It is hard to say when is the Best Time to Visit China, as it is a vast country with broad territory. From the frozen months to the hottest months, different parts of China will show people different charms of this country.
Generally, except some special destinations such as Harbin, the recommended months to travel in China are from April to October. During this period, the weather in most parts of China is comfortable. It provides a good condition to take beautiful photos. Here we’d like to share some information on the best time to travel to China, aiming to help you planning your China tours.
Best Time to Travel to China——Guides in Cities
Best Time to Travel to Northern China
The cold winter may cause a comparative unsatisfied travel in this region, but people like to experience world of snow can consider about this area. Try to avoid the spring time to come here. The sandstorm will make you loose moods to travel around. Summers and autumns are the golden time to visit, plentiful rainfalls fresh the air while the splendid scenery will represent their highlights during these seasons.
Recommended Destinations to Visit Northern China:
spring and autumn will be the best time to visit, but Spring Festival
period is also a hot season for tourists who plan to have a Chinese New Year experience
► Chengde: Summer Resort
in Chengde will be a good choice to get rid of the summer heat. So summer is the best time to Chengde.
the famous Harbin International Ice Art Festival tells us the best time to visit Harbin can be the winter days, especially from late Dec to Jan.
(Snowtown, Harbin, China)
Best Time to Travel to Central China
According to the weather situation in this region, we suggest that June through August is a good time to visit central. Although the spring and autumn days are good choices to come, please remember to avoid the peak time that cause by Chinese public holidays in some destinations.
Recommended Destinations to Visit Central China:
: one of the top ancient capitals in China. Most attractions in Xian are museums so best time to Xian can be all year around while April to October is the best period.
: peony festival in Luoyang is held in annual April, so the best time to Luoyang can be spring days.
: these two ancient cities in Shanxi are popular with both domestic tourists and international visitors. So try to avoid Chinese domestic travel peak time such as National Day Golden Week, Summer holidays, Winter holidays, etc.
Because of the comparative comfortable natural conditions and the better developed paces in the eastern parts of China, cities in this area can be travel all year around. Best time to visit is also spring to autumn, especially in April, May, June, Sep, and Oct. One thing should be paid attention is that rainy days will be more frequent.
Recommended Destinations to Visit Eastern China:
: a big city with modern architectures of China, temperature in Spring and Autumn will be satisfied. Shanghai is also a place with snow scene in recent years.
: the most beautiful period in Suzhou will be March to May. You can see what is “misty region of southern Yangtze River” in this period.
: Huangshan is a place showing its charms all year around. Huangshan expresses different scenes in four seasons. You will not be regret to visit Huangshan in any time. One thing should be paid attention: winter Huangshan tour may be canceled if the road to Huangshan is frozen.
(The Bund, Shanghai, China)
Best Time to Travel to Western China
Compared to the rest of China, the Western China has a relatively lower pace of life style. This is a vast land possessing large amount of natural resources and well-preserved natural resorts, of which many hasn’t been spoiled by over tourism yet, due to their remote locations and lacking of convenient accesses.
Western China doesn’t have pleasant weather all the year round as it is in the South and East China. The fine weather days here are in a shorter period. Generally speaking, summer will be the best time, April to September to be specific. Sand windy musk, sun creams long sleeves clothing are recommended to pack.
Recommended Destinations to Visit Western China:
: a popular destination for foreign tourists in China due to its natural beauty in Nyingchi, Nagqu
and needless to say the world highest Mountain——Mt.Everest
; its mysterious and charming culture stands by the Potala Palace
, Jokhang Temple
and so much more. Foreign visitors shall avoid traveling to Tibet in March as it is closed according to Tibet government regulations. Starting from Middle of April to July is the best summer time for Tibet.
a place famous for its unique Danxia landform scenery, one of the most beautiful places in China
and also an important history city along the ancient silk road. Best time to visit is during June to September; when it is more rain and more comfortable for tourists to travel as it is less dry.
a place famous by its UNESCO World Cultural Heritage——the Mogao Grottoes
， an important stop for traders along in ancient silk road. Best time to visit is during May to October.
(Potala Palace, Lhasa, Tibet, China)
Best Time to Travel to Southern China
Due to the high temperatures in southern parts of China, spring and autumn are the best months for travel in this region. In spring period, warm air, green trees and colorful flowers make the areas vigorous. In autumn days, the cool air, clean rivers and grand mountains impress people deeply
Recommended Destinations to Visit Southern China:
famous for its picturesque landscape, best time to visit Guilin can be Spring and Autumn, while it is a hot destination welcomed countless visitors all year around.
: cities including Lijiang, Dali and Shangri-La will show their charms between April to October.
► Hong Kong
: this big and international city is always popular without any pause moment from visitors. So just go to Hong Kong in any time without hesitation.
(Guilin, Guangxi, China)
Still not sure about when to come to China? No worries, one of the most important things is that do not hesitate to discuss with our travel advisors. Our professional suggestions will help you to work out a better itinerary with a favorable quotation and a most pleasant period to begin your Chinese journey. Go for a tailor-made now!
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