Weather: November is the start of the cool dry season, as well as the start of the low tourist season. There is little rainfall, and the temperature difference between day and night is quite large.
The average daily low and high temperatures are respectively 7 °C (45 °F) and 17 °C (63 °F). There is about 42 mm of total rainfall, and it rains only about 7 days of the month.
Clothing: You'll need shirts with long sleeves, a coat, and long trousers or dresses for sunny days. Check the weather to see if you'll need rain gear. Check the current weather and forecast>>
Cui Lake Park: The big pond is called "Green Lake" in English. It is the most popular city park for tourists. Locals especially like the Siberian seagulls. At the end of November, flocks of black-headed gulls from Siberia start coming in. Flocks of other migratory birds come too. Enjoy feeding the birds and watching the locals perform, exercise, and paint. You can rent a boat to go out on the lake and see the scenery.
Shop: Downtown at Dongfeng Road, Qingnian Road, and Zhengyi Road, there are convenient places to shop. These malls and small shops sell both foreign brands, locally produced crafts products, and locally grown Chinese herbal teas and green teas. Enjoy the shopping. You can get bargains on artistic crafts products such as Sani handbags, wax print fabrics and clothes, and souvenirs.
Dine: There are both foreign style restaurants and local style restaurants. Kunming's local specialties include Over the Bridge Rice Noodles and Steam Pot Chicken.
Stone Forest Geopark: This park features several square miles of stone pillars, ravines, pits, and caves. The unusual geology is listed as a UNESCO geopark. Some areas look like a pine forest. Lion Pavilion (Shizi Ting) that is the highest point in the park affords the best views. Be careful while hiking since a slip might be dangerous. Wear shoes with good traction. The Geopark is about 1.5 hours from Kunming.
November and December are low travel months. As the temperature drops, people hunker down to work and school until the Chinese New Year holidays. The prices for hotel rooms, flight tickets and train tickets are lower than usual.
This is a time to enjoy a tour less expensively before winter weather sets in. You can create your own tour with this form. Specify what sort of accommodations, modes of travel, and sightseeing you prefer. Tell us what you most want to do, and we'll try to arrange the trip by our experience and even find you discounts.
3-day tour of Kunming: You'll see the highlights around Kunming such as Stone Forest Park and Green Lake Park. You can modify your trip for Dongchuan, West Hill or Jiuxiang Caves.
8-day Shangri-La Tour: On this regional tour, we'll visit ancient capital cities, one of the world's deepest canyons, and snowy mountain ranges. We go to Dali, Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Tiger Leaping Gorge, and Stone Forest Geopark and Jiuxiang Cave near Kunming.
Most of our clients tailor their tour. The links below can help you decide on where to go in autumn.
|Date||Average High||Average Low|
|November 1||65 °F||18.33 °C||48 °F||8.89 °C|
|November 2||65 °F||18.33 °C||48 °F||8.89 °C|
|November 3||65 °F||18.33 °C||47 °F||8.33 °C|
|November 4||65 °F||18.33 °C||47 °F||8.33 °C|
|November 5||64 °F||17.78 °C||47 °F||8.33 °C|
|November 6||64 °F||17.78 °C||47 °F||8.33 °C|
|November 7||64 °F||17.78 °C||46 °F||7.78 °C|
|November 8||64 °F||17.78 °C||46 °F||7.78 °C|
|November 9||64 °F||17.78 °C||46 °F||7.78 °C|
|November 10||64 °F||17.78 °C||45 °F||7.22 °C|
|November 11||63 °F||17.22 °C||45 °F||7.22 °C|
|November 12||63 °F||17.22 °C||45 °F||7.22 °C|
|November 13||63 °F||17.22 °C||45 °F||7.22 °C|
|November 14||63 °F||17.22 °C||44 °F||6.67 °C|
|November 15||63 °F||17.22 °C||44 °F||6.67 °C|
|November 16||63 °F||17.22 °C||44 °F||6.67 °C|
|November 17||62 °F||16.67 °C||43 °F||6.11 °C|
|November 18||62 °F||16.67 °C||43 °F||6.11 °C|
|November 19||62 °F||16.67 °C||43 °F||6.11 °C|
|November 20||62 °F||16.67 °C||43 °F||6.11 °C|
|November 21||62 °F||16.67 °C||42 °F||5.56 °C|
|November 22||62 °F||16.67 °C||42 °F||5.56 °C|
|November 23||61 °F||16.11 °C||42 °F||5.56 °C|
|November 24||61 °F||16.11 °C||42 °F||5.56 °C|
|November 25||61 °F||16.11 °C||41 °F||5 °C|
|November 26||61 °F||16.11 °C||41 °F||5 °C|
|November 27||61 °F||16.11 °C||41 °F||5 °C|
|November 28||61 °F||16.11 °C||40 °F||4.44 °C|
|November 29||61 °F||16.11 °C||40 °F||4.44 °C|
|November 30||60 °F||15.56 °C||40 °F||4.44 °C|