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Dalian is a major port city in the Liaoning Province of northeastern China. It is located on the southern tip of the Liaodong Peninsula, facing the Bohai Sea to the west and the Yellow Sea to the east.

Dalian is an important industrial city, with a population of over 6 million people. It is the largest port in northern China and one of the busiest in the world. It is also a major financial and transportation hub, with a high concentration of universities, research institutes, and financial institutions.

The city has a rich history, having been founded in 1898 as a fishing village. It was later developed as a port during the Qing Dynasty, and by the early 20th century, it had become a major trading port. During the Second World War, the city was occupied by the Japanese and was later liberated by the Soviet Union. After the war, it was an important port for the Soviet Union, and today it is an important port for China.

The city is also known for its beautiful natural scenery, with numerous parks, beaches, and mountains. It is also home to several cultural attractions, such as the Dalian Museum of Natural History, the Dalian Museum of Art, and the Dalian International Conference Center.

The city is also a popular tourist destination, with a variety of attractions, including the Dalian Aquarium, the Dalian International Trade Center, and the Dalian World Expo Center.

Dalian is an important economic, financial, and cultural center in China, and its importance is only increasing. It is a modern city with a rich history, beautiful scenery, and plenty of attractions.

Excursion tips for a day in Dalian

As a tourist in Dalian, China, there are plenty of exciting activities to do in one day. Here is a list of some of the top activities to experience:

1. Visit Xinghai Square, the largest city square in Asia, for a unique view of Dalian.

2. Take a stroll along the beautiful Golden Pebble Beach, one of the most popular beaches in the city.

3. Explore the vast collections of the Dalian Natural History Museum.

4. Visit the Dalian Modern Museum and admire the contemporary art on display.

5. Go shopping at Dalian's many shopping malls, including the Dalian International Trade Center.

6. Visit the Dalian Laohutan Ocean Park, one of the largest ocean parks in China.

7. Enjoy the nightlife of Dalian at one of the many bars, clubs, and restaurants.

8. Take a boat ride along the harbor and admire the skyline of the city.

9. Visit the Dalian World Expo Center and explore the interactive exhibits.

10. Take a day trip to the nearby Tiger Beach and enjoy its beautiful scenery.

Experience Dalian with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Dalian. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Dalian

Dalian in China has a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. Spring is mild and humid, with temperatures ranging from 8°C to 20°C. Summer is hot and humid with temperatures ranging from 20°C to 35°C. Autumn is cool and dry with temperatures ranging from 8°C to 20°C. Winter is cold and dry with temperatures ranging from -5°C to 5°C. The city enjoys plenty of sunshine throughout the year, with an average of more than 2,000 hours of sunshine per year.

Cruise weather for Dalian

Our weather forecast for Dalian helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 31.0 °C
min: 22.2 °C
15.8 m/s
32.8 m/s
73.5 %
24.1 m
75.2 %
1,002 hPa
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 28.4 °C
min: 23.5 °C
16.9 m/s
33.5 m/s
57.5 %
19.0 m
89.0 %
1,000 hPa
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 31.2 °C
min: 23.6 °C
16.2 m/s
27.0 m/s
38.3 %
22.8 m
84.5 %
1,000 hPa
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 27.6 °C
min: 24.2 °C
21.2 m/s
44.6 m/s
97.6 %
22.8 m
89.2 %
1,001 hPa
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 26.1 °C
min: 23.9 °C
23.8 m/s
43.9 m/s
100.0 %
23.9 m
90.4 %
1,003 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 29.2 °C
min: 23.6 °C
16.6 m/s
22.7 m/s
59.0 %
24.1 m
80.4 %
1,007 hPa
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 27.8 °C
min: 23.1 °C
18.0 m/s
21.6 m/s
9.8 %
24.1 m
75.1 %
1,010 hPa
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 29.2 °C
min: 22.5 °C
14.0 m/s
21.2 m/s
18.2 %
24.1 m
70.7 %
1,008 hPa
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 25.6 °C
min: 22.7 °C
15.8 m/s
23.8 m/s
88.9 %
24.1 m
76.3 %
1,003 hPa
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 25.9 °C
min: 21.6 °C
22.3 m/s
29.9 m/s
22.5 %
24.1 m
75.1 %
1,001 hPa
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 27.8 °C
min: 22.5 °C
13.7 m/s
16.6 m/s
85.2 %
22.9 m
78.4 %
1,001 hPa
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 29.4 °C
min: 24.3 °C
12.6 m/s
16.2 m/s
70.1 %
23.7 m
81.2 %
1,001 hPa
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 30.1 °C
min: 24.1 °C
8.2 m/s
12.0 m/s
69.7 %
23.6 m
78.6 %
1,002 hPa

Cruises to Dalian

Would you like to travel to Dalian on a cruise ship or would you just like to know when a certain ship will dock there? Here you will find an overview of the cruise ships that will be calling at the port of Dalian.

Scheduled ship calls in Dalian, China
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
May 3rd 2025 Saturday, 3rd of May 2025 MS Regatta 09:00 am 06:00 pm
Nov. 17th 2025 Monday, 17th of Nov. 2025 Seven Seas Explorer 01:00 pm 09:00 pm

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