In the Orient, China begins to cool down after the high heat and humidity of summer, and September marks the beginning of the second most popular travel season across the country. It is also a great time to visit Japan before the popular sites begin to become busy again in October.
Occasional tropical storms or typhoons can still occur along the coastal areas of Japan in September, but these typically only last for 2-3 days and usually have a limited impact in urban areas. September is still a great time to visit Indonesia and Borneo.
Summer season continues across Sabah in September, especially during the first half, and it is a great time to visit for those who wish to avoid the peak season rush in July and August.
September is nearing end of the summer season in Indonesia, especially across the popular regions of Java, Bali, Sulawesi and Kalimantan. Days are typically dry with plenty of sunshine and the tourist numbers are relatively low compared to the peak season during July and August.
September marks the beginning of autumn bringing very pleasant weather conditions especially in the northern regions. It’s a great time to hike the mountains in Yunnan, Tibet and along the Silk Road, and the visibility is exceptionally good. It is also an excellent time to visit the giant panda research centres in and around Chengdu for a chance to see newborn baby pandas!