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

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

When to go to Yunnan, China

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

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

January

January here is pretty cool. Temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. There is frost about half of the time. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Fleeces
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Rain coat
  • Jacket or coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella

February

If you go to Yunnan in February, you will notice that it is chilly. Expect it to rain occasionally. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 40s F (single digits C). There is frost regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Pants or jeans
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Light jacket or fleece

March

If you are traveling to Yunnan in March, you will notice that it is chilly. Expect it to rain sometimes. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 50s F (low 10s C). There is frost once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Standard footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Socks
  • Pants or jeans
  • Dresses
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Umbrella

April

April for Yunnan is mild. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Socks
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Rain coat
  • Long skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses

May

Traveling to Yunnan in May, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts or short pants
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella

June

June in this region is warm. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light footwear
  • Sandals
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella

July

Traveling to Yunnan in July, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Expect it to rain most days. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion

August

August is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains most days.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts

September

September is mild. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Light footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Skirts
  • Sandals

October

If you go to Yunnan in October, you will notice that it is balmy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Standard footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Dresses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Umbrella
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Rain coat
  • Socks

November

If you are traveling to Yunnan in November, you will notice that it is relatively cool. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 50s F (low 10s C). There is frost once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Dresses
  • Standard footwear
  • Long skirts

December

Traveling to Yunnan in December, you will notice that it is brisk. Expect it to rain regularly. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 40s F (single digits C). There is frost about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Standard footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Socks
  • Pants or jeans
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Long skirts

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Yunnan, 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 Yunnan
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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