Best Time to Visit Chongqing

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Plan your Chongqing tour? Chongqing is one of the four municipalities in southwestern China. Chongqing boasts rich tourist resources in terms of history, culture, art and natural landscape.

As one of the “Three Furnaces”, summer in Chongqing can be extremely hot and humid. Chongqing has a humid subtropical climate, with the two-season monsoonal variations typical of South Asia.

When planning a Chongqing Tour, one of the frequently asked questions likely to torment you is “When is the best time to visit Chongqing?”

Best Time to Visit Chongqing

The best time for traveling to Chongqing is from March to June and from September to November. Try to avoid the period of muggy summer and foggy winter.

Well, it also depends on your budget, tolerance for large crowds and your personal interests. We’ve rounded up some practical some information on each season helping you plan your trip to Chongqing.

Chongqing in Spring (March to May)

Spring (March to May) temperatures in Chongqing are the most favourable for tourists, but sometimes the city falls under heavy fog during this period, which can become quite dull and depressing.

When spring and summer meet, it often rains at night. Spring is the season when the orange blossoms bloom.

Chongqing in Summer (June – August)

Chongqing weather is well-known for its hot summers and the city is dubbed as one of “the three furnace cities”. There are also heavy fogs in summer.

It is really not a good time for you to visit Chongqing in this season, unless you can bear the hot weather. Wear light clothing such as T-shirts, shorts and sandals if you come in summer. Remember to bring your umbrella, sunglasses, and suntan lotion to avoid the heat of the “burning furnace”.

Chongqing in Autumn (September to November)

Chongqing autumn is cool, foggy and sometimes rainy. In the fall, the oranges are ripe, and create a riot of colors along the riverbanks.

You are kindly advised to skip over China National Holiday in October when you plan your Chongqing Tours, since there are so many people during that time.

Chongqing in Winter (December to February)

The temperature in Chongqing winter usually around 6°C and there’s no snow in winter. It rarely get very cold, but the fog can be quite heavy at times.

Although winter months (December to February) are still relatively mild, it is also a good idea to bring some warm clothes while visiting the city, particularly when the mercury drops as the sun goes down.

Tip:  Hassle-free Chongqing 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 Chongqing Guided Tours:

Chongqing Tour
Chongqing 3 Day Classic Tour
Chongqing Car Rental
Chongqing One Day Highlight Tour
Chongqing Dazu Grottoes Day Tour
Chongqing Yangtze River Yichang Classic 4 Day Tour

Further Readings


Top 10 Attractions in Chongqing
Best Time to Visit Chongqing
Ciqikou Old Town
Flying Tigers Museum
Yangtze River Cruise Daily Schedule – Victoria Cruises
Zhazidong prison, the site of Zhazidong Prison
Three Gorges Museum
Chongqing People’ Hall

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One Response to “Best Time to Visit Chongqing”

  1. Heather Y. Roberts says:

    Chongqing…Introduction…Full travel information of Chongqing…Font size ……… During the Zhou Dynasty 11th-221 BC the Ba Kingdom was founded in this area and Jiangzhou the ancient name of Chongqing was built as the capital.

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