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

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:

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.

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

January

If you vacation in Southern Yunnan during January, you are likely to find that it is balmy and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

If you visit Southern Yunnan during March, you are likely to find that it is warm and very dry with almost no rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

In April, Southern Yunnan is hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 80s F (high 20s C) range.

At night, lows are in the 50s F (low 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Southern Yunnan, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June in this region is warm and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

If you vacation in Southern Yunnan during August, you are likely to find that it is a perfect temperature.

Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

If you visit Southern Yunnan during September, 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 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October in Southern Yunnan is warm. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

In November, Southern Yunnan is mild and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 60s F (low 20s C) range.

At night, lows are in the low 50s F (low 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Southern Yunnan, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

Traveling to Southern Yunnan in December, you will notice that it is mild and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

Year-round what to wear/what to pack 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.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types A, C and I
  • A SIM card that works in Southern Yunnan

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