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

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

When to go to Sichuan, China

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

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

January

January for Sichuan is brisk. Temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

If you vacation in Sichuan during February, you are likely to find that it is pretty cool.

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).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Pants or jeans
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Socks
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses

March

March in Sichuan is cool. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Standard footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Umbrella
  • Long skirts
  • Pants or jeans
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Waterproof luggage

April

April is balmy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Socks
  • Dresses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Long skirts

May

Traveling to Sichuan in May, you will notice that it is warm. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts or short pants
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Long and short sleeve shirts

June

If you vacation in Sichuan during June, 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 high 60s F (low 20s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light footwear
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage

July

July is pretty consistently hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain coat

August

August in Sichuan is hot and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) to 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts

September

If you are traveling to Sichuan in September, you will notice that it is warm. Daytime temperatures are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October here is mild. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Long skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Umbrella
  • Standard footwear

November

November is chilly. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December in Sichuan is cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Standard footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Socks
  • Long skirts
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Pants or jeans
  • Dresses

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

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

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