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

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

When to go to Suzhou, China

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

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

January

Traveling to Suzhou in January, you will notice that it can be very chilly. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 30s F (single digits C). There is frost about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Jacket or coat
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Standard footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Fleeces

February

February in this region can be brisk. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost about half of the time. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Socks
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Fleeces
  • Umbrella
  • Jacket or coat

March

If you go to Suzhou in March, you will notice that it is pretty cool. Expect it to rain about half of the time.

Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 40s F (single digits C). There is frost a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

If you go to Suzhou in April, you will notice that it is balmy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May in Suzhou is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

If you go to Suzhou in June, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

July here can be very hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

Traveling to Suzhou in August, you will notice that it is really hot. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

Traveling to Suzhou in September, you will notice that it is extremely warm. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October in Suzhou is balmy. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November here is crisp. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

If you are traveling to Suzhou in December, you will notice that it can be very chilly. Expect it to rain about a third of the time.

Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 40s F (single digits C). There is frost about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Fleeces
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Standard footwear
  • Jacket or coat
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Socks

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Suzhou, 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 Suzhou
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Theft can be a problem, so pack theft protection, including locks for luggage and a money belt or pouch
  • Appropriate museum wear
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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