Weather: May is a warm month in general, with changing weather. Daytime and nighttime temperatures vary greatly, the average temperatures are 23 °C (73 °F) and 16 °C (60 °F).
Clothing: Dressing in layers with a thin coat is appropriate, as it may become very hot at noon and colder later. You may also need a sweater.
Shanghai May Weather Data Graphs
Best Things to Do in Shanghai in May
May is a time is to go to the hills and parks. Take advantage of days of comfortable weather in May before the muggy monsoon season starts to see outdoor places.
See Animals at Shanghai Zoo
Along with tigers, there are hundreds of species of animals at Shanghai Zoo. The pandas are the favorite, and the zoo is one of the best places in China to watch pandas. Along with the animals, the park maintains a lot of trees and gardens you can enjoy and rest in the shade as you walk around the large complex.
Explore the Shanghai Wild Animal Park
Many people would consider the Shanghai Wild Animal Park to be one of the top places to go during a trip to Shanghai. Children especially like to see the animals up close. You can see the most dangerous animals from inside the tour buses. They often come up to the windows. The park also has areas to walk through, and a special kids zoo too.
Visit Fengjing Ancient Town
Fengjing Ancient Town is one of several ancient towns near Shanghai. It is laced by a waterway network, and lotus flowers grow in some places. You can take a boat for a tour or visit an art museum or heave a meal.
Visiting Shanghai in May: Important Travel Tips and Popular Tours
May is in the high season.
May is a high travel month. The Labor Day holiday is between May 1st and 3rd, and most Chinese people have three days off from work. Transportation routes are busy and tourist attractions are crowded.
May is also when international tour groups arrive to sightsee during the fine May weather. If your travel date coincides with the holiday, plan in advance. Let us help you book flights and train tickets.
Recommended Shanghai Tours
- 2-Day Charming Shanghai and Watertown Tour: Visit Shanghai's most popular attractions and enjoy a peaceful water town.
- 5-Day Shanghai, Hangzhou and Suzhou Bullet Train Tour - including a relaxing walk along the Bund and a visit to a lovely ancient water town