Visit Beijing in September

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Plan your Beijing tours? September is the best visiting time in Beijing – not very hot, not so dry 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℃.

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.

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.

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 temperature difference in Autumn. comfortable sport shoes, rubber soled shoes for hiking. In afternoon, sometimes the autumn sunlight could be very strong, get ready for sunglasses, sunscreen and sun hat.

Historical Weather 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 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.

Date Average high Average low Precipitation Extreme High Extreme low
Sep 01 29℃ 19℃ 3mm 35℃(2002) 13℃(1979)
Sep 02 28℃ 18℃ 3mm 34℃(1992) 10℃(1979)
Sep 03 28℃ 18℃ 3mm 33℃(1992) 13℃(1979)
Sep 04 28℃ 17℃ 2mm 32℃(1963) 12℃(1966)
Sep 05 28℃ 17℃ 2mm 32℃(1993) 12℃(2002)
Sep 06 28℃ 17℃ 3mm 32℃(1993) 11℃(1957)
Sep 07 27℃ 17℃ 2mm 33℃(1999) 11℃(1976)
Sep 08 27℃ 16℃ 2mm 32℃(1999) 9℃(1951)
Sep 09 27℃ 16℃ 1mm 33℃(2007) 11℃(1957)
Sep 10 27℃ 16℃ 2mm 33℃(2007) 8℃(1967)
Sep 11 27℃ 16℃ 1mm 32℃(1998) 7℃(1967)
Sep 12 27℃ 15℃ 1mm 32℃(1999) 10℃(1957)
Sep 13 27℃ 15℃ 1mm 34℃(2003) 8℃(1967)
Sep 14 26℃ 15℃ 3mm 32℃(1962) 10℃(1975)
Sep 15 26℃ 15℃ 3mm 32℃(1954) 8℃(1974)
Sep 16 26℃ 15℃ 3mm 34℃(2000) 7℃(1974)
Sep 17 26℃ 14℃ 4mm 32℃(2006) 6℃(1974)
Sep 18 26℃ 14℃ 2mm 34℃(2006) 6℃(1974)
Sep 19 25℃ 14℃ 0mm 31℃(1987) 6℃(1974)
Sep 20 25℃ 14℃ 3mm 31℃(1960) 6℃(1977)
Sep 21 25℃ 13℃ 1mm 30℃(2007) 5℃(1977)
Sep 22 26℃ 14℃ 1mm 33℃(1996) 7℃(1977)
Sep 23 25℃ 13℃ 2mm  31℃(2002) 4℃(1980)
Sep 24 25℃ 13℃ 1mm 30℃(1965) 6℃(1957)
Sep 25 24℃ 13℃ 2mm 31℃(1981) 5℃(1957)
Sep 26 23℃ 12℃ 2mm 30℃(1998) 5℃(1956)
Sep 27 24℃ 12℃ 2mm 28℃(1966) 6℃(1965)
Sep 28 23℃ 11℃ 3mm 29℃(1977) 4℃(1968)
Sep 29 23℃ 11℃ 1mm 30℃(1965) 5℃(1968)
Sep 30 24℃ 12℃ 2mm 30℃(1965) 6℃(1951)


September Events, Holidays & Festivals

September is the best visiting time in Beijing – not very hot, not so dry 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
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 festivial 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.National Humiliation Day 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.

5. China Open 中国网球公开赛
Venue:  China National Tennis Center (Beijing)
Time: Sept 22 – Oct 06
Add: No.2 Lincui Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing
Tickets: 400-707-6666
VIP Customer: Mobile: 13671172352
Official Website:

6. China Alzheimer’s Day 中国老年痴呆防治日
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.

7. 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.

8. 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.

9. 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. Eacy 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.

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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

06611Tip:  Hassle-free Beijing Guided Tours
If you don’t want to go the do-it-yourself route and prefer the hassle-free escorted tours,  here are some options for guided tours to Beijing:

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

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