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Best Time to visit Beijing (Tips, Photos & Map)

Monday, October 4th, 2021
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As a cosmopolitan capital for business and leisure, Beijing is basically busy all year round. Coming from different corners of the world, people have their own favorite time or seasons to plan Beijing Tour.

The Best Time to Visit Beijing

The winter time is not as bad as most people think, a good time to save money and see less visitors, thus avoiding tourist crowds.

Many foreign visitors prefer choosing spring or autumn to visit Beijing due to the mild and comfortable weather.

But the sporadic sandstorm in spring has kept people on alert when they plan their spring trip to Beijing. 

In the recent years Beijing’s spring is getting better in terms of air quality and weather conditions.

Autumn is unanimously regarded as the best season to visit Beijing with sunny and azure sky and mild weather.

Beijing Tourist Seasons

•High tourist season: April, May, Sept and October
•Shoulder season: March, June, July and August
•Lower season: Nov. 15 till Feb 28 next year

Beijing Winter (Nov. 15 – next year Mar 15)

Winter time lasts four months from Nov. 15 till next year March 15. Yes, it is very cold in winter, especially if there is a strong northwest wind. If no wind, then the feeling temperature will be much higher due to the dry weather in Beijing.

The winter time is not as bad as most people think, a good time to save money and see less visitors, thus avoiding tourist crowds. Chekc out How to dress for visiting Great Wall in winter for more information on climbing the Wall in winter.

Further reading:
Beijing winter tour
How to Visit Beijing in November
How to Visit Beijing in December
How to Visit Beijing in January
How to Visit Beijing in February

Beijing Spring ( March 15 – May 15)

Spring lasts 60 days from March 15 to May 15. But a warmer spring usually starts early April and ends early May. So a warm springtime in Beijing lasts over one month.

Kindly reminder: Wind and dust can be possible in the March. Generally speaking, Beijing is dry and windy in spring.

Further reading:
Beijing Springtime tour
How to Visit Beijing in March
How to Visit Beijing in April
How to Visit Bijing in May

Beijing Summer (June, July and August)

Beijing Summer time falls on June, July and August, also a rainy season in Beijing, wet and humid. But July and August are the hottest months in Beijing.

You will expect a long queue and wait at the most of the attractions in Beijing mainly due to the large number of domestic tourists because of school vacations.

Further reading:
Beijing Summer tour
How to Visit Beijing in June
How to Visit Beijing in July
How to Visit Beijing in August

Beijing Autumn ( Sep 05 – Nov 15)

Autumn lasts 60 days from September 05 to November 15. Autumn is unanimously regarded as the best season to visit Beijing with sunny and azure sky and mild weather. 

Get out and enjoy the best fall colors period from October 15 throughout November 15 in Beijing .

Further reading:
Beijing Autumn tour
How to Visit Beijing in September
How to Visit Beijing in October
How to Visit Beijing in November

Crowd Information

Beijing gets very crowded and busy during school vacations and public holidays (July and August) in Beijing.

You are kindly advised to skip over the Official Chinese Holidays when you plan your Beijing tour.  Please jot down the following public holidays:

New Year’Day ( 1st Jan, three-day holiday )
Chinese New Year ( later Jan and early Feb )
Tomb Sweeping Day ( Early April, 3-day holiday )
Mid-Autumn festival ( Aug-Sept, 3-day holiday )
May Day ( 1st May, three-day holiday)
National Day (1st Oct, week-long holiday)

Closure Information

Most of the attractions in Beijing are open all year round, but most of the museums in Beijing are close on Mondays. The Beijing attractions mostly stop selling tickets after 4:30pm though you can keep on visiting till 6 or 9 pm if you have bought the entrance tickets before 4:30pm.

All the sections of Great Wall are open in winter though you may have no access to hiking the Wall if there is a heavy snow blocking your road to the Great Wall. Chekc out How to dress for visiting Great Wall in winter for more information.

Winter time to Save

If you are going to cope with cold weather, you can enjoy and lower-priced hotel rooms, special deals from Dec 01 till next year Feb 28. 

During that time of year, it’s also worth trying to negotiate a discount directly from your hotel.

In Beijing, hotels offer lower rated on weekends to lure tourists, who may go to the suburbs for weekend vacations. 

The department store sales take place during the first later December for the Christmas and new year as well as the time before Chinese lunar new year when very substantial bargains can be found, particularly on clothes and consumer electronics.

Tip:  Hassle-free Beijing Guided Tours

Beijing Winter Tour
Beijing Springtime Tour
Beijing Autumn Tour
Beijing Summer Tour

Further Readings


Best Time to Visit Beijing
How to plan a trip to Beijing

Top 10 Attractions in Beijing
How to Visit Forbidden City
How to Visit Temple of Heaven
How to Visit Summer Palace
How to Visit Ming Tombs
How to Visit the Great Wall of China
How to Visit Tiananmen Square
How to Visit Hutongs
How to Visit Olympic Sites

Top 10 Markets in Beijing
Top 10 Shopping Malls in Beijing
Beijing Shopping

Wangfujing Night Snack Street
Qianmen Commercial Street
Beijing Huguosi Street
Any questions,  just drop a line.

Visit Beijing in October (Weather, Wear, Events & Tips)

Wednesday, September 29th, 2021
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Plan your Beijing autumn tours in October? October is one of the best months to visit Beijing. It is a tourist peak season in Beijing.

Try to Avoid the Week-long Holiday

October 01 – 07 is an important China holiday – China National Day, a week-long holiday. There will be a huge crowd of domestic tourists flocking to Beijing. Avoid visiting Beijing during the week-long holiday (October 01 – 07 ).

Badaling Great Wall in Peak Season

On these special days you will waste much of your valuable time on the way from your hotel to the Wall. On the Wall, you have to take group photos due to a great number of people on the Wall.

Best Fall Foliage Period: Oct 15 throughout Nov 15

Most of the days in October are fine with blue sky. But there are some foggy days happening in October. Check the live weather report and arrange your sightseeing, especially the outdoor activities.

Beijing autumn, specifically the two months from the mid-September to mid-November are the ideal season to visit Beijing in a year.

It’s always comfortably cool outside, exploring the city’s streets and hutong, killing your time in the numerous outdoor cafes and restaurants, climbing the suburban mountains, being a hero by hiking the great wall and enjoying the best autumn hues feasting your eyes.

Get out and enjoy the best fall colours probably the most ideal period from October 15 throughout November 15 in Beijing with many trees stripped of their leaves by the end of October. Snap pictures or just take in a feast for the eyes!

What to Wear in Beijing in October

Fairly big difference in temperature between early morning and afternoon. Wear a jacket, or a warm coat in the morning, long-sleeve shirts or short T-shirts in the afternoon. Long pants, jeans, leggings are all good. So be mindful of the temperature difference in Autumn.

Comfortable sports hoes, rubber soled shoes for hiking. In afternoon, sometimes the autumn sunlight could be very strong, get ready for sunglasses, sun cream and sun hat.

Historical Weather Data for October in Beijing

This past 50-year historical weather data is quite useful for you to plan your trip to Beijing well in advance.  You may use the data to decide what to wear on your coming trip to Beijing.

By the way you may also check our Beijing October Realtime Weather Photos   for more information on the Beijing weather in October.

DateAverage highAverage lowPrecipitationExtreme HighExtreme low
Oct 0122℃12℃1mm30℃(1966)5℃(1967)
Oct 0222℃11℃2mm30℃(2006)3℃(1969)
Oct 0322℃11℃2mm30℃(2006)4℃(1969)
Oct 0423℃10℃1mm31℃(2006)2℃(1954)
Oct 0522℃10℃1mm29℃(1990)3℃(1971)
Oct 0622℃10℃2mm29℃(1951)5℃(1995)
Oct 0722℃10℃0mm29℃(1951)    4℃(1977)
Oct 0822℃10℃1mm            29℃(1979)1℃(1955)
Oct 0921℃10℃0mm29℃(1951)4℃(1974)
Oct 1021℃10℃1mm27℃(1979)2℃(1955)
Oct 11      20℃9℃2mm25℃(1975)1℃(1952)
Oct 1220℃            9℃           1mm25℃(1991)1℃(1952)
Oct 1320℃8℃1mm28℃(1990)2℃(2000)
Oct 1419℃8℃1mm26℃(2008)2℃(1973)
Oct 1520℃8℃1mm27℃(1957)-2℃(1962)
Oct 1619℃7℃0mm26℃(2008)-1℃(1960)
Oct 1719℃7℃0mm24℃(1953)-1℃(1957)
Oct 1819℃7℃1mm26℃(1965)0℃(1968)
Oct 1918℃7℃1mm27℃(1997)2℃(1956)
Oct 2018℃7℃0mm29℃(1997)1℃(1991)
Oct 2118℃6℃1mm25℃(1989)-1℃(1979)
Oct 2218℃6℃1mm25℃(1967)-2℃(1972)
Oct 2317℃6℃1mm24℃(1985)-3℃(1974)
Oct 2416℃6℃1mm23℃(2005)-1℃(1982)
Oct 2516℃5℃1mm23℃(1995)-1℃(1956)
Oct 2616℃5℃0mm24℃(1979)-1℃(1952)
Oct 2716℃5℃1mm24℃(1965)-1℃(1958)
Oct 2816℃4℃1mm24℃(1979)-2℃(2002)
Oct 2916℃4℃1mm22℃(2006)-3℃(2002)
Oct 3016℃4℃0mm23℃(1971)-4℃(1986)
Oct 3115℃4℃0mm23℃(2006)0℃(1955)

October Events, Holidays & Festivals

October is one of the best months to visit Beijing. It is a tourist peak season in Beijing. October 01 – 07 is an important China holiday – China National Day, a week-long holiday. There will be a huge crowd of domestic tourists flocking to Beijing. Avoid visiting Beijing during the week-long holiday (October 01 – 07 ).

Public Holiday

National Day (October 1)
It is the most important day for marking the anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949. Employees will enjoy a 3-day paid day-off. Various  celebration activities will be taken.

The official paid day off for the National Day is 3 days. But the Chinese government makes it a 7 day holiday by moving the prior weekend and the upcoming one together with these 3 days. This is the Chinese government’s “holiday economy” policy. Trying to avoid visiting Beijing and China during the week-long holiday.

Annual Events and Festivals

1. The Chinese Men’s Health Day 中国男性健康日
The Chinese Men’s Health Day falls 28 October which was inaugurated in the year 2008.  A variety of activities will be carried  in cities across China to mark the special occasion. 

2. Cold Dew on Oct 8 寒露
One of the 24 solar terms in China, White Dew,  is the 15th solar term of the year, staring this year on Oct 08. White Dew singals the real beginning of cool autumn.

3.  Double Ninth Festival 重阳节
Also known as the Chongyang Festival, it takes place every year between October 1 and October 30 on the 9thday of the 9th lunar month; it falls on October 14 this year. it is a traditional folk holiday focused on good health and longlife, with various festivities.

Beijing Weather in Each Month

Beijing’s climate is defined as “continental monsoon.” Beijing has distinctive four seasons. Most of the city’s tourist attractions are historical sites or folklore tours that are not affected by the change of season. Therefore. Tourists can come to Beijing all year round. Weather forecasts are available on major media.

Beijing in NovemberBeijing in DecemberBeijing January
Beijing in FebruaryBeijing in MarchBeijing in April
Beijing in MayBeijing in JuneBeijing in July
Beijing in AugustBeijing in September Beijing in October

Escorted Beijing Tours in Autumn and more:

Don’t want to go the do-it-yourself tour? No worries, here are some options for guided tours to Beijing for your autumn trip.

Beijing Autumn Tour
Car Rental in Beijing
Beijing Day Tour
Beijing Tour Packages
Great Wall Tour
Beijing Winter tour
Beijing Tour
China City Tours
China Tour

Further Readings


Best Time to Visit Beijing
How to plan a trip to Beijing

Top 10 Attractions in Beijing
Top 10 Tourist Scams Beijing
How to Visit Forbidden City
How to Visit Temple of Heaven
How to Visit Summer Palace
How to Visit Ming Tombs
How to Visit the Great Wall of China
How to Visit Tiananmen Square
How to Visit Hutongs
How to Visit Olympic Sites

Top 10 Markets in Beijing
Top 10 Shopping Malls in Beijing
Beijing Shopping

Wangfujing Night Snack Street
Qianmen Commercial Street
Beijing Huguosi Street

Any questions, just drop a line.

Visit Beijing in September (Weather, Wear, Events & Tips)

Tuesday, August 31st, 2021
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Plan your Beijing tours? Whereas July and August are vacation months for many Chinese domestic visitors, September is back-to-work and back-to-school month.

Though September is still a high tourist season in Beijing, foreigners can still take advantage of the working month to visit Beijing and avoid huge crowds of domestic travelers.

Beijing Weather in September

September is one of the best months to visit Beijing – not very hot, not so dry and full of many fine days with blue and clear sky. September in Beijing is starting to feel quite fall-like. Its average temperature is between 26℃ and 15℃.

It’s always comfortably cool outside, exploring the city’s streets and hutong, killing your time in the numerous outdoor cafes and restaurants, climbing the suburban mountains, being a hero by hiking the great wall and enjoying the best autumn hues feasting your eyes.

What to Wear in Beijing in September

Fairly big difference in temperature between early morning and evening. Pack a mix of short sleeve tops and light long sleeve shirts should work well due to the temperature varying this month. Long pants, jeans, leggings are all good

Basically wear long-sleeve shirts or a jacket ( if hiking on the Great Wall ) in the morning, and short T-shirts in the afternoon. So be mindful of the temperature difference in Autumn. comfortable sport shoes, rubber soled shoes for hiking.

It’s still recommended to have sunscreen during the day. Sometimes the autumn sunlight could be very strong, also get ready for sunglasses, and sun hat.

Historical Climate Data for September  in Beijing

This historical weather data in the past 50 years is quite useful for you to plan your trip to Beijing well in advance.  You may use the data to decide what to wear or pack on your coming trip to Beijing.

By the way you may also check our  Beijing September Realtime Weather Photos  for more information on the Beijing weather in September.

DateAverage highAverage lowPrecipitationExtreme HighExtreme low
Sep 0129℃19℃3mm35℃(2002)13℃(1979)
Sep 0228℃18℃3mm34℃(1992)10℃(1979)
Sep 0328℃18℃3mm33℃(1992)13℃(1979)
Sep 0428℃17℃2mm32℃(1963)12℃(1966)
Sep 0528℃17℃2mm32℃(1993)12℃(2002)
Sep 0628℃17℃3mm32℃(1993)11℃(1957)
Sep 0727℃17℃2mm33℃(1999)11℃(1976)
Sep 0827℃16℃2mm32℃(1999)9℃(1951)
Sep 0927℃16℃1mm33℃(2007)11℃(1957)
Sep 1027℃16℃2mm33℃(2007)8℃(1967)
Sep 1127℃16℃1mm32℃(1998)7℃(1967)
Sep 1227℃15℃1mm32℃(1999)10℃(1957)
Sep 1327℃15℃1mm34℃(2003)8℃(1967)
Sep 1426℃15℃3mm32℃(1962)10℃(1975)
Sep 1526℃15℃3mm32℃(1954)8℃(1974)
Sep 1626℃15℃3mm34℃(2000)7℃(1974)
Sep 1726℃14℃4mm32℃(2006)6℃(1974)
Sep 1826℃14℃2mm34℃(2006)6℃(1974)
Sep 1925℃14℃0mm31℃(1987)6℃(1974)
Sep 2025℃14℃3mm31℃(1960)6℃(1977)
Sep 2125℃13℃1mm30℃(2007)5℃(1977)
Sep 2226℃14℃1mm33℃(1996)7℃(1977)
Sep 2325℃13℃2mm 31℃(2002)4℃(1980)
Sep 2425℃13℃1mm30℃(1965)6℃(1957)
Sep 2524℃13℃2mm31℃(1981)5℃(1957)
Sep 2623℃12℃2mm30℃(1998)5℃(1956)
Sep 2724℃12℃2mm28℃(1966)6℃(1965)
Sep 2823℃11℃3mm29℃(1977)4℃(1968)
Sep 2923℃11℃1mm30℃(1965)5℃(1968)
Sep 3024℃12℃2mm30℃(1965)6℃(1951)

September Events, Holidays & Festivals in Beijing

September is one of the best months to visit Beijing – not very hot, not so dry and full of many fine day with a blue and clear sky. September in Beijing is starting to feel quite fall-like. Its average temperature is between 26℃ and 15℃.

Annual Events and Festivals

1. Mid-Autumn Festival 中秋节 Sept 21
This special day falls on  the 15th of the eighth month in China’s lunar calendar.  It is second important Chinese traditional festival, just after the Chinese New Year. The moon on this day is the fullest and largest to the eye. Seeing it with the whole family while having on good wine, fruits and moon-cakes features the night event.

2. Victory Day of the Chinese People’s War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression 中国抗日战争胜利纪念日
September 3 is ratified as “Victory Day of the Chinese People’s War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression” . China will hold various national memorial activities on September 3 keep firmly in mind the significance of the Chinese People’s War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression and its important contribution to the World Anti-Fascist War.

3. Teacher’s Day ( September 10) 教师节
September 10 is the Teacher’s Day of People’s Republic of China. In the year 1984, Wang Zishen, former president of Beijing Normal University, suggested to establish a festival day for the Chinese teachers. On January 21, 1985, the ninth session of the Sixth NPC Standing Committee formally decided to fix the September 10 of every year as the Teacher’s Day of the country.

4. China Alzheimer’s Day on Sep 17 中华老年痴呆日
China Senile Dementia Day was inaugurated on 17 September 2007. Since then each year various activities are taken to promote the prevention and cure of senile dementia in China.

5.National Humiliation Day 9.18 中国国耻日
This day falls on 18 September.  China’s National Humiliation Day is set to “Never Forget National Humiliation, Join up for National Rejuvenation”,  in memory of the September 18 Incident in 1931, a major event in Japanese troops’ invasion of China.

6. National Dental Care Day 全国爱牙日
National Dental Care Day, which falls on 20 September every year, was inaugurated  in 1989. Its aim is to promote dental health by spreading some of the many ways and basic knowledge  to prevent dental diseases to the public. It  tries to increase the awareness of dental care among the people.

7. National Defense Education Day 全民国防教育日
National Defense Education Day was inaugurated on 15 September 2001. Now annually the third Saturday is the designated day for National Defense Education.  On this special day, various activities are carried out in China to mark the National Defense Education Day, such as air defense warning will be sounded  together with other safety drills.

8. Beijing Chrysanthemum Cultural Festival 北京菊花文化节
Venue: Beijing Shunyi Fresh Flower Port
Add: Located in Shunyi District’s Yang Town, Beijing
Time: Late September – Mid October
Chrysanthemum Culture Festival uses the combination of indoor scenery and outdoor exhibition. Each year with a unique theme, the festival is aimed at creating a colorful flowers landscape, allow the visitors to appreciate various chrysanthemums, colorful chrysanthemums and elegant aroma of chrysanthemums.

9. White Dew  on Sep 07 白露
The traditional Chinese lunar calendar classifies the year into 24 solar terms. White Dew is the 15th solar term of the year, starting this year on Sept 7. White Dew singals the real starting of cool autumn. The temperature declines gradually.

10. Chinese Farmers’ Harvest Festival 中国农民丰收节
The Chinese Farmers’ Harvest Festival, established in 2018  falls on the annual “Autumn Equinox” ( Sep 23 this year). The establishment of the “Chinese Farmers Harvest Festival” greatly arouses the enthusiasm, initiative and creativity of hundreds of millions of farmers and enhance their sense of honor, happiness and gain.

11. Autumn Equinox 秋分
The mid-point for the autumn season;
The temperature begins to decrease;
Day and night are equally long on the day.

12. Martyrs’ Day 中国烈士纪念日
In August 2014, China’s toplegislature approved September 30 as Martyrs’ Day. It is estimated that China has about 20 million martyrs.

Beijing Weather in Each Month

Beijing in NovemberBeijing in DecemberBeijing January
Beijing in FebruaryBeijing in MarchBeijing in April
Beijing in MayBeijing in JuneBeijing in July
Beijing in AugustBeijing in September Beijing in October

Escorted Beijing Tour in Autumn

Don’t want to go the do-it-yourself tour? No worries, here are some options for guided tours to Beijing for your autumn trip.

Beijing Autumn Tour
Car Rental in Beijing
Beijing Day Tour
Beijing Tour Packages
Great Wall Tour
Beijing Winter Tour
Beijing Tour
China City Tours
China Tour

Further Readings


Best Time to Visit Beijing
How to plan a trip to Beijing

Top 10 Attractions in Beijing
Top 10 Tourist Scams Beijing
How to Visit Forbidden City
How to Visit Temple of Heaven
How to Visit Summer Palace
How to Visit Ming Tombs
How to Visit the Great Wall of China
How to Visit Tiananmen Square
How to Visit Hutongs
How to Visit Olympic Sites

Top 10 Markets in Beijing
Top 10 Shopping Malls in Beijing
Beijing Shopping

Wangfujing Night Snack Street
Qianmen Commercial Street
Beijing Huguosi Street

Any questions, just drop a line.