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

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Traveling to Shanxi, China? If you're planning to go to Shanxi, I have 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 Shanxi, China

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

Important essentials for Shanxi, China

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Shanxi, 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


  • 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).


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent plane-friendly option.

  • (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 available.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards can become worn. An unreadable card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

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


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a great choice.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

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

Already know when you're traveling?

January

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

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February

February in Shanxi is brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 10s F (single digits below 0 C). With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 30% to 40% range on average.

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March

March in Shanxi is cold. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day.

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April

April is mild and very dry. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day.

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May

If you vacation in Shanxi during May, you might see that it is warm and very dry. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 30 and 40% during the day.

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June

June for Shanxi is extremely warm. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

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July

July can be sweltering. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

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August

If you vacation in Shanxi during August, you are likely to find that it is hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (high 10s C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day.

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September

September in Shanxi is warm. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) to low 70s F (low 20s C).

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October

If you go to Shanxi in October, you will notice that it is chilly. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

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November

November is cold. Temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C) during the day.

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December

If you are traveling to Shanxi in December, you will notice that it is freezing. Daytime temperatures are in the 30s F (single digits C).

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