Plan your Shanghai tour in November? November is a transition month from the colorful autumn to the bleak winter in Shanghai. For an avid leaf peeper, November is the good time to catch the autumn hues in Shanghai.
It is getting colder in the later half November and the tourist volume is getting thinner. Some of the hotels start to offer low season discounts.
The Weather in November in Shanghai
Lying on the southeast coastal area of China, Shanghai has a humid subtropical monsoon climate with four distinct seasons. Shanghai sees November a transition month from the colorful autumn to the cold winter. It blows northwest wind, dry and cold.
Shanghai’s average temperature in November varies between 9℃ and 17℃. There is a big temperature difference between day and night. Dress properly on your Shanghai trip.
Historical Weather Data for November in Shanghai
Shanghai’s historical daily weather data is very useful in planning your wonderful trip to Shanghai, facilitating your decision on what to dress and what to visit.
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What to Wear
During the day we suggest you prepare for the outfits like jackets, jeans, overcoat, thin sweater or light winter clothes. During night, you should put on more like knit wear, even light down jacket because sometimes it is cold and humid in the evening.
The transition November can be a bit unpredictable and just keep an eye the online weather report before your departure.
Where to Stay
Shanghai is one of the world’s largest metropolitan cities. The huge city offers you plentiful hotel choices from luxury international brand hotels to budget hostel.
Your hotel selection is also affected by the location you are going to choose. People prefer a convenient hotel in terms of its proximity to subways, shopping centers and attractions you are going to visit.
So first of all, you need to acquaint yourself with the basic knowledge of the district and neighbourhood you are going to stay and your hotel should be close to a metro line, shopping malls, etc.
Shanghai is mainly divided into 16 districts (8 urban districts and 8 suburban districts). Each district has its own core city. If you are on a leisure trip to Shanghai, you expect to stay in one of the 8 urban districts.
The 8 districts are all located in Puxi – to the west bank of Huangpu River while Pudong New District is located to the east bank of Huangpu River. The Pudong New Area is full of highrises, not suitable for leisure travelers.
8 Urban Districts
Jing’an District (静安区)
Huangpu District (黄浦区)
Xuhui District (徐汇区)
Changning District (长宁区)
Putuo District (普陀区)
Zhabei District (闸北区)
Hongkou District (虹口区)
Yangpu District (杨浦区)
8 Suburban Districts
Pudong New District (浦东新区)
Baoshan District (宝山区)
Minhang District (闵行区)
Jiading District (嘉定区)
Jinshan District (金山区)
Songjiang District (松江区)
Qingpu District (青浦区)
Fengxian District (奉贤区）
Basically people would arrange their hotels in one of the 8 Urban Districts. But for business travelers, Pudong New District is also a good option too.
For more information on each district and its hotel choices, check out the link Where to Stay in Shanghai.
Where to See
As you know, Shanghai is cut into two parts by Huangpu River: Pudong ( to the east of Huangpu River ) and Puxi ( to the west of the Huangpu River ). Most of the historical and scenic sites in shanghai are in Puxi while Pudong is the new development area peppered with numerous futuristic high-rise buildings.
If it is your first time to visit Shanghai, we are happy to present you our version of Top 10 Things to Do in Shanghai for your reference. You are kindly advised to visit Shanghai per your personal taste. Hope our Top 10 Things to Do in Shanghai will be helpful in planning your Shanghai trip. Check out the link – Top 10 Attractions in Shanghai.
In November you will still feel the autumn hues with tree leaves turning red, brown and yellow. The best time to see maple and ginkgo autumn leaves starts late November through mid-December. Check out Top Places for Autumn Leaves in Shanghai for more information.
What to Eat
Shanghai has a good reputation in Chinese gourmet circles, and boasts one of China’s most characteristic and distinctive cuisines.
You can appreciate the beautiful scenery and enjoy the local food culture as well during your Shanghai tour.
Shanghai cuisine, collecting the traditional of old Shanghai and the fad of new Shanghai, is a place gathering all kinds of snacks such as Nanxiang Xiaolongbao (Steamed Pork Dumplings), a must you should taste on your Shanghai trip.
Nanxiang Xiaolongbao is a traditional snack of Nanxiang Town with a history of more than 100 years. It is deeply popular with the tourists both home and abroad for its thin skin, much stuffing, fresh flavour. You can find Nanxiang Xiaolongbao in many places in Shanghai.
We’ve rounded up the top 10 best restaurants in Shanghai, so get ready to have a bite! Please check out Top 10 Best Restaurants in Shanghai and Top 10 Shanghai Classic Vegetarian Restaurants for more information.
November Events, Holidays & Festivals
Annual Events and Festivals
1. China Journalists’ Day
China Journalists’Day falls on 08 December which was inaugurated in the year 2000. It is one of three holidays marked for professions in China. Journalists still work on this special day just as nurses and teachers on their own holidays.
This day falls on 9 November which was inaugurated in March,1992
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