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

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Traveling to Wuhan, China? If you're planning to go to Wuhan, I've got some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

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 Wuhan, China

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

Important essentials for Wuhan, China

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

    Cases are climbing again, and areas are returning to lockdown. If you or a companion get COVID-19, you may be stuck with no way home -- but travel insurance can protect you. Learn more about COVID-19 and travel insurance


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards often wear out. An unreadable card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

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

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID protection possible.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good TSA-friendly option.

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas of this country may have unreliable tap water, so it's useful to bring an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a great option.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

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

Already know when you're traveling?

January

If you vacation in Wuhan during January, you may notice that it can be brisk. Temperatures tend to hover around the 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day.

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February

February in Wuhan can be very chilly. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

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March

If you vacation in Wuhan during March, you will probably notice that it is crisp. Temperatures tend to hover around the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day.

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April

If you vacation in Wuhan during April, you will probably notice that it is balmy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day.

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May

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

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June

June is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

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July

July in this region is constantly hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

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August

If you visit Wuhan during August, you may find that it is constantly hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 70s F (mid 20s C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day.

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September

September in Wuhan is extremely warm. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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October

If you go to Wuhan in October, you will notice that it is balmy. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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November

If you go to Wuhan in November, you will notice that it is cool. Daytime temperatures are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

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December

December in Wuhan is brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C). But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

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Activities for Wuhan, China

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Wuhan.

If you go to Wuhan Botanical Garden, you'll probably do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.

If you see a temple, such as Changchun Taoist Temple, wear:

If you go to the Hubei Provincial Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

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