Best Time to Visit China

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:
The north part of China:
best time to visit china - harbinThe 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:
Beijing: 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.
Harbin: 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.

The central parts of China:
best time to visit china - xianAccording 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:
Xian: 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.
Luoyang: peony festival in Luoyang is held in annual April, so the best time to Luoyang can be spring days.
Datong and Pingyao: 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.
Yangtze River: Spring and autumn are the best season for taking a Yangtze River cruise. See more details in When is the best time to visit Yangtze River.

The eastern parts of China
best time to visit china - huangshanBecause 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:
Shanghai: 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.
Suzhou and Hangzhou: 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.
Haugnshan: 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 southern parts of China
best time to visit china - hong kongDue 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:
Guilin and Yangshuo: 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.
Yunnan: cities including Lijiang, Dali and Shangri-La will show their charms between April to October.
Guizhou: Guizhou is a minority area so that the best time to visit can be spring time which boasts lots of ethnic festivals
Hainan: the southeast place of China for tourists to get rid of cold in winter
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.

♦ Other Special Areas
To those tourists who prefer adventurous tours, the shoulder season (around March and April) and the low season (from November through the winter months) are rewarded to come with unbelievably low prices and far fewer fellow tourists.
And one of the most important things is that do not hesitate to discuss with our travel advisors. Their professional suggestions will help you to work out a better itinerary with a favorable quotation.