How to get to Qingdao?
By Air: Qingdao is well connected to most of the major Chinese cities by domestic flights. It is also easily approached from oversea destinations including Busan, Seoul, Frankfurt, Melbourne, Los Angeles, Singapore, Tokyo, Osaka, etc.
By Train: As high-speed train network is expanding, it is very easy to make a Qingdao tour package from Jinan, Beijing and Shanghai. The train journey takes around 3 hours, 5 hours and 7 hours respectively.
By Ship: Being a large seaport in east of China, Qingdao has a developed water transport network. It provides ferry lines connecting with Incheon, Shimonoseki, Shanghai, Dalian and Guangzhou.
What is the best time to visit Qingdao?
Benefiting from the monsoon climate with distinct marine features, Qingdao has a mild weather in all four seasons, without extreme cold and hot temperature. In spring and autumn, it is warm and humid. The coldest season is January with an average temperature of 0.9℃ below zero (30.4°F). Summer is cool and pleasant with the temperature ranging from 20 to 28℃ (68 to 82.4°F). The best travel period is from the end of March to early November, especially in late August, when it comes to the golden season due to the mild seawater temperature.
Qingdao International Beer Festival
It is a yearly festival held in Qingdao since 1991 and lasts for 15 days from the second weekend of August every year. As China's Oktoberfest, this carnival featuring artistic parades, beer tasting, music, food, trade exhibitions, gala performances and various contests attracts thousands of people from all over the world. Hence, during this time hotels, tour guides and vehicles would be in great demand. It is best to arrange your trip to Qingdao as early as possible if you want to experience this beer carnival.