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A Monthly Guide to Visit China

Updated: 2024-05-24

Many people concern that when is the best time to visit China, there is not a certain answer to this question because China has a vast territory. There are always destinations for you in China in different time. This article provides you the average temperature in different months in China for your reference as well as the recommended places to visit in different time in China. If you are trying to figure out where to go and when to go in China, this article will be helpful to you. Just read on to find out the answers.



The average temperature in January is below 0℃ in China, which is cold. And southern China is a little warmer than northern China. January is the off season in China with lower budget and less crowds. Traveling to China in January, you should take warm and thick clothes. If you want to visit the ice and snow in China, you can visit China in January. The best places to enjoy the ice and snow is the northeastern part and northwestern part of China including Harbin, Changbai Mountain, Mohe and Xinjiang.

Recommended Places: Changbai Mountain, Harbin, Mohe, Xinjiang

Changbai Mountain



The average temperature in China is about 0℃, which is also cold. The Spring Festival(Chinese New Year) is usually in February. If you want to experience the new year atmosphere in China, you can visit China during the Spring Festival. During the Spring Festival, most of people will go back home to get together with their families. And you may check with the hotels and restaurants if they are open during this time. Scarves, warm shoes and clothes are needed in February in China. Northern part of China like Harbin and Xinjiang and southern part of China like Guangdong are recommended to visit in February in China. You can enjoy the snow scenery in northern China and taste the delicious foods in Guangdong in February.

China's Snow Town



The average temperature in March in China is below 10℃. China in March is warmer that in January and February. March is a good time to enjoy the flower blossom in China. You can visit the beautiful village in Wuyuan and the rape flower blossom. You can also enjoy the impressive peach blossom in Nyingchi. In March, you can go to Yunnan to enjoy the warm spring, see the ancient town, visit the Erhai Lake and Cangshan Mountain, etc. There are many flowers in Yunnan, too. You can stroll around the Erhai Lake and go cycling.

Recommended Places: Wuyuan, Nyingchi and Yunnan

Peach blossom in Ningychi



The average temperature in April in China is 13℃, which is not very cold. April is a good time to visit China with comfortable weather and less crowds. There are many places you can visit in China in April. You can visit Guilin in April to enjoy the beautiful city in the fog and rain. Zhangjiajie in April is also recommended to visit because of less crowds and beautiful scenery. Zhangjiajie is beautiful even in the rain and mist. You will get the Avatar world in Zhangjiajie in the mist, which is amazing and impressive. April is also the best time to visit Suzhou, where you can enjoy the picturesque water town and museum.

Recommended Places: Guilin, Zhangjiejie and Suzhou




The average temperature of May in China is around 16℃, and the temperature ranges from places. In general, May is cool in China. Kindly reminder, you’d better avoid the Labour Day Holiday in May in China to avoid the crowds of the domestic visitors. It is recommended to visit western Sichuan in May including Jiuzhai Valley and Daocheng Yading. May is a good time to visit the snow mountains, plateau lake and forests in western Sichuan. Guizhou is also a good place to visit in May.

Recommended Places: western Sichuan and Guizhou

Xiaoqikong in Libo



The average temperature of June in China is about 21℃, and the actual temperature ranges from places. June is a good time to visit China with less crowds and suitable weather, which is neither too hot nor too cool. In June, there are many places recommended to visit including Xinjiang, Gansu, Qinghai, Chengdu, Chongqing, Yunnan, Beijing, Xi’an, Shanghai, Hangzhou, etc. The grasslands in Xinjiang turn green in June and Xinjiang is really beautiful in June with snow mountains, grasslands, lakes and forests. In a word, June is good time to visit most of places in China with pleasant climate and less crowds.




The average temperature in July in China is about 23℃, and the weather in the daytime is usually hot in most of places of China. Please pay attention to protect yourself from the sunshine in July. Besides, China will be crowded in July because of the summer vacation of schools. And China is full of domestic visitors during this time. Western Sichuan, Xinjiang and Yunnan are recommended to visit in July in China. Guilin and Zhangjiajie are popular destinations in July in China.




The average temperature of August in China is from 24℃ to 33℃, which is hot and dry. August is also hot and crowded in China because of the summer vacation of schools. If you plan to take your children to China, you can choose the Universal Beijing Resort in Beijing and Disneyland in Shanghai and Hong Kong. Xinjiang is very beautiful in August with the snow mountains, animals, forests and lakes. Qinghai Lake is most beautiful from June to August with flowers, lush grassland and crystal lake.

Qinghai Lake



The average temperature of September in China is from 16℃ to 26℃, which is pleasant for traveling. And please note that places in southern China are still hot during the day in September, and you need to protect yourselves from the sunshine. In September, Wuyuan is very beautiful because people there are celebrating the harvest. Jiuzhai Valley is also very beautiful in September, which is a golden world at that time with the forests and lakes. Kanas in Xinjiang is amazing in September, which you should not miss.

Recommended Places: Wuyuan, Jiuzhai Valley, Kanas




The average temperature of October in China is from 10℃ to 20℃. What to wear in October in China depends on where you visit, you can search the weather forecast online to check the actual weather at that time and decide what to wear. To visit China in October, you’d better avoid the National Day holiday in China to avoid the crowds of the domestic visitors. You can visit China after the National Day holiday. In October, you can visit Chongqing, Daocheng Yading, Yunnan and Fenghuang Ancient Town.

Recommended Places: Chongqing, Daocheng Yading, Yunnan and Fenghuang Ancient Town




The average temperature in October in China is from 3℃ to 13℃. And the actual temperature in different places will be higher or lower than the average temperature. November is a little cold in northern places of China. November is a good time to visit China with less tourists. And there are many places you can visit in China in November. In November, you can visit Taiwan, which is comfortable and beautiful to visit. You can visit the golden ginkgo in Tengchong in Yunnan in November. Nanjing is also a good place to go in November with the ginkgo, Chinese parasol and maple, which adds colour to the Nanjing City.

Recommended Places: Taiwan, Tengchong, Nanjing

Qixia Temple in Nanjing



The average temperature of December in China is -3℃, which is freezing and cold. And Northern China is colder than Southern China. If you like snow, you can visit China in December with less crowds. Mt. Huangshan is recommended to visit in December with sunrise, snow, rime, and sea of clouds, which is amazing. To see the ice and snow in China, you should not miss Harbin, China’s Snow Town, Changbai Mountain and Mohe. China’s Snow Town at night is just like a world in the fairy tales. If you are lucky enough, you can see the Tianchi Lake at the Changbai Mountain in December. At Mohe, you will have the opportunity to see the aurora in December in China. Kindly reminder, please pay attention to keep warm in China in December.

Recommended Places: Mt. Huangshan, Harbin, China’s Snow Town, Changbai Mountain and Mohe

Mt. Huangshan


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