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Best Time to Visit Xi'an

The best time to visit Xi'an is in spring and autumn when the weather is cool but not too cold. The rainy season occurs from July to September, although there isn't much rain.

Xi'an Weather & Seasons

Xi'an has a pleasant weather most of the time, and you can have Xi'an tour all year around. It features in warm temperate semi-humid continental monsoon climate with distinct four seasons and opportune rainfall.

Compared to the southern area of China, Xi'an is relatively dry. Therefore, when you travel in Xi'an, drinking more water and bringing some body lotions and creams may be helpful. Xi'an has an average temperature of 13°C / 55°F. Maximum temperature reaches over 35 °C / 95°F in July, and minimum temperature can go down to -10 °C / 14°F in winter. Daily temperature differs much between daytime and night. Xi'an receives on average 578 mm (22.8 in) of precipitation annually or 48 mm (1.9 in) each month.

Spring in Xi'an

Spring in Xi'an is warm and comfortable. Temperature ranges between 6°C / 43 °F and 20°C / 68 °F. Plants grow, and flowers bloom. And it is mostly sunny. Spring is one of the best seasons to do your tour in Xi'an and the temperature gradually goes up, as it marches to summer.

What to Wear

It is still cold in the early spring. It is recommended to wear windbreakers, jackets, sweaters, trousers, long sleeve, sweater, and other clothes to keep warm.

Seasonal Activities

Have a leisure walk or biking on the Ancient City Wall to feel more ancient feature of Xi'an. Go for a stroll in Huaqing Pool Garden and the Xi'an Exercise Park to experience the blooming spring of Xi'an.

Xi'an Weather in March Xi'an Weather in April Xi'an Weather in May
Temperature: 8°C / 46°F Temperature: 14°C / 57°F Temperature: 20°C / 68°F
High Temperature: 12°C / 54°F High Temperature: 20°C /68°F High Temperature: 26°C /78°F
Low Temperature: 0°C / 32°F Low Temperature: 8°C / 46°F Low Temperature: 14°C / 57°F
Average AQI: 130 Average AQI: 104 Average AQI: 102
Humidity: 46% Humidity: 46% Humidity: 53%
Rainy Days: 3 days Rainy Days: 4 days Rainy Days: 6 days
Sunrise: 06:00 ~ 06:48 Sunrise: 05:16 ~ 05:59 Sunrise: 04:48 ~ 05:15
Sunset: 18:06 ~ 18:37 Sunset: 18:38 ~ 19:08 Sunset: 19:09 ~ 19:37

Summer in Xi'an

Summer in Xi'an is relatively hot. The average temperature is between 15 °C / 59 °F and 26 °C / 79 °F. It is cool in the early morning and evening but pretty hot in other daytime. There is much rainfall during July and August, covering about 37% of the whole year. Ultraviolet rays are strong. The maximum temperature can reach 34 °C (93 °F). So you are advised to pack sunglasses, sunscreen cream and umbrella with you.

What to Wear

It is recommended to wear sun block shirt, sunhat, sunglasses, cotton and linen shirts, thin skirts, thin T-shirts and other breathable clothes. It rather rains or pretty sunny, and it is suggested to take some suncream and an umbrella with you.

Seasonal Activities

Summer is hot, but there is a best place to cool down - Xi'an Natatorium which is newly decorated, and well-equipped. Besides, tasting the delicious local food in Muslim Quarter is a cool go. Also, you can visit the Terracotta Warriors and Horses to see the magnificent project of Qin Shihuang – the first emperor in Chinese history. And you can go to Shaanxi History Museum to enjoy the priceless cultural relics.

Xi'an Weather in June Xi'an Weather in July Xi'an Weather in August
Temperature: 24°C / 75°F Temperature: 26°C / 79°F Temperature: 25°C / 77°F
High Temperature: 30°C / 86°F High Temperature: 31°C / 88°F High Temperature: 30°C / 86°F
Low Temperature: 19°C / 66°F Low Temperature: 22°C / 72°F Low Temperature: 21°C / 70°F
Average AQI: 93 Average AQI: 79 Average AQI: 70
Humidity: 61% Humidity: 75% Humidity: 77%
Rainy Days: 10 days Rainy Days: 14 days Rainy Days: 12 days
Sunrise: 04:45 ~ 04:49 Sunrise: 04:49 ~ 05:12 Sunrise: 05:12 ~ 05:41
Sunset: 19:37 ~ 19:47 Sunset: 19:30 ~ 19:47 Sunset: 18:49 ~ 19:29


Autumn is the best time to visit Xi'an, and September to November is cool and comfortable. Temperature ranges between 10 °C / 50 °F and 23 °C / 73 °F. But the temperature at noon and at night varies a lot.

What to Wear

It is recommended to wear shirts, long skirts and thin sweaters, windbreakers, casual clothes, jackets, suits, etc.

Seasonal Activities

Biking on the Ancient City Wall is the best experience in Autumn. It's cool and pleasant. Besides, Mid-Autumn Day gives you a chance to celebrate an authentic festival in China and try the moon cakes. moreover, Giant Wild Goose Pagoda is really beautiful and looks solemn under the clear blue sky, where you can learn more about the legendary story of Xuan Zang, a famous monk in China.

Xi'an Weather in September Xi'an Weather in October Xi'an Weather in November
Temperature: 20°C / 68°F Temperature: 13°C / 55°F Temperature: 5°C / 41°F
High Temperature: 26°C / 79°F High Temperature: 19°C / 66°F High Temperature: 10°C / 50°F
Low Temperature: 15°C / 59°F Low Temperature: 8°C / 46°F Low Temperature: 0°C / 32°F
Average AQI: 50 Average AQI: 67 Average AQI: 105
Humidity: 68% Humidity: 61% Humidity: 57%
Rainy Days: 8 days Rainy Days: 5 days Rainy Days: 5 days
Sunrise: 05:42 ~ 06:09 Sunrise: 06:10 ~ 06:41 Sunrise: 06:42 ~ 07:15
Sunset: 18:00 ~ 18:47 Sunset: 17:15 ~ 17:58 Sunset: 16:50 ~ 17:13

Winter in Xi'an

Winter in Northern China is usually cold and dry. And there is no exception in Xi'an. Daily temperature is between 0 °C / 32 °F and 12 °C / 54 °F. The extreme temperature can drop down below -10 °C. In winter, you have the chance to go further to the outskirts of Xi'an and enjoy the snowscape since it barely snows in the city area.

What to Wear

It is recommended to wear overcoats, sweaters, winter coat, woolen jacket, gloves, down jacket and scarfs to keep warm. The AQI is occasionally over 100 because of the dry weather. It is suggested to wear a mask when you have an outdoor activity.

Seasonal Activities

Some winter programs will be held on the Ancient City Wall and Tang Paradise. And the Christmas and new year time in Xi'an is also very interesting. You can also go to the Bell Tower to hear the tone for the new year. Otherwise you can go to Mount Huashan which is about 120km away from Xi'an city and enjoy the snowscape there.

Xi'an Weather in December Xi'an Weather in January Xi'an Weather in February
Temperature: -2°C / 28°F Temperature: -4°C /25°F Temperature: -1°C /30°F
High Temperature: 4°C / 39°F High Temperature: 2°C / 36°F High Temperature: 5°C / 41°F
Low Temperature: -6°C / 21°F Low Temperature: -9°C / 16°F Low Temperature: -6°C / 21°F
Average AQI: 72 Average AQI: 77 Average AQI: 79
Humidity: 49% Humidity: 44% Humidity: 44%
Rainy Days: 2 days Rainy Days: 2 days Rainy Days: 2 days
Sunrise: 07:16 ~ 07:36 Sunrise: 07:25 ~ 07:36 Sunrise: 06:49 ~ 07:22
Sunset: 16:50 ~ 16:59 Sunset: 16:59 ~ 17:32 Sunset: 17:33 ~ 18:05

How to Plan Your Xi'an Tour

As the ancient capital city of China for 13 dynasties, ruled by 73 emperors, Xi'an has left massive cultural heritages and relics for you to explore. Within about two days, you can finish visiting the main sites, which include the incredible man-made wonder, the Terracotta Warriors, the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, and the Muslim Quarter where you can get to try the local cuisines. Besides, biking around the Ancient City Wall and tracing back the history at Shaanxi History Museum and watching the Tang Dynasty Show, all of these activities are definitely unmissable for your stay in Xi'an. Now, it is available to have 144 hours Visa-Free Transit in Xi'an, and you can go for a history and culture tour or photography tour to explore all the stunning attractions in the city even without applying for a visa.

If you have more time, you can head to Luoyang, Hukou Waterfall, and the famous Mt. Huashan, which is about 120km away from the city area. Besides, you can start your silk road trip from the terminal Xi'an and travel along the route Marco Polo has visited, or you can regard Xi'an as your midway in China and start your trip from Beijing, Shanghai and even Lhasa to the west of Xi'an. China Discovery has designed many classic China tour packages including Xi'an for you.

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