Xi’an Weather in October

What’s the Weather in Xi’an in October

Xi’an weather in October is quite refreshing, with the average temperature in the range of 12 – 20 °C (53.6 – 68 °F). Due to the influence of the Pacific subtropical high, Xi’an climate in October still brings a lot of rainfall, with an average of 60 mm (2.4 inches) of precipitation. There will be a big temperature difference between morning and evening this month. You are not advised to plan a trip during China’s National Day Holiday from October 1st to 7th when the road will be blocked by traffic and the scenic spots are also crowded with tourists.


What to Wear in Xi’an in October

Trench coats, long-sleeve shirts, and jackets are suitable clothes to wear in Xi’an in October. Because of the large temperature difference between the day and the night, warm clothes such as thin sweaters, hoodies, and cardigans are necessary when taking a walk in the evening.


Where to Go in Xi’an in October

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With the leaves turning yellow and red, and the temperature cooling down, October is considered to be one of the best times to travel to Xi’an.


Cuihua Mountain is a perfect destination to go hiking. Stroll in this natural oxygen bar, and admire the highest waterfall in the north of the Qinling Mountains. If lucky enough, on a sunny day you may take beautiful pictures of a rainbow over the cascade waterfall. Bring your own tent and snacks to camp near Heavenly Lake.

Xi'an Muslim Quarter
Xian Muslim Quarter


Enjoy a peaceful tour to Famen Temple in good weather. See the only relic of Sakyamuni’s finger bone in the world; meander along the paths covered with yellow ginkgo leaves.


Actually, outdoor activities are highly recommended when you travel to Xi’an in October – riding a bicycle on the City Wall, tasting local specialties in Muslim Quarter and Yongxingfang, hiking in Huashan Mountain, visit Big Wild Goose Pagoda at night…


Tips to Know for Traveling Xi’an in October

October is a peak traveling month when it is difficult to book air and train tickets, so you’d better plan your itinerary in advance.