The weather in October in Xining becomes much colder. The lowest temperature drops to nearly 2 °C (35.6 °F). It is rather cold outside, the wind blows, and it drizzles every once in a while. It may even be freezing at night.
Wear an overcoat and jeans when outdoors to avoid catching a cold.
This month is a busy travel month, as National Day comes. The National Day holiday often lasts seven days and is at the beginning of the month. Many tourists may plan to travel to Xining to celebrate this golden week, making hotel rooms and flight tickets difficult to book. The city is also overcrowded.