Best time to visit Chengdu

Chengdu is a national historical and cultural city, the birthplace of ancient civilization, and one of China's top ten ancient capitals. Chengdu has many scenic spots and historical sites such as Dujiangyan, Wuhou Temple, Du Fu Thatched Cottage and Jinsha Site, which is an excellent tourist city in China. When is the best time to visit Chengdu? Best time to visit Chengdu in Sichuan Province will be from March to June and from September to November.
 

Travel to Chengdu in Spring

Spring in Chengdu (March - May) is a season revered from the cold days. Shortly warming time is comfortable for plants growth. But Chengdu's spring days are changeable and sometimes low temperature will last for a period.
 
Spring is a good time to appreciate flower blossom in Chengdu.
Pay a visit to the Chengdu Panda Base in the spring time; the green bamboo garden will fresh the air and let you have a mild mood. Go to Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding to have a closer contact with the cute Giant Panda, that may be the top 1 thing on your must-do list of Chengdu.
 

Travel to Chengdu in Summer

Summer days of Chengdu starts from June to August. Early summer is a best time to visit Chengdu since the days are cool and comfortable for most people. July and August are the hottest time in Chengdu.
 
Recommended sites to travel in summer: it is cool in the Qingcheng Mountain (20 km southwest to Dujiangyan City), Jiulong Gou (northwest of Congzhou City), Jiufeng Mountain (located in Pengzhou City), Tiantai Mountain (in Qionglai City, 120 km from Chengdu) and Longchi Forest Park (northwest to Dujiangyan City), where it is very nice to spend the summer. It is also a good choice to visit Xiling Snowy Mountain (in Dayi County, 105 km from Chengdu) and Longchi Forest Park in winter.
 

Travel to Chengdu in Autumn

Another golden time to travel to Chengdu will be Autumn months including September, October, and November. It is a cool season with comparative fewer rainy days. Autumn is the best time to visit Chengdu that you should not be missed.
 
Be careful of the changeable temperature. A few chilly days could be followed by relatively hot weather. So it is better to take some early winter clothes to protect you away from the sudden low temperature.
Recommended sites around Chengdu will be Jiuzhaigou Valley which is like a colorful heaven on the Earth.
 

Travel to Chengdu in Winter

Winter in Chengdu includes the months from Dec to Feb. As a city located in the Sichuan Basin area, Chengdu’s winter is not extremely cold with few snow days. Continuous foggy days negatively impact the local traffic. 

►If you go in winter, Jiuzhaigou and Xiling Snow Mountain are good places to enjoy the snow scenery.
If you are interested in snow mountain, you can have a visit to Xiling Snow Mountain in this season. It is the largest snow mountain skiing resort in China, where you can have a chance to experience the excitement of skiing.
 

Tips for Dressing in Chengdu

Planning a Chengdu Tour? You may think what clothes I should take. Before leaving for Chengdu, you’d better check the best time to visit Chengdu and Chengdu’s historical climate data to get a general assessment of the weather condition on your real tour date.
 

Summer temperatures are high and sultry, T-shirt, short-sleeved shirts and shorts can be worn. However, the temperature is moderate in winter, but it is relatively cold It is recommended to wear thick cotton-padded clothes, thick cotton trousers and wear scarves, hats and gloves. Basically, it is necessary to wear a pair of comfortable shoes since most of the time you will walk on the road.
 

Climate Data Table for Chengdu

Check out the following Chengdu’s historical climate data on the months in Chengdu:

Month Item
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Average High()
10
12
17
22
26
28
30
30
26
21
16
11
Average Low()
3
5
8
13
17
20
20
20
19
15
9
5
Rainfall (mm)
5
10
20
45
80
110
235
245
120
40
15
5
Days of Rainfall
7
8
11
13
15
16
17
16
17
14
8
6

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