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It’s all about timing. To avoid crowds and inflated prices, we recommend the period between high and low seasons when the weather is fine, places are still open and happy to welcome travelers, and you can explore a destination at your own pace. ShermansTravel experts call this magical time and space continuum the Sweet Spot.

When to go to China

Peak Season: April to June; September to December; late January

China is a big country, so peak season varies from place to place, but on average spring and fall are the most temperate months with weather in the 70s. These are busy leisure and corporate travel periods, so book early as hotels fill up fast. Chinese New Year, which occurs on January 26th in 2009 (February 14th in 2010) also draws multitudes of visitors.  

Off Season: July to August; early January; February

Avoid the off season: summer is blisteringly hot and dry (90-degree weather is common), while winter, with its icy, 33-degree temperatures and bitter winds, is equally visitor-unfriendly. 

Sweet Spot: March

The transition from winter to spring is short, but March, though still chilly in the 50s and 60s, usually yields sunny, clear days and is a good time to capitalize on bargains and fewer tourists.

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