Situated in South China, Hunan Province features distinct four seasons: lots of rainfall in the end of spring and the beginning of summer, drought in the end of summer and autumn; the weather in spring (February, March and April) is changeable and wet; more sunny days in summer (May, June and July) and (August, September and October). The annual average temperature in Hunan is about 17 °C (63 °F).
Scenery in Hunan Province show its beauties in different seasons, hence the best time to visit Hunan will accordingly change. Changsha, the capital city of Hunan, is a nice tourist destination during the whole year except summer for the intense heat. However, autumn is the best season to visit Changsha, because the red autumnal leaves cover all over Yuelu Mountain and Juzi Island is the most beautiful during this time. For visiting Zhangjiajie City, spring and autumn should be the best seasons, for the pretty peach blossom in spring, and the colorful autumnal leaves and delicious fruits in autumn.