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!
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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.
Most popular trip to discover lush and emerald grassland and fun wild desert in pleasant Inner Mongolia!
Trip at a Glance: Huitengxile Grassland, Kubuqi Desert (Yemingsha), Inner Mongolia Museum, Dazhao TempleView Details
Amazing trip to admire the beautiful and wild seasonal landscape in wild north China.
Trip at a Glance: Xining (2N), Chaka (1N), Zhangye (1N), Alashan (2N)
Sites: Qinghai Lake, Chaka Salt Lake, Zhangye Danxia Landform Geographical Park, Badain Jaran DesertView Details
Best package to trace the ancient travel route between west China and Europe.
Trip at a Glance: Lanzhou (1N), Jiayuguan (1N), Zhangye (1N), Dunhuang (2N)
Sites: Zhangye Danxia Landform Park, Jiayuguan Pass, Mogao GrottoesView Details
The best-selling Jiuzhaigou tour to admire the superlative mountains, lakes, waterfalls and forests.
Trip at a Glance: Jiuzhaigou (2N)
Sites: Huanglong Valley, Rize Valley, Shuzheng Valley, Zechawa ValleyView Details
The hottest trip to see the amazing “Avatar” world with soaring pillar peaks in Zhangjiajie.
Trip at a Glance: Zhangjiajie (3N), Fenghuang (1N)
Sites: Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, Yuanjiajie, Tianzi Mountain, Tianmen Mountain, Fenghuang Ancient TownView Details
Most classic discovery of Lhasa highlights, top Tibetan monasteries and the Everest in one go!
Trip at a Glance: Lhasa (4N), Shigatse 2N), The Everest (1N)
Sites: Potala Palace, Barkhor Street, Yamdrok Lake, Palcho Monastery, Mount Everest, Rongbuk MonasteryView Details
Most classic exploration of diverse landscapes and ethnic minority culture of colorful Yunnan.
Trip at a Glance:Kunming (2N), Dali (1N), Lijiang (2N), Shangri-La (2N)
Sites:Stone Forest, Xizhou Ancient Town, Lijiang Old Town, Tiger Leaping Gorge, Songzanlin MonasteryView Details
Most chosen tour to discover best waterfall, mountain, ethnic villages and comfortably cool of Guizhou!
Trip at a Glance: Guiyang (1N), Anshun (1N), Kaili (1N), Tongren (2N)
Sites: Huangguoshu Waterfall, Fanjingshan, Langde Upper Miao Village, Matang Gejia VillageView Details
Best Huanshan tour with Yellow Mountain nature wonders and Anhui picturesque old villages.
Trip at a Glance: Huangshan (3N)
Sites: Yellow Mountain, Hongcun Village, Xidi Village, Tunxi Old Street, Hu Kaiwen Ink-stick FactoryView Details
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!
Best-seller to two best ancient cities - Beijing & Xian, and most prosperous city - Shanghai at the best pace.
Trip at a Glance: Beijing (4D), Xian (2D),Shanghai (2D)
Sites: Great Wall, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Terracotta Warriors, the Bund, Yu GardenView Details
Have best fun with an in-depth savory of Karst mountains, waters, rice terraces and rural sightseeing of idyllic Guilin.
Trip at a Glance: Guilin (2N), Longsheng (1N), Yangshuo (1N)
Sites: Li River Cruise, Longji Rice Terraces Sunrise and Sunset, Yulong River, Elephant Trunk HillView Details
Seek China's old and modern culture with Zhangjiajie and Guilin spectacles.
Trip at a Glance: Beijing (3N), Xian (2N), Zhangjiajie(3N), Guilin (2N), Shanghai (2N)
Sites: Mutianyu Great Wall, Terracotta Warriors, Li River Cruise, The Bund, Zhangjiajie National Forest ParkView Details
Best combo of leisure and luxury Yangtze River Three Gorges cruise and Zhangjiajie sightseeing miracles.
Trip at a Glance: Yangtze Cruise (3N), Zhangjiajie (3N)
Sites: Three Gorges, Three Gorges Dam, Yuanjiajie, Tianzi Mountain, Tianmen Mountain, Zhangjiajie Glass BridgeView Details
Valuable trip to feel the booming economy, gorgeous nature and traditional elegance at East China!
Trip at a Glance: Shanghai (2D), Suzhou (1D), Hangzhou (2D), Huangshan (3D)
Sites: The Bund, Suzhou Silk Factory, Zhouzhuang, West Lake, Yellow MountainView Details
Wonderful discovery of all bests of top destinations across China.
Trip at a Glance: Beijing (3D), Xian (3D), Lhasa (3D), Chengdu (2D), Yangtze Cruise (3D), Shanghai (2D)
Sites: Forbidden City, Terracotta Warriors, Potala Palace, Chengdu Giant Panda Base, Yangtze River, The BundView Details
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!
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!
It is the classic trip to see the symbolic Huitengxile Grassland and Yemingsha at Kubuqi Desert and other top highlights of Hohhot City for a brief close-up with both nature and culture admiration in Inner Mongolia!
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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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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!
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
Unbelievable nature exploration of two big UNESCO Heritage lands, Zhangjiajie National Forest Park and Fanjingshan Mountain in Southwest China.
Price from $1379
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!
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!
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
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!
A thorough tour to discover the Gansu highlights from Lanzhou, via Xiahe, Zhangye Danxia Landform, Jiayuguan, to Dunhuang.
Price from $1284
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
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!
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
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
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.!
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
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
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!
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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Wonderful 5-day vacation to Guiyang, Anshun and Fanjingshan to marvel at their culture, history and landscape!
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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!
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
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
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!
From June to August, almost places in China is hot and sultry. Hottest cities like Chongqing, Wuhan... may reach above 40°C. It often rains with thunderstorms sweeping the coastal areas. But the large Western and Northern parts with around 20-25°C and verdant scenery are ideal for traveling.
Summer starts from June in majority places in China with some rainy days. Classic destinations are suitable to visit like Beijing, Shanghai... Grasslands are greenest with fewer visitors; Hangzhou lotus flowers and Xinjiang lavenders are fabulous. Check detailed weather and top destinations in June.
The hottest month for most regions in China with the highest temperature of the year. China Summer Vacation begins with many students groups. Better to avoid. But remote places in Southwest and Northwest parts offer verdant scenery for eyes and mind refreshment. Check detailed weather and top destinations in July.
August is still hot and crowded with family groups with children and teens. Many places have most frequent rain in this month. Cool grasslands, mountains, waterside places, etc. will be the best getaway for summer cool, like Yunnan, Guizhou, Inner Mongolia... Check detailed weather and top destinations in August.
The vast China boasts abundant destinations for your pleasant and enjoyable exploration of the charming sightseeing, splendid culture and history, fun featured things to try, etc. in the hot summer months. Check the top 15 places to visit in summer for your inspiration.
You may seek for the really cool resort place with lower temperatures to calm your body and mind down and get away from the sultry city. Inner Mongolia, Qinghai, Tibet, Guizhou... are terrifically refreshing and cool for your best summer heat escape in China!
China is the home of bamboos and bamboo forests are ideal retreat to beat the summer heat with its lower temperatures, emerald sightseeing and Chinese artistic culture charm. Browse the 5 best bamboo forests in China to escape from the city concrete!
Have no idea of the sightseeing and more aspects of summer in China? Have a look at the photos of our real customers created during their China summer vacation with China Discovery and get more inspiration about what to experience in your own trip!
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
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!
Shanghai / Yichang / Yangtze Cruise / Chongqing / Xian / Beijing
Xi'an / Yucha Grand Canyon / Hukou Waterfall / Xi'an
Chengdu / Leshan / Emei / Chengdu / Jiuzhaigou
Shanghai / Yichang / Yangtze Cruise / Chongqing / Guilin / Yangshuo / Xian / Beijing
Guangzhou / Guilin / Yangshuo / Longji / Zhaoxing / Rongjiang / Kaili
Shanghai / Zhangjiajie / Kaili / Kunming / Lijiang / Shangri-la / Kunming
Chengdu / Leshan / Mount Emei / Lijiang / Shangri-La / Kunming
Beijing / Xian / Chengdu / Yangtze Cruise / Zhangjiajie / Shanghai
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