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

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

When to go to Shenyang, China

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

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

January

January in this region is unbearably cold. Temperatures average in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February in Shenyang is frosty. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 10s F (10+ below zero C), with several days below 5 F (10+ below zero C).

With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 40% to 50% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March in Shenyang is cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C). With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 30% to 40% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

If you vacation in Shenyang during April, you are likely to find that it is relatively cool. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 30 and 40% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May in Shenyang is mild. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Light footwear
  • Sandals
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Skirts
  • Rain boots
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat

June

June in Shenyang is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Rain boots
  • Sandals

July

July in Shenyang is extremely warm. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Rain boots
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Shorts
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses

August

Traveling to Shenyang in August, 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 or short pants
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Light footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Skirts

September

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain boots
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Light footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat

October

October in Shenyang is crisp. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November in this region is pretty cool. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December in Shenyang is frosty. Temperatures average in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Shenyang, 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 Shenyang
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear

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