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Best time to visit Zhangjiajie, China

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The best time to visit Zhangjiajie is May

While Zhangjiajie is a popular destination to visit all year round, May is the ideal time to go due to a number of factors such as the climate, cost of travel and accommodation, as well as avoiding peak holiday periods.

In summer, the average maximum temperature is around 30℃ (87℉), but temperatures can sometimes reach as high as 32℃ (90℉) on the hottest days of the year. The weather in the winter, especially around January, can reach a minimum of -5℃ (23℉).

The days are longest in Zhangjiajie in July, 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. 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 Zhangjiajie in June. Head over there in December instead if you want to increase your chances of not being rained on.

Continue reading to find out more about when to visit Zhangjiajie, including the climate, seasonal info, what to pack, FAQs, and the best tools to help you plan and book your next vacation.

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

December

Most daylight

July

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Zhangjiajie seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Zhangjiajie as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Zhangjiajie 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 Zhangjiajie

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 Zhangjiajie 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.

Zhangjiajie 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 Zhangjiajie 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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Zhangjiajie in January

  • Average temperature: 4℃ (38℉)
  • Average high temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average low temperature: 0℃ (32℉)
  • Average humidity: 68%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 47mm (2") over 11 days
  • Average snow days: 4 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Zhangjiajie in January, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Zhangjiajie in February

  • Average temperature: 6℃ (42℉)
  • Average high temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average low temperature: 2℃ (36℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 53mm (2") over 13 days
  • Average snow days: 3 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Zhangjiajie in February, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Zhangjiajie in March

  • Average temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average high temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average low temperature: 7℃ (44℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 84mm (3") over 18 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

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


Zhangjiajie in April

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 111mm (4") over 19 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

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


Zhangjiajie in May

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (58℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 145mm (6") over 19 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Zhangjiajie 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.


Zhangjiajie in June

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average humidity: 82%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 154mm (6") over 19 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Zhangjiajie 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.


Zhangjiajie in July

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (87℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average humidity: 82%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 144mm (6") over 23 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
23 days
of showers or rain

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


Zhangjiajie in August

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (69℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 125mm (5") over 21 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
21 days
of showers or rain

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


Zhangjiajie in September

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 79mm (3") over 15 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Zhangjiajie 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.

Zhangjiajie in October

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 74mm (3") over 14 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

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


Zhangjiajie in November

  • Average temperature: 10℃ (51℉)
  • Average high temperature: 15℃ (58℉)
  • Average low temperature: 7℃ (44℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 64mm (3") over 14 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

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


Zhangjiajie in December

  • Average temperature: 5℃ (41℉)
  • Average high temperature: 9℃ (49℉)
  • Average low temperature: 2℃ (35℉)
  • Average humidity: 71%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 36mm (1") over 10 days
  • Average snow days: 2 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Zhangjiajie in December, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Zhangjiajie is usually July, where temperatures tend to rise to around 30℃ (87℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Zhangjiajie is generally around December. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in December first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Zhangjiajie is generally around June, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of June too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Zhangjiajie, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in July are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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