Yan'an, China: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

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

When to go to Yan'an, China

Based on the climate and weather in Yan'an, the best time to go is June. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Yan'an, China by month

January

January is frigid. Temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February in Yan'an is cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

If you vacation in Yan'an during March, you are likely to find that it is chilly.

Temperatures tend to hover around the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

If you vacation in Yan'an during April, you are likely to find 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 high 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

If you visit Yan'an during May, you are likely to find that it is a perfect temperature.

Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

If you vacation in Yan'an during June, you are likely to find that it is extremely warm.

Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

July for Yan'an is consistently hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

Traveling to Yan'an in September, you will notice that it is warm. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

If you visit Yan'an during October, you are likely to find that it is cool.

Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

November for Yan'an is cold. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (single digits C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December in Yan'an is cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 10s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Yan'an, China

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Yan'an, 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 Yan'an

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