Guilin Weather in September

jinkengThe fall colors of the Longji Terraces Fields

Weather: The average low and high temperatures are respectively 22°C (72°F) and 30°C (86°F). Expect dry and often sunny weather. There is only 82 millimeters of rain in the entire month. See the current weather and forecast>>

Clothing: Summer clothes will still do, but bring a coat or cardigan to cope with early morning and evening coolness because in the last ten days of September the weather becomes cooler and windy, especially on the mountains of Longsheng north of Guilin.

Things to Do

The summer is long in Guilin, and summer turns into a pleasant warm, sunny, and dry autumn in September. It is an ideal time to visit Guilin's scenic locations since the weather is neither hot nor cold.

Mid-Autumn Festival: The second biggest Chinese holiday usually falls in September, though occasionally the public holiday is in early October. Moon cakes featuring the fruits and nuts of the season are the favorite festival food. If you arrive around the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival, you will be fortunate to enjoy the moon cakes and beverages by the Li River. Hopefully the bright harvest moon will brighten up the river with silvery shimmers.

Longji Terraces in Longsheng: At the end of September and early October, the Longsheng Terraces are in harvest time and the rice is golden. You will get amazing pictures of nature and the people. Farmers are busy with their farming, and the golden color will just make you happy.

You can pick your own tea at tea plantations in the area. It is high quality but cheap tea! You can enjoy picking your own tea, walking to small villages to have a meal, and then exploring off the beaten tourist path. There are about 8 different ethnic groups sharing the terraced region. The ethnic farming villages, their architecture, and their food are all memorable.

Longji is about a two-hour drive from Guilin, and China Highlights will do our best to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable trip. We can also arrange a hiking trip in this area. There are about 65 square kilometers of these terraced fields to walk around in, and the elevation of the highest peaks is about 1,000 meters (3,200) feet high.

yangshuo countryside cycling Yangshuo countryside biking

Li River: In September it rains little and it is almost always sunny. The sky is blue and the air quality is fresh. There is a clear view, and it is a good time to have a nice walk alongside the Li River or take a Li River cruise or rafting trip. We can arrange a car ride back to Yangshuo or Guilin for you.

Biking in Yangshuo: The weather is also optimal for cycling along the Li River or in Yangshuo that is a small town near Guilin. You can feel the cool breeze when you ride bikes, and it is not very crowded in September. Yangshuo is where the Li River cruise boats dock at the end of the trip. We can arrange an exciting day with a cruise in the morning, lunch on the boat, and an afternoon of biking and seeing the sights.

High Travel Season

September is high travel season for foreign tourists. There is a surge of travel for Chinese who come in or leave Guilin for the Spring Festival if it's in September and for the October National Day holidays. You'll find that hotel rooms, flight tickets and train tickets are more difficult to get, but we can book these for you at a discount compared to what you would pay if you tried to get the tickets yourself.

It is a waste of your time to stand in line in crowded train or bus stations waiting for a possible ticket. Try to avoid the golden week of National Day (from October 1 to October 7) and the last couple of days of September.

Guilin Tours

We have a variety of Guilin package tours. Whether you love hiking, biking, eating, cruising, or going to the caves and mountains, we can tailor your tour to suit your needs. We know the area well, and we can create your tour using our many years of experience.

Further Reading

Guilin Climate Information by Month

Questions and Answers About Guilin Weather in September

helen uy 2012-09-17
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what is d weather in xiamen jinjiang mt putuo hanzhou lijiang river guilin yangshuo we are planning a trip on sept 20 to 25
Dear Helen, September is a good time for travelling places you listed. The average temperature is around 20℃ to 28℃. Please bring your Long T-shirt and a thin coat with you while travelling. Nancy Nancy Deng replied on 2012-09-18
Cheryl Bingham 2012-09-05
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We are visiting from Sept. 23rd to Sept. 26th. How will the weather be during this time? Cheryl
Dear Cheryl Bingham, Based on the former data, the average temperature will be 21℃-30℃ (69.8℉-86℉). It is hot in the day and it is cool at night, you could take some T-shirt, shorts, shirts and Jeans. There are some options about the tour for reference. Please click: If you have not arranged a tour, I am glad to design an itinerary for you, please feel free to let me know your travel plan. My e-mail is Lussie Lu replied on 2012-09-05
Yati 2012-09-02
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Is there any fruits that is in season in september when visting Guilin?

Hi Yati, welcome to Guilin. There will be lots of oranges, pears, persimmons, grapes, dragon fruits, pomelos, bananas, etc.

Whitney Liao replied on 2012-09-03
May 2012-08-25
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If needed a wheel chair for old people which not convenience to walk, how much will be charge for such arrangement ? calculate per day or by tour basis ?

Hi May, it is CNY50-70/day/person. Some of the hotels also offer it for free.

Whitney Liao replied on 2012-08-26
sally 2012-08-23
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hi,I''''m sally from malaysia,i would like to plan a trip ti guilin this coming 6th sept till 11th was the weather during that periods of time? and we prefer not too hot and raining day.thanks.

Hi Sally, it is a good time to visit Guilin in September. The summer heat has gone, and the winter cold hasn't come. It is very comfortable. The average low and high temperatures are respectively 25℃ (77℉) and 30℃ (86℉). It doesn't rain often, maybe 2-3 times a month.  Welcome to Guilin. We can arrange a perfect tour for you.

Whitney Liao replied on 2012-08-24
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