Weather: It is often cool, drizzly and cloudy. The average temperatures range from 17 °C (63 °F) during the day to 12 °C (54 °F) at night. On sunny days, it might feel warm, but it is usually mostly cloudy.
Rain falls on 12 days of the month for a monthly total of 46 mm. This is much less than the summer, and rainfall isn't heavy. It is usually overcast, and there is smog.
Forecast: The weather is changeable, so stay abreast of the local weather forecast.
Air quality: moderately polluted.
Clothing: A jacket and rain gear are needed.
Things to Do in Chongqing in November
There is usually an 'Indian summer' period from the end of October to the middle of November during which it is warm with less rain. It is a time to go out and see the red leaves in the Lesser Three Gorges, Wulong Karst, Shaping Park and other city parks.
Take a Daning River Cruise
The Lesser Three Gorges: This is called a "must see" by many tourists. The cold nights add reds, browns, and yellows to the verdant green of the canyon walls. The emerald green color of the river contrasts with the muddy brown water of the Yangtze. It makes for an interesting half-day side trip before or after a Yangtze cruise.
Shop and Sightsee at Ciqikou
Ciqikou Old Town: This favorite tourist shopping area has old architecture that dates from the era when it was a porcelain manufacturing and merchant center. You can shop for porcelain, silver, tea, souvenirs, and other Chinese products.
Explore Wulong Karst
Wulong Karst: This famed World Heritage listed park is four hours from Chongqing. Early fall is a good time to hike there. There are large caves and three natural stone bridges averaging 200 meters high and 200 meters wide.
See the Pandas
Chongqing Zoo has a fine group of pandas, both the big black and white ones and the cat-like playful red pandas, and other exotic creatures in a large park.
Touring Chongqing in November
Low Tourist Season
The low travel season begins in November and the city is less crowded this month. Good discounts on hotel rooms and flights are easy to get. You can save a lot of money by traveling in November.
Chongqing is one of several cities with 72-hour visa free visits. This means you can tour the large city region without a visa and save money and time.
2-Day Chongqing Tour: Ciqikou, Chongqing Zoo, Three Gorges Museum and other highlights. You can modify your tour.
Yangtze Gold Cruises: Cruise on the Yangtze in luxurious style. These are the newest ships, and they have hi-tech facilities.
See our full spectrum of tours or we can tailor your own tour of Chongqing.
Chongqing Climate Information by Month
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- Chongqing Weather in June
- Chongqing Weather in July
- Chongqing Weather in August
- Chongqing Weather in September
- Chongqing Weather in October
- Chongqing Weather in November
- Chongqing Weather in December