When is the best time to visit Guilin?

Guilin, China’s most picturesque City, has been a destination for travelers and an inspiration for poets and artists for thousands of years.Guilin has a subtropical monsoon climate with four distinct seasons and high humidity. Summer is humid and hot. Winter is cold and damp. Spring and autumn are short and warm. The weather is relatively mild and comfortable.

When planning your Guilin tour, one of the frequently asked questions likely to tantalize you is “When is the best time to visit Guilin?”Though Guilin is suitable for traveling all year round, and the Li River is beautiful in all four seasons, the most popular traveling time is from April until October.

best time to visit Guilin

Guilin in Spring

Spring in Guilin is warm with some rain. It is a sea of flowers. On rainy days, the rivers, pinnacles and the city itself can be shrouded in mist, which is especially charming.The temperature averages at about 10 ℃(50 ºF). Sometimes, there is some light rain, which brings some mystery and enchantment to the city. Travelers need to wear long-sleeved T-shirts, light sweaters and pants.

Guilin in Summer

Summer in Guilin is hot and humid, but the beauty to be found outdoors is quite adequate compensation. July is the hottest in summer.In Guilin, the rainy season falls in summer, concentrating mainly in May, June, July and August, with the annual precipitation of about 1,000 mm, occupying 50% of the total. The temperature can reach to 30ºC (86ºF). Though it is hot and humid, appreciating the scenery of Guilin in the rain and mist, you will feel as if you were in a misty wonderland. During this season, tourists should wear shorts and short-sleeved T-shirts. Besides, it’s necessary to bring raincoats, umbrellas and sun block with them during this period.

Guilin in Autumn

Autumn in Guilin is beautiful. The Guilin Climate in autumn is most comfortable for traveling. So there are always many people there in fall. Boating on the beautiful river, tourists can see the whole of the beautiful natural scenery reflected in the limpid water, such as the green mountains on both sides of the river. Traveling to Guilin in autumn, long-sleeved coats, T-shirts and light sweaters are enough.

Guilin in Winter

Winter is relatively a low season for tourism in Guilin. But it is still very beautiful in this season. The vegetation is green. Winter is chilly and humid in Guilin, which is the coldest period of Guilin all over the year, with the average temperature of about  8 ℃( 46.4 ºF). There is hardly any snow in Guilin. Winter is the low tourist season of Guilin, thus, due to the fewer crowds, traveling to Guilin during this period of year can be convenient and some money can be saved.

Guilin Average Climate by Month

 

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

High (ºC)

12

13

18

23

28

32

34

34

32

27

21

15

Low (ºC)

6

8

12

17

17

21

24

26

25

23

18

13

Rain (mm)

53.34

88.9

129.54

256.54

358.14

345.44

223.52

175.26

78.74

91.44

71.12

48.26

High (ºF)

53

55

63

73

82

88

92

92

88

79

69

59

Low (ºF)

42

45

52

61

61

69

75

78

77

72

64

54

Rain (in)

2.1

3.5

5.1

10.1

14.1

13.6

8.8

6.9

3.1

3.6

2.8

1.9