When to Go

Advertisement

When to Go

The best time to visit Shanghai is early spring or early fall, when the weather is good and crowds diminish. Although temperatures are scorching and the humidity can be unbearable, summer is the peak tourist season, and hotels and transportation can get very crowded.

Avoid the two main national holidays, Chinese New Year (which ranges from mid-January to mid-February) and the National Day holiday (always the first week of October), when a billion people are on the move.

More Travel Tips

Advertisement

Trip Finder
Store
Guidebooks

Fodor's Shanghai's 25 Best, 3rd Edition

View Details
Travel Phrases

Learn Chinese phrases while you're on the go!

Download Now
Travel Deals
Forums