Weather: The temperature is comfortable. It ranges from an average low of 15 °C (59 °F) at night to a high of 23 °C (73 °F) during the day.
But it turns rainy. Rain falls in half the days of the month for a total of 105 mm. It is usually partly cloudy or cloudy. See the flowers in the parks.
Forecast: The weather is changeable, so stay abreast of the local weather forecast>>
Air quality: Good.
Clothing: We recommend that you wear a light jacket in the mornings and evenings. A long-sleeve shirt at noon is adequate. Have rain gear.
The Lesser Three Gorges: A fine time to visit is in spring when everything is green. Both the water and the landscape are green. The color contrasts with the muddy brown color of the Yangtze. The scenery is better than at the big Three Gorges. The green canyon walls tower above the river.
Ciqikou Old Town: Spring is a good time to wander around and sightsee in the large old city center of Chongqing. There are less crowds and much less rain before the heat of summer. The old buildings in this area have been preserved. Tourists like the local spicy hot snacks and yoghurt and hunt for bargains in the shops.
Wulong Karst: This famed natural park has large caves and three natural stone bridges. It is four hours from Chongqing. It is World Heritage Listed. April is a good time to go for hiking and touring before the heat and heavy rain of summer.
Travel volume picks up as the weather warms. Flight tickets and hotel rooms are higher priced. Train tickets are readily available.
Chongqing has 72-hour visa free visits. This means you can tour the city without a visa saving money and time.
4-Day Yangtze River Cruise and Chongqing Tour: Take a river cruise and tour Chongqing. The Chongqing Panda House and Ciqikou are scheduled. We can modify this tour for other excursions such as the Lesser Three Gorges.