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China Summer Tours 2021/2022

Is spending time on the movies or mobile games with air-conditioners the best way to deal with the summer heat? Of course not! Why not get fully cool down and create more happy memories at a lower temperature summer heat resort paradise with refreshing and verdant landscape and fun outdoor activities far away from the city concretes! The vast and abundant China still preserves a series of excellent resort getaways enables you to cool your body and anxious mind totally and also treat your eyes and soul with the refreshing and fascinating emerald and colorful splendors and pleasures only belong to the summer months!

To better help you plan and enjoy a wonderful trip to China in the summer months, we present the most recommended China summer tour packages covering the best summer places to visit based on our experience and interests of many international travelers. Also, you can directly pick your favorite summer trip of the top destinations to narrow your choices for quick and nice decision! Or, you can take a moment to tailor your own China summer tours to add your interested destinations or places into the itinerary and let our experience travel experts customize the complete itinerary with everything based on your interests and needs. Furthermore, you can get more inspiration about the best attractions, destinations, weather and useful tips, etc. by browsing our China summer travel guide and articles! If you are still hesitating about where to visit, what to see and do, etc., read our real customers’ China summer travel stories to see their real experience during their summer vacations with us!

Worry-free Summer Holiday with China Discovery

China Discovery as a local and leading china tour agency is experienced in helping world travelers plan, customize and enjoy their every visit to China, and during the past years, we have received 4,050+ commendatory feedbacks from our customers, 1,480+ good reviews on TripAdvisorand many photos of our customers to feel their memorable and satisfactory trip experience in our country. You can trust us and let China Discovery take you to have a memorable exploration of the cool and fabulous summer of China!

    Why Visit Summer in China?

  • Unique Summer Landscape- Verdant forests, mountains and grasslands, beautiful lakes and waterfalls, colorful summer flowers, etc. are best refreshing summer sightseeing for you!
  • Ideal Resorts with Real Cool Temperatures - Diverse scenic summer resorts with the highest temperatures around 20-25°C provide the best summer escape for real physical and mental coolness!
  • Play with Lots of Outdoor Activities - Enjoyable hiking, thrilling walking and riding, bamboo rafting, boating, horse riding, and so forth creates the most wonderful trip memories with your people!
  • Enjoy Diverse Seasonal Festivals & Events - Lots of ethnic minority festivals and seasonal events like Naadam Fair, Torch Festival, musical festivals, etc. held during June and August enables you to play to the most with Chinese minority people and other travelers!
  • Tailor-made Summer Vacation - You can customize your summer trip on your own totally based on your likes.

Featured China Summer Tours /Photography, Nature...

What to catch the best fabulous landscape and get refreshed as a cool destination in China in the summer months? Here are the best recommended China summer trip packages featured with the most popular seasonal sightseeing the resort leisure and fun. You can explore Inner Mongolia, Qinghai, Silk Road, Zhangjiajie, Tibet, Guizhou and so forth.

Visiting the top classic and must-do places is also quite popular for your time and interests. The following 4-13 days classic trips covering the top classic destinations including Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Chengdu, Yangtze River, etc. Select your favorite package to quickly start the coming summer vacation in verdant and beautiful China!

Customize Your Own Summer Tours   >>

Pick Your Favorite Summer Destinations with the Best Scenery and Climate

Have you decided where to visit in your coming summer trip to China? In the hot months, lots of domestic destinations are still popular, especially for family groups with students who are rightly on their summer vacation in July and August. However, there still are a bunch of wonderful destinations with pleasant cool weather, splendid natural splendors, amazing culture and arts, mouth-watering food and snacks, etc. For your nice savory and memory. Check the following top 8 summer destinations to know their special highlights and pick your favorite tour package to start the exciting, wonderful, relaxing or pleasant summer vacation!

  • Inner Mongolia
  • Zhangjiajie
  • Qinghai
  • Silk Road
  • Tibet
  • Yunnan
  • Guizhou
  • Guilin
Why Go to Inner Mongolia in Summer?

Enjoy the wide and freedom of emerald grassland and hospitality of Mogolian people!

Summer is the best and most beautiful season of Inner Mongolia when visitors can appreciate the most luxuriant grassland in rich green and some yellow with flocks and herds grazing under the azure clear sky and enjoy the real freedom on earth. The grand Naadam for Mongolian ethnic people is also held from late July to August for a jubilant enjoyment!

  • Location: Northern China
  • Summer Average Temperature: around 22°C
  • Type: Culture, Nature, Ethnic Minorities, Outdoor Activities
  • Best Places to Go: Hulunbuir Grassland, Xilamuren Grassland, Gegentala Grassland, Huitengxile Grassland, Inner Mongolia Museum, Mausoleum of Genghis Khan, etc.
  • Recommended Trip Length: 3~6 days
Resonant Sand Bay

5 Days Inner Mongolia Grassland & Desert Tour

In the 5 days's trip, you'll see two kinds of totally different landscape in Inner Mongolia, by visiting Xilamuren Grassland and Resonant Sand Bay and other top highlights of this beautiful wild land in northern China!

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Hulunbuir Grassland

5 Days Best Hulunbuir Tour with Grassland Exploration

Best Hulunbuir tour to the Northeast Inner Mongolia! Visit Hulunbuir Grassland, the best preserved grassland in the world; get to the birthplace of Genghis Khan and immerse in the beautiful nature; transfer to the Sino-Russian Border Town - Manzhouli to know some folk customs. Wonderful places and wonderful time!

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Why Go to Zhangjiajie in Summer?

Hidden Avatar’s Magic World with “Floating Emerald Mountains”!

If you are also attracted by the floating “Hallelujah Mountains” in the 3D movie Avatar, take 1-2 days in Wulingyuan in Zhangjiajie to see the real prototypes of them - thousands of pillar peaks soaring from the deep valley to the sky like an amazing unreal world. Besides, diverse kinds of outdoor adventures and fun gives the top memorable experience for your family, friends and yourself!

  • Location: Central China
  • Summer Average Temperature: around 28°C
  • Type: Heritage Sites, Nature, Adventure, Hiking, Photography
  • Best Places to Go: Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, Tianzi Mountain, Yuanjiajie, Tianmen Mountain, Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge, etc.
  • Recommended Trip Length: 3~5 days
Avatar Hallelujah Mountain at Yuanjiajie

3 Days Classic Zhangjiajie Natural Wonders Tour

Are you caught by the fabulous photos of Zhangjiajie and want to have a great look of its famous natural wonders in person? This tour is really suitable if you want to discover the famous Zhangjiajie National Forest Park and the exciting glass bridge in the most classic way!

Price from $395

Fantastic Aerial View  of Fanjingshan

7 Days Zhangjiajie to Fanjingshan Unbelievable Nature Tour

Unbelievable nature exploration of two big UNESCO Heritage lands, Zhangjiajie National Forest Park and Fanjingshan Mountain in Southwest China.

Price from $1379

Why Go to Qinghai in Summer?

Wild Cool Qinghai Wonderland with Best Seasonal Blossoms and Lake Views!

Enjoy cool summer temperatures with bright nature colors? That what best Qinghai will offer you! Stunning Qinghai Lake, golden sea of rape flowers, charming mirror-like Chaka Salt Lake, cool mountain range with verdant gorgeous colors and simple remote life, etc. are all nature gifts for Qinghai and also for you!

  • Location: North China
  • Summer Average Temperature: around 10~20°C
  • Type: Nature, Culture
  • Best Places to Go: Qinghai Lake, Menyuan Rape Flowers, Chaka Salt Lake, Jade Lake, Zhuoer Mountain, Taer Monastery
  • Recommended Trip Length: 3~6 days
White buddhist stupas in Taer Monastery

3 Days Qinghai Short Stay Tour

This 3-day trip is the most classic vacation to have short but amazing layover discovery of Xining with fantastic exploration to the most beautiful landscape and symbolic local culture experience!

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Mysterious lakes in deep Badain Jaran Desert

7 Days Zhangye Danxia and Badain Jaran Desert Tour

From the stunning Qinghai Lake to the rainbow mountains Zhangye Danxia Landform, to the most beautiful desert in China - Badain Jaran Desert, this trip brings you the best visual feast in China.

Price from $1657

Why Go to Silk Road in Summer?

Historical Stories of World Influential Ancient Chinese Trading Route and Awesome Wild Landscapes!

The Silk Road as the top popular scenic and cultural ancient route offers great culture fun and the quite resplendent wild nature view. Summer is the pleasant time to catch the charming colors of the rainbow mountains, deserts, lakes, etc. with nice temperature and breeze!

  • Location: Northwestern China
  • Summer Average Temperature: around 18~29°C
  • Type: Cities, Heritage Sites, Culture, Nature
  • Best Places to Go: Mogao Cave, Danxia National Geopark, Crescent Lake, Jiayuguan Fortress, etc.
  • Recommended Trip Length: 3~6 days
Zhangye Danxia Landform Views After Rain

8 Days In-depth Gansu Highlights Tour

A thorough tour to discover the Gansu highlights from Lanzhou, via Xiahe, Zhangye Danxia Landform, Jiayuguan, to Dunhuang.

Price from $1284

Yulin Grottoes (No. 3 Cave)

4 Days Jiayuguan Dunhuang Tour

Brief highlights of Ancient Silk Road - travel from Jiayuguan to Dunhuang like the ancient caravans of merchants and travelers from far Europe and Middle Asia.

Price from $644

Why Go to Tibet in Summer?

Best Season to Admire the Real Holy Land on Earth with Spiritual Belief!

Tibet is the globally famed holy land to admire the pure sightseeing on plateau and undisturbed Tibetan people’s life! Summer is the best time to treat eyes with the vibrant high land flowers, shimmering and peaceful lakes, clear sky, soaring snow mountains and more terrific sightseeing of Tibet with warm temperatures!

  • Location: Southwestern China
  • Summer Average Temperature: around 12-24°C
  • Type: Cities, Heritage Sites, Culture, Nature
  • Best Places to Go: Potala Palace, Johkang Temple, Sera Monastery, Yamdro Lake, Namtso Lake, Mount Everest, etc.
  • Recommended Trip Length: 3~11 days
Namtso buddhist meditation

5 Days Lhasa & Namtso Tour

Only exploring the exotic culture of Tibet is not enough, you also have to enjoy its natural beauty. With this tour, you will visit the picturesque Namtso Lake, explore the landmarks of Lhasa city, such as Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Sera Monastery, etc. to have a memorable savory of both nature and culture of pure Tibet!

Price from $723

Holy Lake -Yamdrok Lake

7 Days Lhasa Shigatse Gyantse Highlights Tour

Discover the "Golden Route" - Lhasa, Gyantse and Shigatse in 7 wonderful days to get the Tibet's majesty, charm and diversity in one go!

Price from $929

Why Go to Yunnan in Summer?

Comfortable & Colorful Yunnan as the Kingdom for Ethnic Minorities.

The colorful Yunnan is always popular with cosy weather all year round. Plus, the rich kinds of natural views of snow mountains, lakes, gorges, meadows, rivers, valleys, old towns and villages, and so on in Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, Shangri-La, etc. add abundant colors to your trip photos. And you will play to the fullest with those innocent and hospitable ethnic groups of Yi, Naxi, Bai, Tibetan, Mosuo, etc.!

  • Location: Southwestern China
  • Summer Average Temperature: around 10~24°C
  • Type: Cities, Heritage Sites, Culture, Nature, History, Ethnic Minorities
  • Best Places to Go: Stone Forest, Lijiang Old Town, Three Pagodas, Tiger Leaping Gorge, Songzanlin Monastery, Pudacuo National Park, Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
  • Recommended Trip Length: 3~11 days
Lijiang Old Town Full View from Wangu Tower

6 Days Best of Yunnan Tour

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

Pudacuo National Park

5 Days Lijiang & Shangri-La Best Highlights Tour

In this 5-day trip, you will explore two of the most charming places in Yunnan: Lijiang - the Kingdom of Naxi People and Shangri-La - Garden of Eden to treat your eyes and soul greatly!

Price from $605

Why Go to Guizhou in Summer?

Physical & Mental Coolness at Verdant Guizhou Mountain Landscapes

Guizhou is the real “Cool Resort” in summer with its dense forest coverage. Guiyang has pleasant parks, lakes and mountains for leisure summer cool. Fanjingshan is one of the most appealing sites in China with distinct peaks and rich Buddhist culture. Anshun are particularly popular for coolness with water. And ethnic minority villages of Miao and Dong in Southeast Guizhou makes this region an idyllic resort wonderland for vivid happy life with artistic local boys and girls!

  • Location: Southwestern China
  • Summer Average Temperature: around 15°C
  • Type: Heritage Sites, Culture, Nature, Mountains, Ethnic Minority, Hiking
  • Best Places to Go: Fanjing Mountain, Huangguoshu Waterfall, Qingyan Old Town, Zhaoxing Dong Village, Langde Miao Village, etc.
  • Recommended Trip Length: 3~7 days
Matang Gejia Village People

5 Days Guizhou Miao & Dong Minority Tour

The whole visiting covers 5 best Miao villages (like Langde Upper Village, Biasha Miao Village) and 5 best Dong villages (Zhaoxing Dong Village, Huanggang Dong Village) along the route.

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Red Clouds Golden Summit in Spring

5 Days Guiyang Fanjingshan Tour with Huangguoshu Waterfall

Wonderful 5-day vacation to Guiyang, Anshun and Fanjingshan to marvel at their culture, history and landscape!

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Why Go to Guilin in Summer?

Picturesque Karst Landscape & Verdant Longji Rice Terraces!

Guilin represents the alluring sightseeing in China with its standard Karst peaks and lovely water like a real piece of Chinese ink painting. Longji Rice Terraces grow verdant and lush in summer makes Guilin the top place to go and is terrific to enjoy Hiking, roaming, photographing or sightseeing. Soaking in the picturesque splendor of Li River and Yangshuo countryside and having best fun with various outdoor activities makes one forget the summer heat easily!

  • Location: Southern China
  • Summer Average Temperature: around 26°C
  • Type: Nature, Culture, Ethnic Minorities, Outdoor Activities, Photography, Hiking, Rivers, Mountains, Villages
  • Best Places to Go: Li River, Longji Rice Terraces, Yulong River, West Street
  • Recommended Trip Length: 3~6 days
Picturesque Li River

4 Days Highlights of Guilin, Yangshuo & Longji

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

Longji Rice Terrace Spring Ploughing Scene

5 Days Best Guilin In-depth Vacation

This is the in-depth way to travel Guilin. Guilin, Yangshuo and Longji, three most popular tourist destinations with best highlights are arranged to the point to let you love the terrific sightseeing and simple life of this wonderland!

Price from $482

China Summer Travel Guide Useful Articles

Do you have a clear idea about which place(s) to visit and what highlights to explore? And have you know about the weather and wearing tips about your destination(s)? Check our useful summer travel guide information and articles to know the best places to visit in summer months, weather condition and what to wear for top summer destinations, and more useful things to know for your trip planning and preparation. No matter it is your first time to visit China or nth time getting deeper exploration of this vast country, we will help you have a wonderful trip with nice memories in China in the coming summer!

Get Inspired by Our Customers’ Amazing Summer Travel Stories

Lots of global travelers have traveled with China Discovery to explore their interested places during summer months of the past decades of years. And we have helped them created wonderful and sweet memories during their trips to Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Chengdu, Zhangjiajie, Guilin, Huangshan, Silk Road, etc. alone, with family members, with friends, etc. Some of them shared their real experience about the destinations, attractions, accommodations, food, services and more stories with us in their travel stories! Read the following selected customers’ summer travel stories, and also you can share your travel stories with us!>> Read All Our Customers Travel Stories during 2011-2021

Two China Trips during the Pandemic Year - Keep Calm and Journey on
-- 9 Days Qinghai Gansu Trip and 7 Days Guilin Zhangjiajie Trip
Thomas and Simona enjoyed a vacation to Guilin and Zhangjiajie to marvel at the nice landscape of two nature wonderland. And in 2020, they contacted us again to discover Qinghai and Gansu on the Silk Road during the pandemic period.

Destinations Visited: Shanghai - Xining - Zhangye - Badain Jaran Desert - Zhangye - Shanghai; Shanghai - Guilin - Yangshuo - Guilin - Zhangjiajie - Shanghai
China Summer Travel Story
Timely Donation and Infinite Care from Warm-hearted US Friend Guest
-- Ronald's Caring Coronavirus (COVID-2019) Donation to Wuhan after 3 China Trips with China Discovery
Ronald, enjoying 3 China trips customized by us since 2017, gave his timely and warm-hearted donation to Wuhan, the disaster area of Coronavirus outbreak at end of 2019, and encouraged the medical team and Chinese people to go through the difficulty!

China Summer Travel Story
North American English Teachers’ China Trip to Visit Students off Internet
-- VIPKid Teacher Groups’ 3 China Trips from Beijing in 2019
In 2019, over 50 English teachers of VIPKid from the USA and Canada enjoyed their 3 times trips to China and visited their dear students who they could only see through Internet. They shared love to their student kids and had memorable time to Beijing, Xian, Shanghai, Yangtze River... with the customized itinerary by our experienced travel consultants!

Destinations Visited: Beijing, Xian, Shanghai, Chengdu, Yangtze River
China Summer Travel Story
Family’s China Trip to Achieve Elder Father’s Root Seeking Dream
-- 15 Day China Family Trip to Find Old Father’s Birthplace
Cindy visited Shandong with her family in 2019. With our customized trip, she found the birthplace of her father who had lived in the USA for over 40 years and had a harmonious reunion with their relatives. The family also savored the splendid highlights in Huangshan, Zhangjiajie, Beijing...!

Destinations Visited: Jinan - Taishan - Qufu - Chengwu - Huangshan - Hangzhou - Zhangjiajie - Beijing
China Summer Travel Story
Say Hello to Cute Panda and Travel Around Chengdu
-- 12 Days Exploration Tour to Panda's Hometown
Marcin had a wonderful exploration of giant panda’s hometown in the middle of 2019. He saw the real chubby pandas, visited pandas sanctuaries in Mount Qingcheng and Siguniang Mountain and admired the landscape and culture of Emeishan, Leshan Giant Buddha, and mysterious Sanxingdui Museum.

Destinations Visited: Chengdu - Leshan - Emeishan - Dujiangyan - Siguniangshan
China Summer Travel Story

2021-2022 China Summer Vacation with More Fun

Have a long summer vacation and want to catch more highlights in China in one go? Many global visitors also prefer to explore more fabulous and pleasantly cool destinations with more natural wonders, fantastic culture and history and amazing fun during for the ultimate enjoyment of their summer trip in China. The following top popular longer China summer trips covering Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Chengdu, Guilin, Yangtze River, Zhangjiajie, Yunnan, Emeishan, Tibet, and more ideal summer resort places take you to explore more bests and create your own wonderful and worthy trip memories in China! Select your favorite or contact us to customize your own itinerary to start the coming China summer vacation in 2021/2022!

Tiananmen Square Family Tour
10 Days China Family Tour with Panda Reserve Visit

Beijing / Xian / Chengdu / Shanghai

from $1649

Gorgeous Three Gorges Scenery
12 Days Classic China Tour with Yangtze Cruise

Shanghai / Yichang / Yangtze Cruise / Chongqing / Xian / Beijing

from $1854

The multi-faced golden statue (48m) of Samantabhadra Bodhisattva at Golden Summit
7 Days Sichuan Discovery Tour

Chengdu / Leshan / Emei / Chengdu / Jiuzhaigou

from $1120

Yangtze River Cruise
14 Days Essential China & Yangtze River Cruise Tour

Shanghai / Yichang / Yangtze Cruise / Chongqing / Guilin / Yangshuo / Xian / Beijing

from $2239

Longji Terraces Jinkeng Rice Terraces in Early Autumn
9 Days Guilin Guizhou Minority Culture and Landscape Exploration by High Speed Train

Guangzhou / Guilin / Yangshuo / Longji / Zhaoxing / Rongjiang / Kaili

from $1531

Lijiang Old Town Full View from Wangu Tower
14 Days Wild China Tours from Shanghai to Yunnan on Expresses

Shanghai / Zhangjiajie / Kaili / Kunming / Lijiang / Shangri-la / Kunming

from $2507

Look up at Leshan Giant Buddha from its foot stage
10 Days Classic Sichuan & Yunnan Highlights Tour

Chengdu / Leshan / Mount Emei / Lijiang / Shangri-La / Kunming

from $1757

Lovely Baby Giant Pandas
15 Days China Best Treasure Tour with Yangtze Cruise & Zhangjiajie Landscape

Beijing / Xian / Chengdu / Yangtze Cruise / Zhangjiajie / Shanghai

from $2,379

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