While China is a year-round destination, the months of May, September, and October are ideal months for travel anywhere in the country. In the north, the winters are cold, and summers are warm, with moist monsoon air streams making it hot (80% of China's rainfall occurs between late May and early October, mostly in the Southern regions). June through August is a good time to visit central and northern China. Spring and autumn are the best months for travel in Southern China. The months of March and April are the lower-priced shoulder season; while the lowest price, off-season travel, is from November through the winter months. This is when adventuresome travelers are rewarded with unbelievably low prices and far fewer fellow tourists.
Xian 3 Days
Price From: $330
The "Eternal City" of Xian is considered one of the birthplaces of ancient Chinese civilization. Among the myriad of historical and cultural treasures found in this city, the famed Terracotta Warriors remains Xian's star attraction.
Shanghai 3 Days
Price From: $350
This port city is filled with stunning contrasts. Here, visitors can witness the glittering skyscrapers of Shanghai, visit a Ming Dynasty classical garden and enjoy luxury shopping on Nanjing Road, all in one day.
Guilin 3 Days
Situated in southern China, the lush city of Guilin is celebrated for its breathtaking landscapes. A cruise down the emerald waters of the Li River displays Guilin's beauty in its purest form – mist-shrouded hills, unique karst formations and leisurely boats meandering by.
Hangzhou 3 Days
Price From: $450
A city once regarded by Marco Polo as "the most splendid and luxurious city in the world," Hangzhou has many wonderful sights and experiences to explore. Without a doubt, its UNESCO World Heritage Site, the West Lake is a must see destination.