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How to Plan Your Xian Trip

Xian is a history book that you need much time to carefully explore and experience, which is the starting point of Silk Road and Chinese civilization center. If you want to travel to Xian, there are some tips you need to be aware of.



1. Visa

Xian is international transportation which offers 72 hours free visa policy for foreigner travelers. If you want to travel more city, you many apply a Chinese tourist visa.



2. Travel time

The best travel time in Xian is between March and May, September and November with pleasing temperature.

If you travel in summer, its suitable for indoor attractions and avoids hiking for a long time.

If you come to in winter, quite cold and less crowded, you can save a sum of money from accommodation and entrance tickets, furthermore, you can experience the beautiful winter scenery of the north. Remember to bring warm jackets, gloves, scarf, and high moisturizer products.


And we highly recommend traveler should avoid Chinese major holidays.

Tomb-Sweeping Day (April 5-7)

Labor Day (May 1-4)

Dragon Boat Festival (June 7-9)

Mid-autumn Festival (September 13-15)

National Day (October 1-7)

Spring Festival (February 4-10)



3. Weather

The average temperature is about 14 degrees. Its very hot in July, up to 32 degrees, extremely cold in January, the average minimum temperature -4 degrees or so.

The rainy season is mainly concentrated from July to September, with some occasional heavy rainstorms.

Do check weather before starting your Xian tour.



4. Xian Tour Length

In general, travelers will take 3-4 days exploring. According to your tour length and interests, you can absorb some inspiration from these routes.

Day 1: Terracotta Warriors, Xian Ancient City Wall

Day 2: Shaanxi History Museum, Big Wild Goose Pagoda

Day 3: Bell Tower and Drum Tower, Muslim Street, Xian Great Mosque

Day 4: Mount Hua

If you have more days, you can explore these sites. Such as Huaqing Hot Spring, Banpo Museum, Wild Small Goose Pagoda, Steles Forest etc.

Besides, you can add more fun for your evening part, like dumpling banquet and Tang Dynasty Show, enjoy music fountain show in the front of Big Wild Goose Pagoda, or explore street food.


And ChinaToursNet can tailor tour itinerary according to your request, please feel free to contact us!



5. Xian Food

There is plenty of tasty food in Xian(插入西安美食的链接), do not miss them out during your Xian Tour.


6. Xian Accommodation

Xian is a touristy city with a large number of hotels which can meet travelers request. Many travelers would like to stay in the city center for convenient transportation. However, if you will stay on Mount Hua for an overnight, the hotel situation may be limited.






The Most Popular Xian Tour

In this tour, visit the main attractions in Xian. See the best-preserved "Xian City Wall", the history book of Xian Museum, the magnificent "Bell Tower and Drum Tower", the historical "Muslim Street", the UNESCO World Heritage "Terracotta Warriors", the national treasure "Big Wild Goose Pagoda" and the 6000 year old "Banpo Village".  


2 Days Popular Xian Group Tour

2 days from|$0

Explore the essence spots in Xian and Chengdu in 5 days tour. In Xian, visit Terracotta Warriors, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Xian City Wall and Muslim Street. Catch the high-speed train to Chengdu to visit cute panda, Leshan Giant Buddha, Wenshu Temple, Kuanzhai Alley, Wuhou Temple, Jinli Old Street, Renmin Park, Chunxi Road. You will have a deeper understanding of Chinese history in Xian and experience of the authentic lifestyle of the locals.


5 Days Xian Chengdu Tour by High-speed Train

5 days from|$428

On this tour, get to view Xian's signature sights on 2 days of private sightseeing covering national treasure "Big Wild Goose Pagoda", UNESCO World Heritage "Terracotta Warriors", history book of Xian "Shaanxi History Museum", the best-preserved "Xian City Wall", and a famous Islamic heritage "Xian Great Mosque". Your two days of sightseeing include a private guide, private transportation, entrance fees, pick -up and drop-off at your chosen Xian location, two Chinese lunches and a dumpling banquet.


2 Days Xian Highlights Tour

2 days from|$208

Xian is a world-famous ancient city since 2,000 years ago. It not only has wonderful historical highlights but also amazing natural wonders. On this tour, you will experience the UNESCO world heritage-Terracotta Warriors, and well-preserved Xian City Wall, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Shaanxi History Museum, Muslim Street. Challenge Mt. Huashan, one of the five most impressive and dangerous mountains in China.


5 Days Xian Terracotta Warriors and Mount Hua Exploration Tour

5 days from|$401
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