F (low 10s C).

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September

If you go to Northwest China in September, you will notice that it is relatively cool. Expect it to rain occasionally. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C). There is frost once in a while.

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October

If you are traveling to Northwest China in October, you will notice that it is pretty cool. Expect it to rain occasionally. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 40s F (single digits C). There is frost about half of the time.

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November

Traveling to Northwest China in November, you will notice that it is freezing. Expect it to rain occasionally. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C). There is frost almost every day.

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December

December in this region can be dangerously cold. Temperatures average in the low 10s F (10+ below zero C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost most days. It rains once in a while.

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