Best time to visit Beijing

The best time to travel in Beijing is in spring and autumn, especially the late March to May, and September to mid-October. But price of tour in those months is the most expensive than other months.
 

Travel to Beijing in Spring - Comfortable but Dry

Spring (March to May) in Beijing is always short. When you prepare to enjoy a beautiful and comfortable spring after enduring the long winter of Beijing, you always come to realize that spring is almost gone and summer is coming. The climate in early spring could be dry, warm and cloudy. But you still need to bring cotton-padded jacket, coat, or long-sleeved clothes, as the weather changes quite fast.
 
Hiking for fresh air is a good choice if you plan to travel to Beijing in spring, destination in the following can be arranged in your Beijing spring hiking tour:
► Beijing Botanical Garden – breathing fresh air as well as appreciating spring flower blossoms 
► Beijing Yuyuantan Park – cherry blossom in this park is famous
Mutianyu Great Wall – one of the top choices in Beijing hiking itineraries
mutianyu great wall
 

Travel to Beijing in Summer - the Hottest

Summer (June to August) is considered peak season, when hotels typically raise their rates and the Great Wall groans under the weight of marching tourists. And June and August is during summer holiday for studnets. Some of students want to
 
The sites in summer should consider about to get rid of the summer heat. So the place we recommend includes the Summer Palace, Houhai area, Beihai Park. If you want to take excersioin tour outside Beijing, you can visit the Summer Resort in Chengde.
mutianyu great wall
 

Travel to Beijing in Autumn - the Most Comfortable and Beautiful

The Autumn months between September and November have the best weather and fewer tourists. Without the disturbance of summer heat and winter coldness, people can always enjoy a most comfortable autumn to breath the clean airs, look out the blue sky and enjoy all kinds of outdoor activities. What's more, the autumn color will make the city looks more attractive than usual.
 
The harvest season in Beijing may make tourists more joyful, and the following must-do things are listed for your reference:
Beijing Fragrant Hill Red Leaves Festival - The period is from mid-October to mid-November which is the best time to see red leaves there.
Great Wall Hiking - one of the top choices in Beijing hiking itineraries. Badaling, Mutianyu or Jinshanling Great Walls are all ideal great wall sections for short excursions.
Picking fresh fruits in suburb areas.
beijing fragrant hill
 

Travel to Beijing in Winter - Cold but the Cheapest Price

In Winter (December to next February), many hotels will offer substantial discounts - just remember it's icy outside. If you are lucky, you will have a change see snow when weather allows. The tours in Beijing in winter(except Chinese Spring Festival) is cheaper a lot compared that in other seasons.
 
If you are lucky enough, you can see the snow scene in Beijing. Besides snow scenes in Beijing city, you can also:
Skiing in Beijing suburb areas
beijing fragrant hill
 

Travel to Beijing in Chinese Spring Festival

Everywhere is booked-out during the Chinese New Year (usually in January or February). But it is definitely a totally different experience for foreign tourists. If you choose to travel to Beijing during Spring Festival, make sure that:
  1. You can book a hotel room, earlier than 3 to 4 months reservation
  2. Book tours as early as you can, as many tour guides are willing to work or will go back to their hometown to spend the holiday with their families
  3. Afford comparative expensive tour fees than the usual time
  4. Have a realization that streets will be very crowded
  5. Tips for tour guide should be higher

► Recommended Chinese Spring Festival tour at: Chinese New Year Tour
Forbidden City in Beijing

Climate Data Table for Beijing

Month Item
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Average  
Temperature(℃)
-3.7
-0.7
5.8
14.2
19.9
24.4
26.2
24.8
20.0
13.1
4.6
-1.5
Rainfall (mm)
3.0
7.4
8.6
19.4
33.1
77.8
192.5
212.3
57.0
24.0
6.6
2.6
Days of Rainfall
2.0
3.1
4.1
4.6
5.9
9.7
14.1
13.2
6.8
5.0
3.7
1.6
 

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