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

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

When to go to Xiamen, China

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

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

January

If you go to Xiamen in January, you will notice that it is crisp. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February in Xiamen is relatively cool. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) to low 60s F (mid 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

If you vacation in Xiamen during March, you are likely to find that it is relatively cool. Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Pants or jeans
  • Dresses
  • Socks
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Standard footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Rain boots
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining

April

If you visit Xiamen during April, you are likely to find that it is balmy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Rain boots
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining

May

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain boots
  • Umbrella
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Light footwear
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear

June

June for Xiamen is extremely warm. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Rain boots
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts

July

If you vacation in Xiamen during July, you are likely to find that it is consistently hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 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 70 and 80% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Sunglasses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Dresses
  • Rain boots
  • Skirts

August

August in Xiamen is consistently hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) to low 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Rain coat
  • Rain boots

September

Traveling to Xiamen in September, you will notice that it is really hot. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Rain boots
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses

October

If you visit Xiamen during October, you are likely to find that it is hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 60s F (low 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Light footwear
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sandals

November

November in this region is warm. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts or short pants
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Light footwear
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Long and short sleeve shirts

December

If you are traveling to Xiamen in December, you will notice that it is mild. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Xiamen, 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 Xiamen
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Pickpocketing is an issue, so wear a money belt or neck pouch
  • Appropriate museum wear
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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