Wuhan has a subtropical monsoon climate, and many visitors prefer to avoid times of high rainfall and high humidity. If weather is a consideration for you, then March and April, and September and October are the best seasons to visit this city in terms of climate. However, travel is likely to be more expensive during these times, so visiting in the slightly wetter periods can be best if you are looking to save money on flights. Summers in Wuhan tend to be very hot, so travel in August is definitely for heat-lovers only! If you want to see the city in full, colourful, festival mode then why not visit during the Chinese New Year celebrations?
Romantic parks, elegant museums, peaceful gardens, and delicious local cuisine make Wuhan a very desirable place to visit. One truly unique place to visit in this city is the Hubei Provincial Museum. This museum contains over 140, 000 ancient artefacts, most of which were unearthed from a tomb more than two and a half centuries old. The museum thus provides a fascinating glimpse into the ancient history of the region. Nature lovers should make sure to visit the Donghu National Park, which is a great place for a quiet stroll amid lush vegetation and shimmering lakes. Take a dragon boat ride through East Lake and enjoy the great views of the city that you can enjoy from the water. The Botanical Garden is a haven of tranquillity in the bustling city, and is a brilliant place to come when you have had a hard morning of retail therapy in the many excellent shops in Wuhan. There are plenty of majestic religious buildings in this part of China, too. One of the most popular architectural and religious attractions is the Guiyuan temple.
As well as a high speed Wuhan-Guangzhou train that will help you to explore the rest of China from the city’s train station, there are plenty of transport options for seeing sights within the town centre. Dragon boats and ferries operate on the river. Taxis and buses are plentiful.
Wuhan Tianhe International Airport (WUH) is the main airport serving this region of China. There is a special bus several times a day that will take you the 12 miles (20 km) from the airport to Wuhan train station. The bus is timed to coincide with the arrivals of flights. Another option is to hire a car and drive to your hotel: there are car hire kiosks at the airport, or you can book your vehicle online and have it ready to pick up at the airport. For a fee in the region of five times what you would pay for the shuttle bus, you can also get a taxi from the airport to the town centre: sharing with other visitors will help to reduce the cost.
If you book a flight to Wuhan, you will be flying into Wuhan, which is the city’s only airport. Wuhan (WUH) is located 23.0 km from the centre of Wuhan.