Visit Beijing in October

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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.

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 ).

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!

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. So be mindful of the temperture difference in Autumn.

Comfortabel sportshoes, rubber soled shoes for hiking. In afternoon, sometimes the autumn sunlight could be very strong, get ready for sunglasses, suncream 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.

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Date Average high Average low Precipitation Extreme High Extreme low
Oct 01 22℃ 12℃ 1mm 30℃(1966) 5℃(1967)
Oct 02 22℃ 11℃ 2mm 30℃(2006) 3℃(1969)
Oct 03 22℃ 11℃ 2mm 30℃(2006) 4℃(1969)
Oct 04 23℃ 10℃ 1mm 31℃(2006) 2℃(1954)
Oct 05 22℃ 10℃ 1mm 29℃(1990) 3℃(1971)
Oct 06 22℃ 10℃ 2mm 29℃(1951) 5℃(1995)
Oct 07 22℃ 10℃ 0mm 29℃(1951)     4℃(1977)
Oct 08 22℃ 10℃ 1mm             29℃(1979) 1℃(1955)
Oct 09 21℃ 10℃ 0mm 29℃(1951) 4℃(1974)
Oct 10 21℃ 10℃ 1mm 27℃(1979) 2℃(1955)
Oct 11       20℃ 9℃ 2mm 25℃(1975) 1℃(1952)
Oct 12 20℃             9℃            1mm 25℃(1991) 1℃(1952)
Oct 13 20℃ 8℃ 1mm 28℃(1990) 2℃(2000)
Oct 14 19℃ 8℃ 1mm 26℃(2008) 2℃(1973)
Oct 15 20℃ 8℃ 1mm 27℃(1957) -2℃(1962)
Oct 16 19℃ 7℃ 0mm 26℃(2008) -1℃(1960)
Oct 17 19℃ 7℃ 0mm 24℃(1953) -1℃(1957)
Oct 18 19℃ 7℃ 1mm 26℃(1965) 0℃(1968)
Oct 19 18℃ 7℃ 1mm 27℃(1997) 2℃(1956)
Oct 20 18℃ 7℃ 0mm 29℃(1997) 1℃(1991)
Oct 21 18℃ 6℃ 1mm 25℃(1989) -1℃(1979)
Oct 22 18℃ 6℃ 1mm 25℃(1967) -2℃(1972)
Oct 23 17℃ 6℃ 1mm 24℃(1985) -3℃(1974)
Oct 24 16℃ 6℃ 1mm 23℃(2005) -1℃(1982)
Oct 25 16℃ 5℃ 1mm 23℃(1995) -1℃(1956)
Oct 26 16℃ 5℃ 0mm 24℃(1979) -1℃(1952)
Oct 27 16℃ 5℃ 1mm 24℃(1965) -1℃(1958)
Oct 28 16℃ 4℃ 1mm 24℃(1979) -2℃(2002)
Oct 29 16℃ 4℃ 1mm 22℃(2006) -3℃(2002)
Oct 30 16℃ 4℃ 0mm 23℃(1971) -4℃(1986)
Oct 31 15℃ 4℃ 0mm 23℃(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 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. Avoid visiting Beijing and China during the week-long holiday.

Annual Events and Festivals
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


Beijing Weather in Each Month

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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
Beijing Highlight Day Tour from US$59 P/P
(Tiananmen + Forbidden City + Mutianyu Great Wall)
Beijing Classic City Tour from US$65 P/P
(Tiananmen + Forbidden City + Temple of Heaven + Summer Palace)
Beijing Excursion Tour from US$59 P/P
(Mutianyu Great Wall + Ming Tomb)
Beijing Hutong Highlight Tour from US$59 P/P
( Hutong + Rickshaw)

Mutianyu Great Wall Half Day Tour from US$55 p/p
Hike from Jiankou to Mutianyu Great Wall Day Tour from US$69 p/p

Mutianyu Great Wall Layover Tour from US$65 p/p
Beijing Highlight Layover Tour from US$75 p/p

Further Readings


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.

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4 Responses to “Visit Beijing in October”

  1. ken cassinelli says:

    how much does it cost the tickect to visit the Great Wall?

  2. Daniel says:

    Dear ken cassinelli,

    Basically the entry ticket costs RMB 45. For more information on how to visit the Great Wall around Beijing, please check out the following:

    http://www.tour-beijing.com/blog/china-travel/great-wall-of-china/tips-for-visiting-the-great-wall-of-china-around-beijing

    Have a nice time in Beijing!

  3. MICHELE says:

    Really is it hard to visit the city during October National holyday ? Long lines ? Crowded transportation ?
    Thank you. Tiennamen square will be closed during National Holiday week ?

  4. Daniel says:

    Dear Michele,

    Yes, there are hordes of domestic tourists during the national holiday. Tiananmen Square will be still open during the holiday! Have a nice time in Beijing!

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