Kaifeng Weather & Seasons - Best Time to Visit Kaifeng 2024


Kaifeng, one of the seven famous ancient capitals, has a history of more than 3000 years, with no mountains around it, and there are many water areas throughout the city. Kaifeng is a warm temperate continental monsoon climate with distinct seasons, sufficient illumination, mild climate, and moderate rainfall. The annual average temperature is 14 ℃. The highest average temperature occurs in July (22.9°C). The coldest month (with the lowest average temperature) is January (-4.1°C). The annual rainfall is 670mm, and the forest coverage rate is higher than the national average.

Best Time to Visit Kaifeng

The best time to travel Kaifeng is from April to May and September and October, namely spring and autumn. At this time, the temperature is comfortable, and the precipitation is moderate, and the annual chrysanthemums festival in autumn is the highlight of Kaifeng city.

Average Kaifeng Temperature by Month

Month Recommended Rate Max Temp. Min Temp.
Jan. °C °C
Feb. °C °C
Mar. °C °C
Apr. °C °C
May. °C °C
Jun. °C °C
Jul. °C °C
Aug. °C °C
Sep. °C °C
Oct. °C °C
Nov. °C °C
Dec. °C °C

Kaifeng Seasons to Go

Kaifeng Weather in Spring (March, April, May)
Average Temperature: 12°C~22°C, comfortable, dry and windy
Spring is comfortable and dry. It's the best time to go outdoor and explore the Song-dynasty featured parks in Kaifeng and watching all kinds of interesting performances at Millennium City Park, Kaifeng House Scenic Area, and Xiangguo Temple. The performances include skits, acrobatics, cockfight, Yu opera, horseback riding, etc. With a lot of vegetation planted in the city, it's also a season to see blooming flowers and green willow branches.
Seasonal Activities
Visiting parks of Kaifeng, Watching folk performances, Visiting Temples and Pagodas
What to Wear: It is recommended to wear shirts, long skirts, and thin sweaters, windbreakers, casual clothes, jackets.
Popular Kaifeng Tour: 6 Days Henan Highlights Tour
Kaifeng Weather

Kaifeng in Spring

Kaifeng Weather in March

  • Max Temperature: 13.7°C / 56°F
  • Min Temperature: 2.9°C / 37°F
  • Avg. Daylight: 12h
  • Rainfall: 28.2 mm
  • Rainy Days: 5.9 days
  • Sunrise: 6:10am-6:51am
  • Sunset: 6:18pm-6:42pm

Kaifeng Weather in April

  • Max Temperature: 21.5°C / 71°F
  • Min Temperature: 9.6°C / 49°F
  • Avg. Daylight: 13.1h
  • Rainfall: 35.4 mm
  • Rainy Days: 6.2 days
  • Sunrise: 5:32am-6:09am
  • Sunset: 6:43pm-7:06pm

Kaifeng Weather in May

  • Max Temperature: 26.9°C / 80°F
  • Min Temperature: 14.8°C / 59°F
  • Avg. Daylight: 14h
  • Rainfall: 55 mm
  • Rainy Days: 6.8 days
  • Sunrise: 5:10am-5:31am
  • Sunset: 7:06pm-7:29pm
Kaifeng Weather in Summer (June, July, August)
Average Temperature: 23°C~32°C, hot and rainy
Summer is hot during the daytime, and rainfall mainly occurs in July and August. Although the sultriness may stop some tourists hanging out in the daytime. You can escape the summer heat at Kaifeng Museum or watch a fantastic show of Hua at Millennium City Park at night. Kaifeng also offers various snacks, going to the Gulou Square area to hunt for food at night markets is also a good choice.
Seasonal Activities
Watching Show of Hua, Trying Kaifeng Snacks at Gulou Area, Visiting Kaifeng Museum
What to Wear: It is recommended to wear a sunblock shirt, sunhat, sunglasses, cotton and linen shirts, thin skirts, thin T-shirts, and other breathable clothes, and raincoat or umbrella always.
Popular Kaifeng Tour: 5 Days Henan Cultural Tour to Luoyang and Kaifeng
Kaifeng Weather

Kaifeng in Summer

Kaifeng Weather in June

  • Max Temperature: 31.3°C / 88°F
  • Min Temperature: 19.8°C / 68°F
  • Avg. Daylight: 14.5h
  • Rainfall: 73.4 mm
  • Rainy Days: 7.8 days
  • Sunrise: 5:08am-5:12am
  • Sunset: 7:29pm-7:38pm
  • Kaifeng Weather in July

  • Max Temperature: 31.7°C / 89°F
  • Min Temperature: 22.9°C / 73°F
  • Avg. Daylight: 14.2h
  • Rainfall: 174.9 mm
  • Rainy Days: 11.3 days
  • Sunrise: 5:12am-5:31am
  • Sunset: 7:24pm-7:38pm
  • Kaifeng Weather in August

  • Max Temperature: 30.5°C / 87°F
  • Min Temperature: 22°C / 72°F
  • Avg. Daylight: 13.4h
  • Rainfall: 109.7 mm
  • Rainy Days: 9 days
  • Sunrise: 5:32am-5:54am
  • Sunset: 6:49pm-7:23pm
  • Kaifeng Weather in Autumn (Sept, Oct, Nov)
    Average Temperature: 12°C~20°C, pleasantly cool
    Autumn is the best season to visit Kaifeng with the most comfortable temperature from mid-September to early November, you can walking around the city to experience the culture of the Song Dynasty in China. Also since 1983, Kaifeng has held a chrysanthemum flower festival at the end of September and the beginning of November every year. All kinds of chrysanthemums with different shapes from all over the world gather in Kaifeng. During this festival, the streets and lanes in Kaifeng are colorfully decorated with chrysanthemum flowers.
    Seasonal Activities
    Kaifeng Chrysanthemum Festival, Visiting Temples and Parks, Photography
    What to Wear: It is recommended to wear shirts, long skirts and thin sweaters, windbreakers, casual clothes, jackets, sneakers for the early autumn, and coats and sweaters in the late autumn.
    Popular Kaifeng Tour: 6 Days Henan Highlights Tour
    Kaifeng Weather

    Kaifeng in Autumn

    Kaifeng Weather in September

  • Max Temperature: 26.7°C / 80°F
  • Min Temperature: 16.5°C / 62°F
  • Avg. Daylight: 12.4h
  • Rainfall: 69.5 mm
  • Rainy Days: 7.6 days
  • Sunrise: 5:55am-6:15am
  • Sunset: 6:07pm-6:48pm
  • Kaifeng Weather in October

  • Max Temperature: 21.3°C / 70°F
  • Min Temperature: 10.1°C / 50°F
  • Avg. Daylight: 11.3h
  • Rainfall: 41.5 mm
  • Rainy Days: 6.6 days
  • Sunrise: 6:16am-6:41am
  • Sunset: 5:29pm-6:06pm
  • Kaifeng Weather in November

  • Max Temperature: 13.7°C / 57°F
  • Min Temperature: 10.1°C / 50°F
  • Avg. Daylight: 10.4h
  • Rainfall: 20.4 mm
  • Rainy Days: 4.5 days
  • Sunrise: 6:42am-7:09am
  • Sunset: 5:11pm-5:28pm
  • Kaifeng Weather in Winter (Dec, Jan, Feb)
    Average Temperature: 0°C~7°C, cold and dry
    It's cold in winter in Kaifeng, and it snows in a few times. However, the cold weather can't stop the joyful parading people wearing garments of the Song Dynasty during the Spring Festival. Besides the regular performances, there are featured folk performances such as Drum show, dragon dance, lion dance, Yu opera, and so on in the Millennium City Park and many other parks and temples. If you are sensitive to the coldness, stay indoor to appreciate its history and culture at Kaifeng Museum and Kaifeng Wax Museum.
    Seasonal Activities
    Spring Festival Activities, Visiting Parks and Temples, Visiting museums in Kaifeng
    What to Wear: It is recommended to wear winter coats, gloves, scarfs, leather jackets, down coats, woolen hats, sweaters, hiking shoes, snow boots.
    Popular Kaifeng Tour: 5 Days Henan Cultural Tour to Luoyang and Kaifeng
    Kaifeng Weather

    Kaifeng in Winter

    Kaifeng Weather in December

  • Max Temperature: 7.3°C / 45°F
  • Min Temperature: -2.3°C / 28°F
  • Avg. Daylight: 9.9h
  • Rainfall: 9.9 mm
  • Rainy Days: 3 days
  • Sunrise: 7:10am-7:28am
  • Sunset: 5:11pm-5:21pm
  • Kaifeng Weather in January

  • Max Temperature: 5.1°C / 41°F
  • Min Temperature: -4.1°C / 25°F
  • Avg. Daylight: 10.1h
  • Rainfall: 8.1 mm
  • Rainy Days: 2.9 days
  • Sunrise: 7:20am-7:28am
  • Sunset: 5:22pm-5:50pm
  • Kaifeng Weather in February

  • Max Temperature: 8.4°C / 47°F
  • Min Temperature: -1.7°C / 29°F
  • Avg. Daylight: 10.9h
  • Rainfall: 11.2 mm
  • Rainy Days: 3.9 days
  • Sunrise: 6:52am-7:20am
  • Sunset: 5:51pm-6:16pm
  • How to Plan Your Henan Kaifeng Tour

    How to Get to Kaifeng: You can get to Kaifeng from Zhengzhou by private driving (about 1.5 hours), by intercity high speed train (about 20-30 minutes) and by bus (about 2 hour) or depart from Luoyang.

    Best Time to Visit Kaifeng: April to May and September and October namely spring and autumn. when the temperature is comfortable, the precipitation is moderate and chrysanthemums festival will be held in annually in October.

    Top Attractions to Visit in Kaifeng: Millennium City Park, Dragon Pavilion Park, Iron Pagoda Park, Ancient City Wall, etc. …

    Travelers often tour Kaifeng with Shaolin Temple, Luoyang Longmen Grottoes and other top destinations in Henan for 5 to 6 days. After arrival from Zhengzhou, about 1.5 hours by private driving, you’re suggested to leave 1 day visiting the Millennium City Park (Qingming Riverside Landscape Garden), Iron Pagoda Temple, Dragon Pavilion (Longting) Park, the Ancient City Wall and other ancient sites in downtown area, learn the diverse culture and featured regional history and customs in Kaifeng. In autumn months, you may witness hundreds of species of beautiful chrysanthemums in the yearly festival.

    And then, most tourists return to Zhengzhou and travel to Shaolin Temple, a dream place for worldwide Kung Fu fans. 1 day is enough to visit the ancient temple complex and watch a splendid Kung Fu show, get real contact with Chines Zen and martial arts culture. Luoyang with Longmen Grottoes is also worth your exploration. This giant Buddhist grottoes treasury presents China’s early Buddhist culture and carving craft. China’s oldest Buddhist temple - White Hose Temple and gorgeous Spring peony also attract numerous visitors.

    If you are fond of Chinese characters, Yinxu of Anyang is an ideal place to know plentiful Oracle Bone Inscriptions. Moreover, Henan offers lots of awesome natural splendors where you can immerse in magnificent mountains, fresh air, powerful water and broad vision created by the magic of nature. Mount Song, Yuntai Mountain, Guoliang Village, Xiaolangdi Dam are top recommendations.

    ✔ 5 Days Henan Cultural Tour to Luoyang and Kaifeng
    ✔ 6 Days Henan Highlights Tour

    Planning a longer China trip to further explore ancient China? China Discovery is honored to offer you customized Kaifeng tour with Beijing, Xian and other prominent ancient capitals of China. Or, you can tell us your personal schedule and preference to make a unique China Henan trip.

    ✔ 8 Days China Ancient Capitals Tour with Shaolin Temple (Beijing/Luoyang/Xian)
    ✔ 11 Days Essence of China Culture Tour by High Speed Train
    ✔ 15 Days China Kung Fu Panda Family Tour

    China Henan Kaifeng Tour Qingming Riverside Landscape Garden in Kaifeng Dengfeng Shaolin Temple Tour Our Customers visited Pagoda Forest of Shaolin Temple Luoyang Longmen Grottoes Tour China Discovery Customized Luoyang Longmen Grottoes Tour

    Travel with China Discovery

    China Discovery is an experienced, professional and reliable travel companion devoted to offering high-quality and the best tour services for all travelers to China. In order to have a hassle-free travel and focus on the trip itself, it’s highly recommended travelling with China Discovery. So, you can enjoy convenient airport pick-up and drop-off service and transportation to all scenic spots in a safe, clean, comfortable, air-conditioned and non-smoking vehicle. Also, we will arrange knowledgeable local tour guide, excellent accommodation and dining arrangements to ensure you rest well and get better understanding of Buddhism, Shaolin Zen and Kung Fu culture of Henan. You may select a favorite from our most popular Henan tours or contact us to design a unique itinerary according to your personal time and preference.

    Recommended Kaifeng Tours

    Top 3 Kaifeng tours chosen by most customers to explore Kaifeng in the best way. Check the detailed itinerary,or tailor your own trip now with us.

     Our Client Mr. Pasquale visited Fengxian Temple, Longmen Grottoes

    3 Days Shaolin Temple Longmen Grottoes Tour from Zhengzhou

    Zhengzhou / Shaolin Temple / Luoyang

    Grandiose ancient temples in Shaolin Temple

    6 Days Henan Highlights Tour

    Zhengzhou / Anyang / Kaifeng / Dengfeng / Luoyang

    Millennium City Park in Kaifeng

    5 Days Henan Cultural Tour to Luoyang and Kaifeng

    Zhengzhou / Kaifeng / Dengfeng / Luoyang

    Start planning your tailor-made holiday to China by contacting one of our specialists. Once inquired, you’ll get a response within 0.5~23.5 hours.

    Customize a Trip