The best time for traveling to Chengdu is between March and June and September to November.
Surrounded by high mountains on four sides, Chengdu has both a subtropical monsoon climate and a typical basin climate. Spring comes early in Chengdu. The flowers blossom around Spring Festival as it gets warmer. Since Chengdu is located in the basin area, it’s stifling hot in summer, cool and comfortable in autumn and warm in winter. Its annual average temperature is around 16-18℃ with most of the rainfall in July and August. It rarely rains in spring and winter. Its temperature rarely drops lower than 5℃ in winter. As fog is dominant and wind is rare, Chengdu has a short duration of sunshine year round.
Though Chengdu has its hottest months in July and August, its nearby Qingcheng Mountain, Xiling Snow Mountain, Jiu Longgou, Jiufeng Mountain, Tiantai Mountain and Longchi Forest Park are the most ideal summer resorts. In winter, the Longchi Forest Park and Xiling Snow Mountain exposes you to opportunities for appreciating the snow view. You can rarely bump into such opportunities in any other southern provinces.