June is one of the best months to visit Beijing because the summer break of the schools in China has not come yet and a large amount of people have finished their Beijing tour during the Labour Day Holiday in May. You can explore the city more casually with fewer tourists. This article will provide you with specific information about the weather, temperature, AQI, what to wear, where to go, and tips of a Beijing June tour.
June is the time when people start to feel that summer has really come! It is hot and there will be some rainy days. The average temperature in the daytime is 30℃ (86℉) and at night is 19℃ (66.2℉). The monthly precipitation is about 114mm, a little higher than that of May. But don’t worry too much about the rain, a little rainfall will refresh your summer trip. There may be chances of occasional windy and dust storm days, but they are not severe, you can bring a facial mask if it worries you. More detailed information about Beijing Weekly Weather Forecast >>
Beijing Highest & Lowest Temperature in June 2018 Day by Day (Click to Enlarge)
The average AQI of Beijing in June is 93, which is considered as good. According to the historical Beijing AQI data in June, 2018, 1 day was evaluated as excellent, 17 days were good, 11 days were lightly polluted, and 1 day was moderately polluted. So generally speaking, it won’t get in the way of your Beijing trip. Learn more about Beijing AQI >>
Beijing AQI in June 2018 Day by Day (Click to Enlarge)
Beijing in June has already shown some signs of hot summer, so T-shirts, trousers, dresses, and comfortable shoes will do during the day, but in the early morning, at night, and when it rains, the temperature may drop a little, so you can pack a long-sleeved shirt just in case.
At noon, the sunray may be a little strong, so don’t forget to bring sun hat, sunglasses, and sunblock scream. An umbrella will come in handy in both sunny and rainy days. You can also take some lip protector and facial cream in case you are not accustomed to the relatively dry weather in the north of China.
As one of the best months to travel Beijing, there are so many places to go in June. Apart from the attractions suitable to visit all year round like one of the world's five most important palaces – the Forbidden City, the largest and best-preserved royal garden in China - the Summer Palace, the largest sacrificial site Temple of Heaven, etc. you can take a walk on the magnificent Mutianyu Great Wall, blend into the daily lives of Beijing locals in the maze-like Hutongs, or spend a relaxing evening at the Olympic Forest Park.
1. Try to avoid the statutory holiday Dragon Boat Festival. It’s on the 5th day of the fifth lunar month (usually in early June) and the holiday lasts 3 days. Because during the time there will be much more tourists and you may expect a price rise in accommodation and meals.
2. The lotuses will begin to bloom in late June, apart from the Kunming Lake in the Summer Palace, Beihai Park is another ideal place to appreciate the beautiful summer flowers.
3. Beijing is now available for the 144-Hour Visa-Free for Transit policy. With valid international travel documents and connecting flight tickets to a third country, you can stay in Beijing for 6 days without a visa.
With so many attractions to see, it is very important to well plan your Beijing trip. You can start by visiting Tiananmen Square, now the largest city plaza in the world, and then go to see one of the world’s five most important palaces – the Forbidden City. After lunch, spend an enjoyable time in the Summer Palace, the largest and best-preserved royal garden in China. At night, you can watch a wonderful Kungfu Show in the Red Theater or enjoy the classic Chinese art performance of Beijing Opera at Liyuan Theater. On the next day, get ready to a take a hiking trip on the Great Wall, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Then continue your trip to Sacred Way, a 7-kilometer-long passage leading to the Imperial Tombs of 13 Emperors of Ming Dynasty. After that, on your way back to Beijing, you can stop by at the Beijing Olympic Village to view its famous Bird’s Nest and Water Cube. On the last day, pay a visit to the Temple of Heaven, originally a site used to pay homage to Heaven and pray for good harvests. Then get back to the central city to one of the best lotus viewing sites, Beihai Park, or hop on a rickshaw to experience the typical Beijing Hutongs. If you have more days, you can go for an in-depth Great Wall hiking or photography tour, or add two days to visit Chengde Mountain Resort.
For people traveling in China in June for the first time, you can together visit the other top classic destinations including Shanghai, Xian and Chengdu.
And for those travelers visiting China in summer for the second or third time, most of them prefer to discover Zhangjiajie (3-5 days), Jiuzhai Valley (2-3 days), Yangtze River Cruise (4-5 days), Emeishan (1-2 days), Tibet (3-11 days), Guilin / Yangshuo / Longsheng (3-6 days), Huangshan (3-5 days), etc. to see the emerald top landscape and brilliant culture in China with lower temperature. If you want to enjoy a cool summer vacation with refreshing nature like mountains, forests, grassland, water, and other seasonal landscapes, you are recommended plan an itinerary to Guizhou (3-7 days), Yunnan (5-9 days), Inner Mongolia (3-6 days) and Qinghai (3-6 days), etc. to escape from the summer heat. Check all China Summer Tours >>
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