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

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Traveling to Xinjiang, China? If you're planning to go to Xinjiang, this article contains 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 Xinjiang, China

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

Important essentials for Xinjiang, China

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Xinjiang, 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


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • N95 masks

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


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards frequently get worn. An unreadable vaccination card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good plane-friendly product.

  • (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


  • 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).

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

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


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a excellent choice.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

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

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January

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

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February

If you go to Xinjiang in February, you will notice that it can be brisk. Daytime temperatures are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

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March

March in Xinjiang is crisp. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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April

If you visit Xinjiang during April, you will probably see that it is mild 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 high 30s F (single digits C).

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May

If you are traveling to Xinjiang in May, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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June

If you are traveling to Xinjiang in June, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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July

If you visit Xinjiang during July, you are likely to notice that it is pretty consistently hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

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August

Traveling to Xinjiang in August, you will notice that it is extremely warm and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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September

If you vacation in Xinjiang during September, 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 40s F (single digits C).

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October

If you visit Xinjiang during October, you will probably find that it is relatively cool. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

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November

Traveling to Xinjiang in November, you will notice that it is brisk. Daytime temperatures are in the 40s F (single digits C).

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December

If you are traveling to Xinjiang in December, you will notice that it can be extremely cold. Daytime temperatures are in the low 30s F (single digits C).

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