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November in Chengdu : Weather, What to Pack, and What to See

November in Chengdu : Weather, What to Pack, and What to See

Written by Kelly PangUpdated Aug. 17, 2023
Giant pandas Two cute pandas in Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding and Research Base

With fewer crowds and mild weather, November is one of the best times of the year to plan a trip to Chengdu. The season for high tourist volume ends around the middle of November. So if you come around the end of November, you might find lower prices and less crowds

Although the weather is colder and tourists aren't flocking to the city in nearly as high of numbers, there are still plenty of things you can do in this month.

Chengdu Weather in November

November is chilly. The average daily high temperature is around 16 °C (61 °F), and the lowest temperature is about 10 °C (50 °C). Fortunately, the temperature doesn't fluctuate much between daytime and nighttime in Chengdu, and temperatures rarely drop below freezing at any point in the month.

It is generally cloudy or foggy at this time of year, but it rains very little (8 mm total). It won't feel dry because of the foggy climate. The sun rarely shines, so you may feel a bit cold.

What to Pack

If you'll be visiting Chengdu in November, pack some fall favorites including long pants, a shirt or blouse, and a coat or a light jacket.

If you go to the mountains, which can be much colder. Don't forget to pack a few winter essentials. Sweaters or hoodies, and an insulated windproof jacket will make life more comfortable in the evenings and later in the month when it gets chilly.

With all the walking you'll do in Chengdu, comfortable footwear is a must.  

Giant buddhaLeshan Giant Buddha

November Travel Tips

On the whole, the weather is neither too hot nor too cold, so many tourists think November is ideal touring weather.

For Panda Lovers: The Giant Panda Breeding and Research Base in Chengdu is the top spot in China to see pandas. It is among the top three favorite places tourists and their children like. Adults and children like to cuddle with the big teddy bear creatures. It is a big place to walk around in, so bring a coat if it is a chilly day.

Jiuzhaigou and Huanglong Natural Reserve are great places to see fall colors. The hikes to Leshan Mountain and Mount Emei can be relatively easy due to the comfortable weather and fewer crowds.

Xiling Snow Mountain creates beautiful scenery as the top of the mountain may be covered with a thin layer of snow. 

Chengdu Climate Information by Month

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