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

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

When to go to Turpan, China

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

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

January

January here is biting cold. Temperatures average in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February here is pretty cool. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March for Turpan is relatively cool. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

Traveling to Turpan in April, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

May in this region is extremely hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Sandals

June

If you visit Turpan during June, you are likely to find that it is scorchingly hot and very dry with almost no rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the high 90s F (high 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Light dresses
  • Light shorts
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • Tank tops
  • Sunglasses

July

If you are traveling to Turpan in July, you will notice that it is unbearably hot and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 100s F (high 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Extremely thin shorts
  • Sandals
  • Sarong
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Extremely light dresses
  • Light skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Thin tank or crop tops
  • Thin short sleeve shirts

August

If you vacation in Turpan during August, you are likely to find that it is blindingly hot and very dry with almost no rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the high 90s F (high 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light dresses
  • Sandals
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Tank tops
  • Sunglasses
  • Light shorts
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis

September

If you visit Turpan during September, you are likely to find that it is constantly hot and very dry with almost no rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses

October

If you visit Turpan during October, you are likely to find that it is mild and very dry with almost no rain.

Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (low 20s 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
  • Dresses
  • Socks
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long skirts
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses

November

November in Turpan can be brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December in this region is very cold. Temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Turpan, 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 Turpan
  • If you plan to visit a mosque, pack clothing that covers the knees and shoulders

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