Autumn in Inner Mongolia is comfortable and resplendent with various bright colors throughout the flat prairie to the forests of Great Khingan, Arxan, and of course the must-mention populus euphratica forest in the western desert land. Apart from the cool summer, Autumn is the other best travel season to catch the beauty of Inner Mongolia and empty your mind!
Autumn season in Inner Mongolia is relatively a little short, usually, from middle September to October, when the weather is really ideal to feel cool but not so cold. And the raindrops decrease gradually so that you can enjoy frequent clear blue sky and nice breeze. However, temperature drops quickly, especially in October to welcome the coming winter and the first snowfall, and the UV is still strong. Usually, the average temperature is about 14°C ~ 21°C in Hohhot, 7°C ~ 15°C in Baotou and Ordos, 7°C ~14°C in Hulunbuir, 16°C ~ 28°C in Chifeng, and 0°C ~ 16°C in Ejina Banner. Therefore, it is highly recommended prepare some warm clothes.
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Immerse into Picturesque Wulan Butong Grassland Autumn View: Wulan Butong Grassland on the famous Bashang Grassland has its most beautiful sightseeing in Autumn. Just enjoy your roam on the rolling prairie to admire the layers and pieces of forests, lakes, mountains, etc. in orange, golden, brown, red, scarlet, chocolate, green, etc. , like an fabulous piece of old painting for photography.
Take Amazing Photos at Ejina Populus Euphratica Forest: middle or late September to early October is the golden time for the populus euphratica in western Inner Mongolia, which makes Inner Mongolia the darling of all shutterbugs to record their elegant beauty under the clear sapphire sky.
Get Fully Relaxed at the Wild Desert: drive far away from the urban to escape to the barren yellow and khaki dry “planet” with nobody else. Walk as you like to see the changing appearance of the sand dunes and valleys with the poetic sunrise and sunset at the horizon. And you will get totally released and excited by the screaming off-road driving try with an awesome desert SUV. Badain Jaran, Kubuqi, Tengger, etc. are top recommended!
Get Lost in the Fabulous Bright Forest: jump to the colorful world of the luxuriant forest in Inner Mongolia to feast your eyes with the fantastic fairyland world decorated by various glorious leaves. Enjoy your romantic roam along the mountain paths to seek more surprises such as streams, lakes, adorable animals, etc. hidden under the blue sky! Arxan Mountain and Mordaoga Forest Park are top popular places to explore!
Driving in the Scenic Hexigten Global Geopark: hop on a car to travel in the sightseeing gallery of fascinating geological wonderland with large emerald Dalinur Lake, brilliant Huanggangliang Forest Park threaded by zigzag roads, happy cows and horses roaming on the golden Gonggeer Grassland with dotted hayricks and famous driving routes with great scenery gifts!
Close up With Docile Reindeer at Aoluguya Reindeer Village: walk in the golden birch forest wonderland at Aoluguya and make new friends with those adorable reindeer. Try to touch them, feed them and take some lovely selfies together with those meek lives in Ergun!
|Top Inner Mongolia Places to Go in Autumn||Hulunbuir, Arxan, Hohhot, Ordos, Baotou, Ulanqab, Xilingol, Chifeng, Badain Jaran Desert, Ejina Banner, etc.|
What to Wear: Long-sleeves, sweaters, coats, wind-proof overcoats, trousers, comfortable hiking / walking shoes, hats, scarves, sunglasses, etc. Thick clothes and thermal clothes in late October.
What to Pack: Necessities like sunblock, mosquito repellent, sand-proof masks, umbrella, etc.
Places to Visit in Inner Mongolia: Hohhot, Hulunbuir, Ordos, Baotou, Ulanqab, Badan Jaran, Ejina, Xilingol, Chifeng…
How to Get to Inner Mongolia: International and domestic flights to Hohhot, Hulunbuir…; Domestic flights to Xilingol, Chifeng…;High Speed Train to Hohhot, Ulanqab, Baotou, Ordos, Chifeng…; Drive to Badan Jaran, Ejina…
Best Time to Visit: April to October (especially from June to September for grasslands, June to October for deserts)
Inner Mongolia is so large and abundant with diverse distinct natural and cultural highlights, therefore, you can hardly discover all the bests in one single visit. It would take 3 days to more than 1 month for various needs. And your itinerary can be decided based on your trip length, interests and a major area of this vast destination.
A classic Inner Mongolia tour usually starts from Hohhot, the capital of Inner Mongolia and most convenient traffic hub. Planning 3 days is popular for an essential discovery of Hohhot city highlights with surrounding grassland like Huitengxile or Xilamuren. 1-2 days extension to Kubuqi Desert in Ordos is also frequently chosen. And a 5-6 days trip including Hohhot, nearby grassland, Ulanqab volcanoes, Baotou and Ordos are the favorite one among travelers to discover grassland, desert, historical culture of Genghis Khan, Tibetan Buddhism, etc. in Inner Mongolia.
☛ 6 Days Inner Mongolia Bests Discovery Tour (Hohhot / Ulanqab / Huitengxile Grassland / Baotou / Kubuqi Desert / Ordos)
If you are interested in the most beautiful grassland, arrange 4-5 days to Hulunbuir to catch Hulunbuir Grassland and all the fabulous primitive nature and in-depth nomadic tribe culture highlights in Hailar, Ergun, Genhe and Manzhouli. If you have more time, add 2 more days to Arxan National Forest Park.
A middle and east Inner Mongolia discovery to Hohhot, Baotou, Ordos and Hulunbuir usually takes about 6-8 days, which helps you savor the top representative prairie sightseeing and culture of Inner Mongolia.
The west Inner Mongolia is favored for seeking wilder sightseeing and adventure. If you want to discover China’s most beautiful desert, a 2-4 days Badain Jaran Desert trip to the west Inner Mongolia is your best choice to go! Besides, the splendid Ejina Populus Euphratica Forest is quite hot for a 2-3 days’ photography tour in autumn. If you want a longer vacation, plan as many other visitors to discover Badain Jaran together with nearby hot and convenient destinations like Xining, Zhangye, Dunhuang, Jiayuguan, etc. It usually needs 7 days for a Xining Zhangye Badain Jaran Desert trip.
Besides, it is also a great idea to extend to more popular destinations in China to appreciate more wonderful nature, culture, history and food of this vast country, such as Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Chengdu, Xinjiang, Gansu, Tibet, Yangtze River, Yunnan, Guilin, Zhangjiajie, Huangshan, etc.
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