Weather: The weather is often fine, and the UV radiation is most intense in July. The average temperature hits 29 °C (84 °F), the average minimum temperature is 25 °C (77 °F), and the average maximum temperature reaches 32 °C (90 °F). Sometimes there are dry spells, but thunderstorms and typhoons frequently appear during the month. In June, total rainfall averages 138 millimeters, and the month sees about 9 rainy days. See the current weather and forecast>>
Clothing: Summer clothes such as shorts, shirts, and skirts are advised. Ultraviolet radiation is strong during July. If you go outside, apply sunscreen to protect your skin and remember to wear a hat and a pair of sunglasses.
Things to Do
Enjoy a river boat trip: You can enjoy a Lu River night cruise, and see the sights along the river while enjoying drinks or something to eat. You can see the city lights, and depending on the route, you'll see Gulangyu Garden, the Yanwu Bridge, and Haicang Bridge, and Xiamen Shipyard. Enjoy Xiamen's river on a warm evening with fresh breezes.
Xiamen was one of China's first special economic zones, and it has a large Taiwanese and foreign presence. Tourists can enjoy the local nightlife, the expat-oriented restaurants that feature good quality food, and the general environmental quality. It is known as one of China's cleanest cities.
See the Danxia Landform Geopark: On the border of Fujian Province and Jiangxi Province, there is a natural park of about 100 square miles in area with eroded sedimentary formations called Danxia. There are many ravines and caves in the area, and some of the caves have prehistoric remains, were inhabited, or were Buddhist or Taoist religious sites. You can see Buddhist imagery and writings, waterfalls, and the rain and river sculpted scenery. The historical remains and natural scenery are listed as a World Heritage site.
Mount Wuyi Park: This is another natural park in Fujian Province with numerous high stairways that lead to scenic overlooks. If you want to, you can do a lot of stair climbing exercise. If you don't want to exercise, you can see the highlights by vehicle or take a river rafting trip. Nine-Bend Stream has scenic red sandstone formations. The park is a noted wildlife sanctuary too.
High Travel Season
The summer holidays begins in early July, and tourist sites are crowded. Transportation is also busy during this month. If you want to visit Xiamen, book your flight and train tickets in advance, and we might be able to get you a discount and deliver the tickets conveniently. Hotel rates are often higher than usual during this month, and we can help you book a hotel room you'll like by your experience in the area. Why wait in line to get tickets?
Popular Tours to Xiamen
If you are planning a Xiamen tour, please see our recommended tours below for inspirations:
- 3-Day Xiamen Essence and In-Depth Fujian Tulou Tour - Relaxed Weekend Tour
- 5-Day Xiamen, Tulou and Wuyi Mountain Tour - Cultural and Scenic Tour
Not interested in the above tours? Just tell us your interests and requirements, China Highlights will tailor-make you a perfect Xiamen tour.
Take advantage of the newly-opened bullet trains between Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Xiamen. You can travel between Hong Kong and Xiamen in only four hours at 200 kilometers per hour, and it is worth doing just for the novelty; and it is about 5 times cheaper than a flight. You can modify as per your interests to include Hong Kong, Macau, and Shenzhen too.