Weather: Like March, the month of April has a big rise in temperature, with an average daily maximum temperature of 24 °C (75 °F) and an average daily minimum temperature of 10 °C (50 °F).
The weather is generally dry, cool and sunny. It is great tourist weather. It rains only about 7 days of the month, and there is only about 23 mm of total rainfall. April is the end of the dry season. See the current weather and forecast>>
Clothing: It is still long-sleeve weather most of the time. During the day, dress in a light sweater or jacket, and in the evening, wear more layers. There is a big temperature difference between day and night.
April is a good season to see flowers in Kunming, and the weather is more pleasant than in March. Many tourists come to enjoy the outdoors in April.
Visit Green Lake Park: This is a popular city park at the main gate of Yunnan University, and it is near Kunming Zoo. Migratory birds stop there during their migrations. Among these are the popular Siberian seagulls that the locals really enjoy feeding. On sunny days, artists paint and musicians play, and people exercise or go out on small boats on the lake. There is no entrance fee. Local buses 1 and 101 go there as does Bus 133 from Carrefour Plaza.
See the Redlands of Dongchuan: A three hour drive from Kunming, there is a rural area of peasant farmers called Dongchuan. It is a good place to see the spring scenery. It is called "red lands" because the ground is unusually red. It is a particularly beautiful rural area where the locals are friendly.
On the road to Dongchuan, you'll travel past mountains, streams, and smaller and smaller towns and villages. At Dongchuan, you'll see carts pulled by donkeys and oxen. Experience a rural part of China and see the farmers and animals. It is good place for for a day tour, and it is a favorite region for photographers since the vivid colors change continually. Read Redlands photography tips>>
Enjoy the International Cultural Tourism Fest: During the May Day holidays, this 5-day festival spotlights the ethnic dancers and singers from various regions. They dress in colorful costumes and perform at the major parks and pedestrian shopping streets. The Kunming Carnival lasts for three days during the festival.
April a moderate month for tourism. As the weather warms, more tourists visit. The hotels, tourist attractions, and restaurants gear up for the crowds in May but are still offering bargains. The number of tourists increase just before the May Day (May 1) holidays.
If you are planning to visit Kunming, see our Kunming tours or have us tailor-make your tour to Kunming for you. We could help conveniently arrange hotel rooms and your flight and train tickets using our experience in the area.
A 3-day tour of Kunming: The tour includes the highlights around Kunming such as Stone Forest and Green Lake Park. You could opt to go to Jiuxiang Caves.
An 8-day Shangri-La Tour: See the highlights around Yunnan Province including Jiuxiang Caves, Stone Forest Geopark, Dali, Tiger Leaping Gorge, Lijiang, and Tiger Leaping Gorge and Jade Dragon Snow Mountain outside Lijiang. About 90% of the clients tailor their tour for their schedule and interests!
|Date||Average High||Average Low|
|April 1||72 °F||22.22 °C||45 °F||7.22 °C|
|April 2||72 °F||22.22 °C||45 °F||7.22 °C|
|April 3||72 °F||22.22 °C||45 °F||7.22 °C|
|April 4||72 °F||22.22 °C||45 °F||7.22 °C|
|April 5||72 °F||22.22 °C||45 °F||7.22 °C|
|April 6||72 °F||22.22 °C||46 °F||7.78 °C|
|April 7||73 °F||22.78 °C||46 °F||7.78 °C|
|April 8||73 °F||22.78 °C||46 °F||7.78 °C|
|April 9||73 °F||22.78 °C||46 °F||7.78 °C|
|April 10||73 °F||22.78 °C||47 °F||8.33 °C|
|April 11||73 °F||22.78 °C||47 °F||8.33 °C|
|April 12||73 °F||22.78 °C||47 °F||8.33 °C|
|April 13||74 °F||23.33 °C||47 °F||8.33 °C|
|April 14||74 °F||23.33 °C||48 °F||8.89 °C|
|April 15||74 °F||23.33 °C||48 °F||8.89 °C|
|April 16||74 °F||23.33 °C||48 °F||8.89 °C|
|April 17||74 °F||23.33 °C||48 °F||8.89 °C|
|April 18||74 °F||23.33 °C||49 °F||9.44 °C|
|April 19||74 °F||23.33 °C||49 °F||9.44 °C|
|April 20||74 °F||23.33 °C||49 °F||9.44 °C|
|April 21||75 °F||23.89 °C||50 °F||10 °C|
|April 22||75 °F||23.89 °C||50 °F||10 °C|
|April 23||75 °F||23.89 °C||50 °F||10 °C|
|April 24||75 °F||23.89 °C||51 °F||10.56 °C|
|April 25||75 °F||23.89 °C||51 °F||10.56 °C|
|April 26||75 °F||23.89 °C||51 °F||10.56 °C|
|April 27||75 °F||23.89 °C||51 °F||10.56 °C|
|April 28||75 °F||23.89 °C||52 °F||11.11 °C|
|April 29||75 °F||23.89 °C||52 °F||11.11 °C|
|April 30||75 °F||23.89 °C||52 °F||11.11 °C|