Best time to visit Guilin

As one of the top travel destinations in China, Guilin is suitable for travelling all year round, especially from April to October.

Characters of Guilin Climate

The most important thing to know about Guilin weather is that it can get very hot, humid, and it rains a lot! The average temperature for the year is 19.3 celcius with a July average temperature of 28.3 degrees. The average rainfall for the year is 192.6 cm per month.
elephant trunk hill

Travel to Guilin in Spring

Spring (March to May) in Guilin is comfortable for tourists. Because during this moment, Guilin become warm and green during spring days.
 
Li River hiking – it is a good experience for hiking along the Li River from Yangdi to Xingping in a sunny day in Spring season.
Li River cruise – if you are travel in a misty day, the best choice will be Li River cruise. The most beautiful scene of Li River is now shown in a sunny day but a misty day.
Longji Terraced Filed – spring time to Longji, you can see the green fields which are planted along the range of mountains.

Travel to Guilin in Summer

Summer is the rainy season, especially in May and June. You could bring an umbrella with you, but good quality umbrellas are cheap locally. Comfortable footwear suitable for walking is a must all year round. It would be wise to bring a good sun-block with you, (Chinese sun-block is low SPF and contains skin-bleach).Also, some medicine to prevent heatstroke if you are from a cooler region, and insect repellant.
 
Yangshuo Yulong River – it is a joyful experience if you plan to enjoy the bamboo rafting along the Yulong River. Picturesque scenery can be appreciated. And clean water will bring you a cool feeling in the summer days.
Yangshuo countryside trip will let you forget about the unset of summer heat

Travel to Guilin in Autumn

Autumn from Sep to Nov will be the ideal time to Guilin. But it is also the high season for both domestic visitors and foreign tourists. The cool temperature and the fine days ensure your Guilin tour without annoyance form the weather.
 
Just pick out any attraction in Guilin in your itinerary as you like, such as Elephant Trunk Hill, Reed Flute Cave, and sites in Yangshuo.
Also, it is a golden time to have a trip to Longji. You can see the golden fields which decorate the mountain as dragons lying down.
It is recommended to visit Sanjiang from Guilin to share the harvest joys with Dong minority people.

Travel to Guilin in Winter

Winter is cold and moist, especially in January, but can still be very pleasant when the sun is out. It snows occasionally. Winter is the low season so Guilin is less crowded and it is cheaper to travel.
 
A low season in Guilin, just pay attention to the cold weather. Winter in Guilin is comparative dry and windy. Thick coats and trousers, feather jackets, cashmeres, and scarf are necessary. Although snow is rarely in Guilin, the low temperature may cause extremely cold feeling because Guilin is a city surrounded by rivers.

Climate Data Table for Guilin

               Month / Item
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
maximum
temperature
(℃)
11
12
16
22
27
30
32
32
30
25
20
15
minimum
temperature
(℃)
5
7
11
16
20
23
25
24
22
17
12
7
Rainfall (mm)
52.5
87.5
127.5
252.5
357.5
342.5
222.5
172.5
77.5
87.5
72.5
47.5
Days of rainfall
15.1
15.5
18.6
20.2
19.0
17.5
16.1
14.8
8.2
9.7
8.7
9.1

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