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

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

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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 Southern Yunnan, China

Based on the climate and weather in Southern Yunnan, the best time to go is April. See below for details.

Important essentials for Southern Yunnan, China

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance

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


  • 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 protection you can have.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards may wear away. An unreadable vaccine card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

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


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good TSA-friendly product.

General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Southern Yunnan, China by month

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January

January for Southern Yunnan is mild and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

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February

February here is warm and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day.

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March

Traveling to Southern Yunnan in March, you will notice that it is warm and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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April

April here is pretty consistently hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

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May

May in Southern Yunnan is hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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June

Traveling to Southern Yunnan in June, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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July

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

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August

August in Southern Yunnan is a perfect temperature. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) to high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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September

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

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October

If you are traveling to Southern Yunnan in October, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Daytime temperatures are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

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November

If you visit Southern Yunnan during November, you may see that it is balmy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (low 10s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month.

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December

If you vacation in Southern Yunnan during December, you will probably find that it is mild and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C).

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