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Best time to visit Lijiang, China

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The best time to visit Lijiang is April

Based on a number of criteria such as the weather conditions, cost of flights and hotels, peak travel seasons and much more, April is the best time to go to Lijiang.

In the summer months, temperatures tend to get to a maximum of around 35℃ (94℉). In the winter months, it can get down to as low as 5℃ (40℉) at night.

The longest days between sunrise and sunset in Lijiang are usually in May, so if you want to get the most out of your daytime activities, be sure to plan your visit around this time. You don’t want to get wet on your holiday, do you? Well if you’re trying to avoid the rain, then steer clear of Lijiang in July. Head over there in February instead if you want to increase your chances of not being rained on.

Learn more about when to travel to Lijiang, the monthly weather breakdown, FAQs and much more below. Once you’ve decided when you want to go, use our handy tools to find the best prices to suit your budget on flights, transport/transfers, places to stay, and loads more!

Warmest month

May

Least rainfall

February

Most daylight

May

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Lijiang seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Lijiang as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Lijiang is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

Season Months
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Lijiang

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Lijiang for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Lijiang climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Lijiang for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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NOV
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Lijiang in January

  • Average temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average high temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average low temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 36mm (1") over 11 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Lijiang in January, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Lijiang in February

  • Average temperature: 15℃ (60℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average low temperature: 8℃ (47℉)
  • Average humidity: 59%
  • Average sunny days: 22 days
  • Average rainfall: 9mm (0") over 5 days
22 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Lijiang in February, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings, and t-shirts and light gear for the daytime.


Lijiang in March

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (54℉)
  • Average humidity: 48%
  • Average sunny days: 21 days
  • Average rainfall: 19mm (1") over 8 days
21 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Lijiang in March, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Lijiang in April

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (60℉)
  • Average humidity: 55%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 43mm (2") over 15 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Lijiang in April, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Lijiang in May

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average humidity: 64%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 53mm (2") over 18 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Lijiang in May, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Lijiang in June

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 4 days
  • Average rainfall: 93mm (4") over 25 days
4 days
of pure sunshine
25 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Lijiang in June, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Lijiang in July

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average humidity: 84%
  • Average sunny days: 4 days
  • Average rainfall: 119mm (5") over 25 days
4 days
of pure sunshine
25 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Lijiang in July, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Lijiang in August

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 4 days
  • Average rainfall: 84mm (3") over 24 days
4 days
of pure sunshine
24 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Lijiang in August, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Lijiang in September

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (62℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 57mm (2") over 21 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
21 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Lijiang in September, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.

Lijiang in October

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average low temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 63mm (2") over 19 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Lijiang in October, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Lijiang in November

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (51℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 18mm (1") over 11 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Lijiang in November, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Lijiang in December

  • Average temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average high temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average low temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 26mm (1") over 8 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Lijiang in December, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Lijiang is usually May, where temperatures tend to rise to around 29℃ (85℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Lijiang is generally around February. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in February first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Lijiang is generally around July, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of July too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Lijiang, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in May are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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