Holidays to Xi An

Known affectionately by locals as one of the four furnaces of China, Xi’an offers visitors not only some of the hottest weather in the country but also sizzling attractions. As the eastern end of the ancient Silk Road, Xi'an was not only one of the most populous cities in the …

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How to get to Xi An

Here's what you need to know about getting to Xi An. You can see the cheapest month to fly and a snapshot of flight prices for the following month. Also, don't forget to factor in your travelling time - the typical flight from London Heathrow to Xi An takes 11 hours, 20 minutes.

When to go to Xi An

Typical Holiday Price

£1167 per person

The average price of hotels and apartments in Xi An varies according to the time of year. To help you plan when to go, we've looked at the hotels available on our site, then worked out the average price per night for the quietest and the busiest months.

Cheapest Month to Visit


Based on a typical 1 week holiday - adding together the cost of flights and accommodation - July is the cheapest month to go to Xi An.

Where to stay in Xi An

Whatever your travelling style, we can help find you the perfect place to stay. From luxurious hotels to practical apartments, these are our most popular places in Xi An, according to other travellers.

Things to see and do in Xi An

Diane V | Trip by SkyscannerTerracotta Army
Terracotta Army
Leow Cheng Lam | Trip by SkyscannerXi'an City Wall Wen Chang Gate
Xi'an City Wall Wen Chang Gate
Leow Cheng Lam | Trip by SkyscannerXi'an Muslim Dasi Residential Quarter
Xi'an Muslim Dasi Residential Quarter
TaQpets | FlickrBig Wild Goose Pagoda
Big Wild Goose Pagoda
mararie | FlickrShaanxi History Museum
Shaanxi History Museum
UbeIT | FlickrMausoleum of the First Qin Emperor
Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor
Frances Nguyen Ha | Trip by SkyscannerGreat Mosque of Xi'an
Great Mosque of Xi'an
Leow Cheng Lam | Trip by SkyscannerHan Yangling Terracotta Army
Han Yangling Terracotta Army
kafka4prez | FlickrForest of Stone Steles Museum
Forest of Stone Steles Museum
Christell Berger | Trip by SkyscannerTemple of the Eight Immortals
Temple of the Eight Immortals

Reviews of Xi An

Yvonne Brett
Yvonne BrettSan Diego

One of the highlights of our trip to China was Xi'an, where we saw the Terra Cotta Warriors. They were so impressive, but there is also a lot of other things to see here. The city wall is impressive and there is a great Tang Dynasty dinner show that was very entertaining.

Leow Cheng Lam
Leow Cheng LamKlang

What a beautiful and amazing place in Xi'an. You can see the history and the heritage of China. The more you see, the more you are interested the history of China.


I enjoyed visiting Xi'an-- it's a very walkable city with a lot of history and great food. We may have come on a good weekend, but the air quality wasn't as bad as I was expecting. I recommend it if you're in Beijing or Shanghai for at least 7 days and want to take a couple of days to go elsewhere.

Kenya Pressley
Kenya PressleyXi'an

Incredibly cheap, if you are willing to haggle for prices. Renting can be a bit pricey, considering that expats do not wish to purchase furniture as well relocate from one city to the next very often. As with the rest of China, you can not drink the water, but the air is only bad in winter, mostly---plenty of medical grade masks available at the local pharmacies

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