Weather: June may be the third hottest month following July and August. The average temperature ranges from 22 °C (72 °F) to 29 °C (84 °F) daily. You may feel hot in the morning and in the evening as there is minimal breeze.
It is often cloudy or overcast, but when it is sunny, it may be scorching since the sunshine is strong and the humidity is high. There are 16 days of rain in the month for a total of 171 mm.
Forecast: The weather is changeable, so stay abreast of the local weather forecast>>
Air quality: Lightly to moderately polluted.
Clothing: Shorts, T-shirts and rain gear.
In June, you can duck indoors into museums when it rains. Otherwise, you can enjoy the scenery and breezes on a Daning River cruise or a Yangtze cruise.
The Lesser Three Gorges: It is a good time to see the lush green gorges. Both the water and the landscape are green and contrasts with the muddy brown color of the Yangtze. Most tourists say that the scenery is better than at the big Three Gorges. Cool river breezes help you to stay cool.
Ciqikou Old Town: This favorite tourist shopping area isn't for bargain hunting as much as for recreation. The area is known for old preserved architecture and many walking lanes. Try the local food such as Suan La Fen (Sour Hot Noodles).
The Three Gorges Museum is a large and modern museum where many tourists like to spend a few hours. It is a fascinating place to learn about the region of the Three Gorges, its history, and see the preserved antiques and artifacts from the submerged area. You can learn about the huge new dam too.
June is officially "high season" for tourism, but tourism is relatively lower than in July and August when universities and schools are on summer vacation.
Flights tickets and good hotel rooms may be hard to book. China Highlights can help you reserve these at a large discount.
Be aware that Chongqing has 72-hour visa free visits. This means you can visit the huge region of the city without a visa and save money and time on getting a tourist visa.
7-Day Yangtze and Li Rivers Tour: Cruise the Yangtze and tour Chongqing where you'll visit Ciqikou and the Chongqing Zoo's Panda Room. Cruise on the Li River of Guilin too where you can enjoy the beautiful lush natural summer scenery.
Yangtze Gold Cruises: These new luxury liners have useful high-tech facilities so you can enjoy your trip and keep in touch with the rest of the world.