Visit Shanghai in October (Weather, Wear and Tips)

Plan your Shanghai tour in October?  You have chosen one of the best months to travel Shanghai. Shanghai’s autumn starts from early October, the most comfortable season, generally neither too hot nor too cold with little rain.

Like Beijing, Shanghai gets very crowded and busy during public holidays. You are kindly advised to skip over the week-long holiday ( October 01 through 07 ) – China National Day.

The Bund in Shanghai

For autumn-leaf viewers, though in the later October you will feel the autumn hues in Shanghai, the better time for autumn leaf peeping falls between early November, and later November being regarded as the best. So you won’t expect a colorful Shanghai in October.

The Weather in October in Shanghai

Shanghai’s average temperature in October varies between 23℃ and 15℃.  The daily temperature for most of the days in October is comfortably above 20℃ during the day, but in the evening you will feel chilly with temperature a bit over 10℃.

Luckily you won’t expect much rain since October is not the raining season in Shanghai. For most of the days you will see the blue sky and white clouds.

Historical Weather Data for October in Shanghai

Shanghai’s historical daily weather data is a useful tool to schedule your coming trip to Shanghai, helping you decide what to dress and what to visit.

DateAverage HighAverage LowExtreme HighExtreme Low
Oct 0125℃18℃33℃(1977)12℃(1957)
Oct 0225℃18℃34℃(2002)11℃(1969)
Oct 0325℃17℃31℃(1977)10℃(1956)
Oct 0424℃18℃31℃(1987)10℃(1972)
Oct 0524℃17℃28℃(2002)9℃(1963)
Oct 0624℃16℃30℃(1987)11℃(1957)
Oct 0724℃16℃31℃(1959)10℃(1992)
Oct 0824℃16℃31℃(1959)9℃(1969)
Oct 0924℃16℃32℃(1959)9℃(1981)
Oct 1024℃16℃30℃(1987)8℃(1954)
Oct 1123℃16℃29℃(1957)9℃(1952)
Oct 1224℃16℃32℃(1957)9℃(1952)
Oct 1323℃16℃29℃(1957)8℃(1963)
Oct 1423℃16℃28℃(1977)8℃(1965)
Oct 1523℃15℃29℃(1951)8℃(1962)
Oct 1623℃15℃30℃(1951)8℃(1952)
Oct 1723℃15℃28℃(2002)9℃(1963)
Oct 1822℃14℃29℃(1982)7℃(1963)
Oct 1922℃14℃29℃(1997)8℃(1957)
Oct 2022℃14℃29℃(1997)8℃(1953)
Oct 2122℃14℃30℃(1959)7℃(1963)
Oct 2221℃13℃27℃(1997)5℃(1972)
Oct 2322℃14℃27℃(1977)5℃(1981)
Oct 2421℃14℃27℃(1977)4℃(1981)
Oct 2521℃13℃27℃(1977)5℃(1981)
Oct 2621℃13℃28℃(2003)4℃(1951)
Oct 2721℃12℃26℃(1979)2℃(1991)
Oct 2821℃12℃26℃(1979)3℃(1966)
Oct 2921℃12℃29℃(1979)2℃(1978)
Oct 3021℃11℃27℃(1979)3℃(1978)
Oct 3120℃12℃28℃(1979)4℃(1952)

What to Wear and Pack in October in Shanghai

For the average above-20℃ temperature during the day in October, you are dressed lightly – T-shirts, or long-sleeved shirts and thin pants or jeans.

For the average 15℃-evenings, you are  suggested to wear leisure jackets, suits,  thin sweaters or pants or jeans.

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 the later October in Shanghai you will feel the autumn hues with some tree leaves turning partially 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.

October is a good time to taste the delicious live fresh water crab.

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.

October Events, Holidays & Festivals

National Day (October 01 – 07)
It is the most essential holiday for celebrating the anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949.

People are entitled to a 7-day holiday by moving the prior weekend and the upcoming one together with these 3 official paid-day off. Try to avoid visiting Shanghai during the week-long holiday.

The Chinese Men’s Health Day
The Chinese Men’s Health Day falls on 28 October which first held in the year 2008.  People will take part in a variety of activities in the city of Shanghai to mark the special day.

Hassle-free Shanghai Guided Tours

If you don’t want to do a self-guided tour and prefer the hassle-free escorted tours,  here are some options for guided tours to Shanghai:

Shanghai Tour
Shanghai Day Tour
Shanghai Multi-Day Tour
Shanghai Evening Tour
Shanghai Cruise Port ( Transfer& Excursions )
Shanghai Beijing Tour
Shanghai Xian Tour
Shanghai Car Rental with Driver

Further Readings

Top 10 Attractions in Shanghai
Shanghai’s Top 10 Iconic Landmarks
Top 10 Markets in Shanghai
Top 10 Shopping Malls in Shanghai
Top 10 Things to Do at night in Shanghai
Best Places for Autumn Leaves in Shanghai
Top 10 Things to Do in Winter in Shanghai
Top 10 Souvenirs in Shanghai
Top 10 Photo Spots in Shanghai
10 Non-Touristy Things to Do in Shanghai
Huangpu River Cruise Ticket Booking (Tickets, Photos and Map)
Shanghai Cherry Blossom Festival

How to Plan a Trip to Shanghai
How to Visit Shanghai on a Budget
Where to stay in Shanghai
Shanghai Layout, the city layout of Shanghai
Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station
Public Transportation at Shanghai Pudong International Airport
Shanghai Hongqiao Airport, Hongqiao Airport Shanghai
Shanghai Hop On Hop Off
Ferry from the Bund to Pudong
The highest al fresco dining venue in China
Feeling Chinese New Year’s Atmosphere in Shanghai
Night walk along Nanjing Road in Shanghai
Top family-friendly spots to visit in Shanghai
Doing things the local way in Shanghai
How to Visit Wuzhen Water Town from Hangzhou and Shanghai
Shopping in Pudong Shanghai
Top 10 Shanghai Classic Vegetarian Restaurants
The Bund at Night pictures
Beijing Shanghai high speed rail
Ticket Booking for Beijing Shanghai High Speed Rail
Top 10 Shanghai Budget Hotels
Top 10 Shanghai Luxury Hotels
Top 10 Shanghai Boutique Hotels

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