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Best time to visit Lijiang

Generally, Lijiang is always popular with tourists in any month of the year. But the best time to visit Lijiang can be started from April to October. Considering the fairly wide difference in day-and-night temperatures in Spring and Winter; the months from Apr to Oct are the most favourable seasons for coming here.

Travel to Lijiang in Spring

Spring (Apr - Jun) in Lijiang is recommended to go. Within Apr to May, day time temps can vary by FIFTEEN to TWENTY Celsius and even more comfortable, and also rain occurs with greater regularity as Springtime advances. By early June rain may fall just about every day.
best time to visit lijiang - tiger leaping gorge hiking
A cycling tour from Lijiang Ancient Town to Jade Dragon Snow Mountain will let your Lijiang spring tour joyful. The scenery along the road and the warm climate can help you to get close to this famous city without upset feeling.
► Hiking along the Tiger Leaping Gorge: best time to have this hiking tour is between Apr and May.

Travel to Lijiang in Summer

Summer (Jul to Sep) in Lijiang is moderate, humanity and a little bit hot in most days. Although the average temperature in this season never get higher than 25°Celsius, the long time sunlight will make a summer heat as well. Aug in Lijiang might usually see magnificent lightning storms, however the consistent rain is likely to make Aug and Sept specifically chilly sometimes, and also the usual cloud cover makes this season less than suitable for sightseeing and tour.
Jade Dragon Snow Mountain – a resort to get rid of the high temperature
Shuhe Ancient Town – it is cooler than the Dayan Ancient Town because it is located in a comparative countryside of Lijiang county.
Experience nightlife in Dayan (Lijiang) Ancient Town

Travel to Lijiang in Autumn

Autumn(Sep to Nov) in Lijiang: Because Lijiang is a hot travel destination, the hotel rates in this season is too much higher than the shoulder and low seasons. Also, the comfortable days offer a natural condition to sightseeing in everywhere.
best time to visit lijiang - lugu lake
Clothes to pack - bluer skies and slightly warmer weather. In October and November the temperatures are in the upper teens Celsius and the nights are crisp and chilly.
A trip to Lugu Lake in autumn time, you can see the most charming scene of this holy lake. Driving from Lijiang to Lugu Lake may be around 6-7 hours one way.

Travel to Lijiang in Winter

Winter (Dec to Feb) in Lijiang is a dry season with the strong sumshine. It is also a travel time for China domestic travelers because of the warmer climate compared with the rest parts of China.
Pay attention to the sharp changed temperature in one day. When you wear cashmere in the daytime, you may have to put thick coat at the night. Daily high temperatures may reach 15° Celsius while night-time temperatures usually drop to just above freezing.

Climate Data Table for Lijiang

                Month
    Item
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
maximum
temperature
(
)
16.3
18.9
22.8
26.1
26.6
25.6
27.7
27.7
23.9
21.7
18.1
15.9
minimum
temperature
(
)
3.9
6.1
9.5
11.7
16.4
16.7
17.8
22.8
16.3
12.8
8.5
4.5
Rainfall (mm)
2.5
6.6
17.1
21.4
55.9
167.6
242.2
206.1
161.6
70.8
16.6
9.7
Days of rainfall
0.1
0.2
0.2
0.7
1.7
6.1
8.2
6.8
6.1
2.8
0.6
0.3