Warm spring with good weather is one of the best times to travel around China.
The cold winter is gone and the springtime is coming! As the spring returns to the earth, the temperature warms up, ice and snow begin to thaw, flowers start to bloom in lovely colors and different shapes, all trees and grass put out green buds, birds play delight melody. Everything renews in full of infinite vitality in Spring. Meanwhile, weather in spring is fairly agreeable, moderate temperature, neither too hot nor too cold, high visibility, fresh air, much sunshine, little rainfalls. Thus, undeniable, making a spring break in China is a perfect time to savor a visual feast of natural colors with weather comfort and huge travel convenience.
Where should I go for a spring vacation in China? What are the best things to do in spring? The answer can be different since there are quite a lot of choices of wonderful spring destinations and interesting activities across China. To help you plan a spring vacation efficiently with the best travel experiences, China Discovery specifically selected best China spring tour packages, covering class trips to top destinations like Beijing, Xian and Shanghai - highly advised for first-time travelers, as well as spring featured hot spots like Nyingchi (Tibet), Wuyuan, Luoping (Yunnan), etc. - suitable for extreme nature lovers. Depending on personal hobbies and holiday time, you may make a Yangtze River Cruise tour, visit Guilin, Zhangjiajie, Yunnan (Lijiang, Dali, Kunming, Shangri-La), Suzhou, Hangzhou, Guizhou, Tibet and other farther regions to get in-depth natural and cultural exploration. Spring time is beautiful and fleets quickly. Don’t hesitate to contact us to start a fantastic spring outing!
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Prefer flora beauty and natural colors only occur in the spring more? That’s really a nice idea to seize the pretty springtime! Here we list the best seasonal travel highlights for a spring outing in China, which gives you great chances to walk in mother nature and enjoy colorful flower blossoms and perceive the footsteps of spring. Pick one of them to fulfill your sweet spring dream tour.
Enjoy a hiking on World Heritage mountain and sightseeing terraced rape flower fileds.
Trip at a Glance: Huangshan (3N), Wuyuan (1D)
Sites: Huangshan Mountain, Ancient Villages in WuyuanView Details
Trip at a Glance: Norden Camp (4N)
Sites: Norden Camp, Camping, Sangke Grassland, Labrang Monastery, Tibetan Community
Transfer: Private CarView Details
Admire cultural heritages in Luoyang and learn Kung Fu in Shaolin Temple.
Trip at a Glance: Luoyang (2D), Shaolin Temple (1D)
Sites: Luoyang Longmen Grottoes, White Horse Temple, National Peony Garden, Shaolin TempleView Details
Step into sacred Lhasa & Swiss-style Nyingchi
Trip at a Glance: Lhasa (3N), Nyingchi (3N)
Sites: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Lulang Forest, Basomtso LakeView Details
Less-known places with marvellous natural landscape and ethnic culture in western Sichuan!
Trip at a Glance: Dujiangyan (1N), Siguniangshan (1N), Danba (2N), Kangding (1N), Leshan (1N), Chengdu (2N)
Sites: Dujiangyan Irrigation System, Mt.Siguniang, Leshan Giant Buddha, Chengdu Panda Base
Transfer: Private CarView Details
Feel the vibrant green and yellow colors in Yunnan.
Trip at a Glance: Kunming (2D), Luoping (2D)
Sites: Kunming Green Lake, Stone Forest, Luoping Jinji Hills, Nine Dragon WaterfallsView Details
Meet adorable Pandas & ancient Buddhist masterpiece
Trip at a Glance: Chengdu (0.5D), Leshan (1.5D)
Sites: Chengdu Panda Base, Leshan Giant Buddha, Leshan Jiayang Steam Train RideView Details
Discover unique ethnic variety and natural wonders in Guizhou
Trip at a Glance: Guiyang (1N), Anshun (1N), Kaili (1N), Fanjingshan (2N)
Sites: Huangguoshu Waterfall, Fanjingshan, Local Miao Villages, Qingyang Ancient Town
Transfer: Private CarView Details
Savor the pleasant weather and seaside cenery in Xiamen and catch a glimpse of Hakka culture
Trip at a Glance: Xiamen (3D), Fujian Tulous (2D)View Details
Below are top tourist destinations presenting the main diversity of China’s natural landscape and cultural heritages. They display different charms and are suitable for a visit at most time. Select your favorite spring holiday if you want to enjoy mature tourism convenience as follows.
Undercover the best landscape symbols of China.
Trip at a Glance: Beijing (3D), Xian (2D), Guilin (2D), Shanghai (3D)
Sites: Great Wall, Forbidden City, Terracotta Warriors, Li River...View Details
Marvel at China's modern achievements and brilliant traditional culture.
Trip at a Glance: Shanghai (2D), Hangzhou (1D), Suzhou (2D)
Sites: The Bund, Yu Garden, West Lake Suzhou Gardens, Tongli Water TownView Details
Take a relaxing cruise trip and view landscape variation along Yangtze River.
Trip at a Glance: Chongqing (1D), Yangtze River Cruise (3D)
Sites: Three Gorges Museum, Yangtze River Cruise, Three Gorges DamView Details
Slow down pace in Rice Terraces, peaceful rural, pleasing cruise along the Karst hills.
Trip at a Glance: Longji (2D), Yangshuo (1D), Guilin (1N)
Sites: Longji Rice Terrace, Yangshuo Yulong River, Li River CruiseView Details
Explore natural beauty amid ancient architectures.
Trip at a Glance: Mt.Huangshan (2D), Hongcun & Xidi (1D)
Sites: Mt.Huangshan, Hongcun & Xidi Ancient VillagesView Details
Travel from the surrealistic Avatar world to an outstanding old town.
Trip at a Glance: Zhangjiajie (3D), Fenghuang Ancient Town (2D)
Sites: Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, Yuanjiajie, Tianzi Mountain, Fenghuang Ancient Town
Transfer: Private CarView Details
Travel to northwestern China, seek bright pearls of natural sights & cultural relics.
Trip at a Glance: Lanzhou/Zhangye/Jiayuguan (1D Each), Dunhuang (2D)
Sites: Zhangye Danxia Landform, Jiayuguan Pass, Dunhuang Mogao GrottoesView Details
Cherich various fascination of Jiangnan: bustling Shanghai, elegant Suzhou, scenic Hangzhou and fantastic Huangshan.
Trip at a Glance: Shanghai (2D), Suzhou (1D), Hangzhou (2D), Huangshan (4D)View Details
Do you have any ideas about where to go during your spring tour in China? In fact, all tourist destinations in China can be visited in spring, from the natural destinations with breathtaking spring scenery to old historical cities with brilliant cultural wonders, from skyscrapers-covered metropolises to the idyllic picturesque villages and from the off-the-beaten track high plateaus to the vast stretches of grasslands, from highly-soaring mountains to sweet coastal cities. Here we list the top 8 destinations with lovely landscape and special experience. Just click your favorite place to find the general information and best recommended spring itineraries. If you have any other ideal places, feel free to contact us for more detailed information.
Explore China’s Great Walls & World Cultural Heritages in Warm Weather!
Beijing usually ranks the top on the China travel bucket list at all seasons, since it owns many China’s phenomenal cultural icons, such as the Great Walls, Forbidden City. During warm spring, you can make a comfortable Great Wall hiking, classic landmarks sightseeing trip with lovely spring colors.
This is the most popular China tour to Beijing, Xian and Shanghai to visit the most iconic China attractions - Great Wall, Terracotta Warriors, The Bund, etc., and explore great of both China’s past and present.
Price from $1267
Visit the best and featured highlights of Beijing in a single trip and explore the glorious past and present of Beijing in one go. Apart from Beijing's time-honored landmarks - Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace and Great Wall, you will take a special visit to 798 Art Zone and admire the most outstanding architectures in Olympic Park.
Price from $404
Appreciate Diverse Nature & Ethnic Minority Culture in “the South of Colorful Clouds”.
The year-round pleasant climate, fantastic nature and culture diversity make Yunnan a popular tourist region during all seasons. Yunnan in spring owns more than warm sunshine every day, but also is a treasured land filled with marvellous colors of natural landscape and characteristic minority culture.
Yunnan Province offers an unparalleled variety of diverse architectural styles and decorative arts. This 6-day Best of Yunnan Tour gives you a great overview of the beautiful region (Lijiang / Shangri-La / Kunming).
Price from $976
Historically, culturally and geographically, Yunnan Province is one of the most diverse and alluring destinations in China. In the 8 days, you’ll visit Yi, Bai, Naxi ethnic groups’ land and the legendary Shangri-La.
Price from $1138
Appreciate the Natural Wonders and Cultural Treasures along China’s Longest River!
Taking a Yangtze River Cruise tour is the most relaxing way to witness the amazing landscape gallery along the banks. With good weather in spring, you can enjoy sightseeing on the cruise and friendly shore excursions, closely view uncanny workmanship of nature and know more about riverside lifestyle and history.
This Chongqing Yangtze tour is the most classic route for a single Yangtze cruise experience in China! If you want a relaxing way to relax your body and feast your eyes with countless charming natural scenery, this short cruise trip is definitely the perfect one for you.
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This 7-day tour shows you amazing natural landscape in China. You will marvel at the beautiful gorges scenery along the Yangtze River and breathtaking scenery in the World of Avatar in Zhangjiajie.
Price from $959
Enjoy the Charm of “Paradise on Earth” and Essence of Jiangnan Culture
Hangzhou in spring is extremely scenic & poetic when the World Heritage site - West Lake decorated with green weeping willows, pretty spring flowers and peaceful water. Meanwhile, you can visit a local tea garden to discover the famous Longjing Tea culture, experience tea picking and learn more in a tea museum.
Collect the essence of Hangzhou natural scenery, featured culture and profound history, visit the landmark and more amazing places, experience unique Longjing Tea culture.
Price from request
Explore the 3 most popular destinations of the Yangtze Delta - Shanghai, Hangzhou, and Suzhou by the fast bullet trains. Every day is connected well, without any waste of time and money.
Price from request
Excavate the Underestimated Ancient Capital with Strong Cultural & Historical Flavor!
Nanjing, one of China’s Four Great Ancient Capitals that served for six dynasties has preserved a rich collection of historical heritages. Its beauty and appeal lies in details, highly similar to the ancient style of Beijing. Spring colors can light up Nanjing’s ancient sites and take you back to the splendid ancient China and once the most prosperous metropolis in the world.
A fantastic customizable private tourl leads enlightens your knowledge about Chinese history and reveals many authentic delights of local experiences and explore a lot of unique heritage sites with an excellent guide of your own.
Visit the most historical sites, also take a side trip to Niushoushan, the hidden treasure of Nanjing. Well-paced private tour package recommended to travelers of all ages. Tour guide, transfer, hotels… are all included.
Escape to the Utopian Dream Land Whose Scenery is the Best Among All Under Heaven!
Guilin in spring is overcast with numerous green Karst hills and rice fields, and peaceful river sights, appealing like a Chinese ink painting. It is an ideal pastorale for you to get away from the urban chaos and encounter rural serenity. Passing through the conical Karst peaks by a cruise, or a bamboo boat or shoreside biking is an unforgettable experience.
This short 4-day tour covers the three most popular destinations of Guilin - Li River, Yangshuo County and Longji Rice Terraces. Only 4 days are needed to get them all in a single trip.
Price from $391
With the Golden Triangle plus the fabulous Karst and countryside scenery of Guilin, this tour leads you to top 4 destinations anyone cannot miss out in China especially for the first-timers.
Price from $1634
Step into the Incredible Avatar Hallelujah Mountain on the Earth!
ZhangjiaZhangjiajie is world-famous as one of the inspirations of the floating mountains occurred on the Pandora, the Avatar. When visiting Zhangjiajie in spring, you will be shocked by the special pillar-like peaks coated by dense plants, fresh air and a wide vision of green natural scenery and be impressed with nature’ magic.
If you show interests in the natural splendid landscapes and like to take challenges, this 4 Days Zhangjiajie Exciting Tour will be your satisfactory selection.
Price from $575
This 5-day Zhangjiajie Fenghuang tour is the best way to fully make use of your time in Zhangjiajie. Admire all natural must-sees in UNESCO Zhangjiajie Forest Park with a cultural relaxation at antique Xiangxi flavored Fenghuang Ancient Town.
Price from $660
Hike China’s Most Beautiful Mountain & Encounter Outstanding Ancient Villages.
Spring is one of the best seasons to view the spectacular sea of cloud, a fairyland scene of Huangshan Mountain. Besides, temperature during this period is moderate for a hiking trip and flowers blossom adds extra natural colors. At the foot of Huangshan Mountain, you can visit remarkable representatives of Huizhou style villages and golden sea of rape flowers around.
Suits all kinds of travelers, especially family with kids, seniors and those who need to hike in a leisure way. Explore the best highlights of the Back Mountain, West Sea Grand Canyon and Bright Top area in 2 full days.
Price from $369
Traveling Shanghai with Huangshan, the Yellow Mountain takes you traverse from modern to ancient, from fashion to tradition, from city’s hustle and bustle to tranquility and quietness in this area.
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Still have no idea how to begin your China spring tour? To help you better pick your favorite spring holiday destination and plan an itinerary efficiently, we specially collect the most useful guide below. You can read them to know more detailed weather characteristics, dressing and packing advice and tips, and the most popular destinations and tour packages in March, April and May. We also provide help for other questions regarding your spring trip to China!
Check the most popular spring break destinations in China and the top places to visit in each of them, including Beijing's Great Wall, Forbidden City, Yangtze River Cruise, Nyingchi Peach Blossom in Tibet and discover colorful ethnic culture and nature in Yunnan, etc.
Here are the most recommended China spring tour packages in March, covering different themes (classical sightseeing, featured seasonal trip, family travel, photography) and vacations of different lengths (3-5 days, 6-8 days and holidays longer than 9 days and more).
You have plenty of choices of destinations for a tour in April, such as megacity of Beijing, magnificent Huangshan Mountain, Mount Fanjingshan, poetic Suzhou and Hangzhou, historical Nanjing, beautiful Wuxi, Nyingchi, Wuyuan, refreshing Xiamen, etc.
Before hot summer comes, you can visit nearly all places in China. We pick best-selling tours contains city tours in Beijing, Xian, Chengdu, Guilin and highlighted natural encounter with Jiuzhaigou and many other hot spots in China.
What’s the real weather like in different regions and cities of China during spring? All the details are told in this article with temperature, rainfall information. Knowing them ahead helps you quickly know the dressing and packing ideas for your spring outing.
Early March is a little chilly, but temperature will rise warm gradually and flowers will begin to bloom. You can take a look at the weather and climate character in March in China to find the right clothes to wear and the perfect place to go.
April is the period you will feel quite comfortable. Nature in April is attractive and colorful with many flower blossom. Check the weather conditions in April and get inspired for an ideal place to enjoy the spring beauty.
How is the weather in China in May? Check the brief weather introduction in Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Guilin, Chengdu, Huangshan, Hangzhou, Yunnan, Silk Road, Tibet and other places to decide which one is most suitable for your visit.
For nature lovers, capturing the lovely natural colors must be the most exciting and meaningful event during the spring. Here is an ultimate guide for you to enjoy a wide range of flowers in China, like Nyingchi Peach Blossom, Luoyang Peony Festival, Rape flowers in Wuyuan, Yunan’s Luoping and ancient villages in Huangshan.
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China Discovery has helped thousands of travelers plan and enjoy their unique trips around China over the past decade. Some of them had fun in classic city sightseeing in Beijing, Xian, Shanghai, Chengdu with iconic landmarks. Some preferred relaxing holidays closer to nature, like a Yangtze River Cruise, a trip to Guilin, Lijiang, Dali, Kunming, Shangri-La in Yunnan. Chinese culture fans were excited with explorations in notable cities, like Suzhou, Hangzhou, Pingyao, Luoyang, Qufu, Kaifeng, etc. Some even went to Dunhuang, Zhangye, Turpan on the Silk Road while some even made a challenging trip to Tibet, the legendary “the Third Pole in the World”. We’re glad that they shared their unique travel stories and appreciation with us. These happy memories last forever! To give you more cheerful inspiration for your upcoming China spring break, here we list some awesome travel stories of different group size and themes. Now, it’s your turn to produce great moments! >> Read All Our Customers Travel Stories
The landscape of China is vast and diverse. If you’re planning a longer spring holiday in China, we highly suggest you visit many great destinations together to enjoy China’s different profound culture and history, fabulous natural scenery and featured local customs in one journey. If you arrive in top destinations in Beijing, Shanghai or other city, you can extend trip to nearby places to enrich your China spring break through convenient high speed bullet train journey or efficient private transfer. With more time, you’re strongly advised to travel to more regions in China for a more interesting and meaningful journey, such as Gansu (Dunhuang, Zhangye...) in northwestern China, Yunnan (Lijiang, Dali, Shangri-La, Kunming), Sichuan (Chengdu, Leshan, Emeishan, Jiuzhaigou...), Chongqing, Guizhou (Fanjingshan, Huangguoshu Waterfall, Anshun, Kaili...), Tibet in the southwest China, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Xiamen in the south region, Zhangjiajie, Luoyang, Wuyuan and many other places in central China, etc. Here are 8 popular prolonged China spring trips 2023/2024 recommended to you. You’re also welcome to contact us to customize a special one on your own preference.
Beijing / Xian
Beijing / Xian / Guilin / Zhangjiajie / Shanghai
Shanghai / Suzhou / Hangzhou / Huangshan
Beijing / Xian / Guilin / Yangshuo / Yangtze Cruise / Shanghai
Lhasa / Gyangtse / Shigatse
Guiyang / Anshun / Libo / Kaili / Congjiang / Zhaoxing
Chengdu / Leshan / Emei / Chengdu / Jiuzhaigou
Shanghai / Zhangjiajie / Kaili / Kunming / Lijiang / Shangri-la / Kunming