China in November

Autumn sees Northern China start to cool and lows are well below zero Celsius (32 °F) in November as the nation’s foliage bursts into color. The rain for the most part stops with precipitation in Beijing dropping to an average of just 12mm per month in October and November. The 'ice city’ of Harbin in the northeast sees a cold autumn, with highs around zero Celsius (32 °F) and lows of minus 10 °C (14 °F), many choosing this time to visit many of the ski resorts just outside the city.

This is a great time to explore Central China, the intensity of the summer heat wanes and most areas see average temperatures of around 25 °C (77 °F) and lows a balmy 15°C (59 °F). Unlike in the north, central China allows you to leave those warm winter jackets at home during the autumn.

It is cool and dry in Southern China, and for many October to December is the best time to visit. The gentle coastal city of Xiamen in Fujian Province has average highs of 23 °C in November and precipitation of 31 mm per day; Nanning in Guangxi Autonomous Region with highs around 24 °C and just 11 mm precipitation per month; Guangzhou (Canton) in Guangdong Province with highs around 25 °C (73 °F) and precipitation around 11 mm; or Kunming in Yunnan Province with highs of 18 °C (64 °F) and precipitation of 13 mm.

Northwest China’s autumns are cool and dry. In Kashgar, Xinjiang province, one of the westernmost city’s in China, October temperatures vary from 5 to 20 °C (41-68 °F) but by December that range falls rapidly to about minus 7 to 2 °C ( 19-35 °F) and winter clothing is needed once more.

Suggested Itineraries

Classic China

Duration
10 days / 9 nights
Price Per Person
From $9,100

A Journey Across the Rooftop of the World: Beijing to Lhasa by Train

Duration
8 days / 7 nights
Price Per Person
From $6,800

China's Natural Wonders: National Parks and Pandas

Duration
13 days / 12 nights
Price Per Person
From $18,800

China's Silk Road

Duration
10 days / 9 nights
Price Per Person
From $14,600

Colors of Northwest China: Zhangye Danxia & Jiayuguan

Duration
4 days / 3 nights
Price Per Person
Extension: Optional add-on to your itinerary.

Datong to Pingyao

Duration
4 days / 3 nights
Price Per Person
Extension: Optional add-on to your itinerary.

Discover Cantonese Culture From Hong Kong To Conghua

Duration
6 days / 5 nights
Price Per Person
From $6,600

Exploring the Yangtze

Duration
4 days / 3 nights
Price Per Person
Extension: Optional add-on to your itinerary.

Nomadic Travels through Qinghai Province: Xining to Guide

Duration
8 days / 7 nights
Price Per Person
From $5,800

Pursue Your Passion: Celebrate the Arts in Five of Asia's Most Captivating Capitals

Duration
12 days / 11 nights
Price Per Person
From $63,000

Travelogues

An Asia-focused magazine brought to you by Remote Lands - a platform for adventure, luxury, and authenticity from experts and explorers around the continent.

What Others Say

Here is a small selection of the kind words our clients have said about us recently.

Aman Jet Expeditions

You are invited to Remote Lands’ signature Aman Jet Expeditions, in partnership with our friends at Aman. These are small group journeys designed for people who usually travel independently.