COVID-19 (Coronavirus) may impact your travel plans and the data on our site. Stay safe, and always check official travel advice before you book.

Best time to visit Xi’An, China

Our verdict

The best time to visit Xi'An 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 Xi'An.

In the height of summer, temperatures in Xi'An can reach a maximum of 37℃ (98℉). In the winter, temperatures can get down to 4℃ (39℉) around January.

The days are longest in Xi'An in August, so if you want to see the sights during the day when the sun is up for the longest time, it’s best to visit around that time of year. May sees the most amount of rain in a month if you’re ok with chancing getting drenched, so if you’re looking to stay dry, visit in February instead.

Find out everything you need to know about when to visit Xi'An below, including detailed information about the weather and tools to help you find the best prices and book your trip.

Warmest month

August

Least rainfall

February

Most daylight

August

Xi'An seasons

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

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

Average temperatures in Xi'An

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 Xi'An 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.

Xi'An 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 Xi'An 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.

Jump to:

JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Xi'An in January

  • Average temperature: 11℃ (51℉)
  • Average high temperature: 15℃ (60℉)
  • Average low temperature: 7℃ (44℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 64mm (3") over 12 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

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


Xi'An in February

  • Average temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average high temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (49℉)
  • Average humidity: 82%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 52mm (2") over 13 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Xi'An in February, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Xi'An in March

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 55mm (2") over 15 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Xi'An in March, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Xi'An in April

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (69℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 67mm (3") over 14 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Xi'An 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.


Xi'An in May

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 107mm (4") over 13 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Xi'An in May, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Xi'An in June

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 33℃ (91℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 75mm (3") over 16 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Xi'An in June, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Xi'An in July

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average high temperature: 34℃ (93℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 68mm (3") over 16 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Xi'An in July, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Xi'An in August

  • Average temperature: 29℃ (83℉)
  • Average high temperature: 34℃ (93℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 85mm (3") over 17 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Xi'An in August, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Xi'An in September

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (88℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 94mm (4") over 17 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Xi'An in September, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays pretty warm most of the time.

Xi'An in October

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 79mm (3") over 12 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Xi'An 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.


Xi'An in November

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 55mm (2") over 12 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

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


Xi'An in December

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average high temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (47℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 79mm (3") over 14 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

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


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Xi'An is usually August, where temperatures tend to rise to around 34℃ (93℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Xi'An 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 Xi'An is generally around May, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of May too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Xi'An, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in August are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

Xi'An map