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

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

When to go to Qingdao, China

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

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

January

January in Qingdao is frigid. Temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February in Qingdao is brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C). But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

If you are traveling to Qingdao in March, you will notice that it is cold. Daytime temperatures are in the 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

Traveling to Qingdao in April, you will notice that it is relatively cool. Daytime temperatures are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May in Qingdao is mild. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

If you vacation in Qingdao during June, you are likely to find that it is mild. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts or short pants
  • Skirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Dresses
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Light footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals

July

If you vacation in Qingdao during July, you are likely to find that it is warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 80 and 90% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Skirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain boots
  • Light footwear
  • Dresses
  • Sandals

August

August in this region is extremely warm. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Rain boots
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sandals
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Light footwear
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella

September

September here is warm. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Light footwear
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Long and short sleeve shirts

October

October in this region is crisp. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

If you visit Qingdao during November, you are likely to find that it is cold. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C).

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December can be brisk. Temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Qingdao, 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 Qingdao
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Pickpocketing is an issue, so wear a money belt or neck pouch
  • Appropriate museum wear

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