As a major country of the Silk Road, China plays a significant part in Silk Road. Main sections in China can be traced from some major cities. So although the best time to the silk road is from May to October, it varies from different major cities along silk road including Xian, Dunhuang, Turpan and Urumqi.
The best time to visit Xian will be months of June, July, August and September when the average temperatures are at a comfortable level (between 20°C / 68.0°F and 30°C / 86.0°F ). Other great months to visit Xi'an are April, May and October when the average temperatures are a little cooler but are still at a pleasant degree from 10°C / 50.0°F to 20°C / 68.0°F.
The best time to visit Dunhuang is from May to October. During this time, the weather in Dunhuang is comparative humid with a mild temperature without big temp range within one day.
The best time to visit Turpan is autumn when it has comfortable daytime temperatures and cool nights. Moreover, various fruits ripen and the air is sweet with the scent of fragrant fruits during this time of the year.
The best time to travel to Urumqi is from May to October when flowers are in full bloom and the air is fragrant with ripening fruits. Urumqi's climate is pleasant in autumn, with warm days and cool evenings. An extensive series of tree belts around it has helped to reduce wind, dust, and cold.
According to the climate of each major city of Silk Road in China, the best time for your Silk Road Trip may be the months from May to September.
9 Days Silk Road Adventure by China Orient Express: Xian-Lanzhou-Jiayuguan-Dunhuang-Turpan-Urumqi