A Travel Price Comparison for China Nanchang vs. Dalian for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Nanchang or Dalian?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

Which city is more affordable and which is best for your travel style? If you're trying to figure out where to go next, comparing the travel costs between Nanchang and Dalian can help you decide which place is right for you.

Where Should I go: Nanchang or Dalian?


Capital of Jiangxi Province, Nanchang is a city of southern China with a significant history. Landmarks like the Tengwang Pavilion represent the city's distant past, while its nickname - "the city of Heroes" - comes from the 1927 Nanchang Uprising when the Communist Party began. Today the city serves as a center for politics, economy, culture, science, education, commerce, and transportation.


Dalian, China is a very large peninsula city located in the southernmost part of the Liaoning Province in northeast China. The area has a wealth of history, with roots in Russian and Japanese rule, resulting in unique architecture and many universities that attract foreign students and teachers. Dalian is also known for their beautiful green spaces and relaxing beaches which juxtapose a lot of the more industrial cities found throughout other areas of northern China.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best 2-Week Tours from Beijing, The Best Family-Friendly Tours to China, The Best Hiking & Trekking Tours in China, and The Best Historical Tours in China.

Which place is cheaper, Dalian or Nanchang?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Nanchang is $58, while the average daily cost in Dalian is $103. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each destination. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Nanchang and Dalian in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Nanchang $20
    Dalian $54
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Nanchang $40
    Dalian $108
Compare Hotels in Nanchang and Dalian

Looking for a hotel in Nanchang or Dalian? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options and compare which is best for your budget and travel style.

Hotels in Nanchang

Hotels in Dalian

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Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Nanchang $11
    Dalian $41

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Dalian

Also for Dalian, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • Dalian Zhoushuizi International Airport Chauffeur Service , to Dalian Transfer: $40
  • Private Departure Transfer: City Hotel to Any Guiyang Railway Station: $38
  • Dalian Private Arrival Transfer: Railway Station to City Hotel: $33
  • Dalian Private Departure Transfer:City Hotel to Railway Station: $32
  • Dalian Zhoushuizi International Airport Chauffeur Service , to Dalian Transfer: $27

Is it cheaper to fly into Nanchang or Dalian?

Prices for flights to both Dalian and Nanchang change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.

  • Food Meals for one day
    Nanchang $32
    Dalian $27

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Nanchang $4.56
    Dalian $4.78

Tours and Activities in Dalian

Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Dalian.

  • Dalian City Private Day Tour in Your Way: $159

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Nanchang $6.31
    Dalian $6.31

When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Nanchang and Dalian, we can see that Dalian is more expensive. And not only is Nanchang much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Nanchang would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Nanchang and be able to afford a more luxurious travel style by staying in nicer hotels, eating at more expensive restaurants, taking tours, and experiencing more activities. The same level of travel in Dalian would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Dalian than you might in Nanchang.

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is Nanchang Expensive? and Is Dalian Expensive?.

Which is Bigger, Nanchang or Dalian?

Dalian has a larger population, and is about 9% larger than the population of Nanchang. When comparing the sizes of Nanchang and Dalian, keep in mind that a larger population does not always imply the destination has more attractions or better activities. So, always research the type of place that you want to visit along with the activities and attractions that interest you.

When is the best time to visit Nanchang or Dalian?

Both destinations experience a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. And since both cities are in the northern hemisphere, summer is in July and winter is in January.

Should I visit Nanchang or Dalian in the Summer?

Both Dalian and Nanchang are popular destinations to visit in the summer with plenty of activities.

In the summer, Nanchang is a little warmer than Dalian. Typically, the summer temperatures in Nanchang in July average around 30°C (86°F), and Dalian averages at about 24°C (75°F).

It rains a lot this time of the year in Dalian. It's quite rainy in Nanchang. In July, Nanchang usually receives less rain than Dalian. Nanchang gets 121 mm (4.8 in) of rain, while Dalian receives 202 mm (8 in) of rain each month for the summer.

  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Nanchang 30°C (86°F) 
    Dalian 24°C (75°F)

Should I visit Nanchang or Dalian in the Autumn?

Both Dalian and Nanchang during the autumn are popular places to visit.

In October, Nanchang is generally a little warmer than Dalian. Daily temperatures in Nanchang average around 20°C (68°F), and Dalian fluctuates around 15°C (58°F).

Nanchang usually gets more rain in October than Dalian. Nanchang gets 58 mm (2.3 in) of rain, while Dalian receives 30 mm (1.2 in) of rain this time of the year.

  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Nanchang 20°C (68°F) 
    Dalian 15°C (58°F)

Should I visit Nanchang or Dalian in the Winter?

The winter attracts plenty of travelers to both Nanchang and Dalian.

Be prepared for some very cold days in Dalian. Nanchang is much warmer than Dalian in the winter. The daily temperature in Nanchang averages around 6°C (43°F) in January, and Dalian fluctuates around -4°C (25°F).

In January, Nanchang usually receives more rain than Dalian. Nanchang gets 59 mm (2.3 in) of rain, while Dalian receives 9 mm (0.4 in) of rain each month for the winter.

  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Nanchang 6°C (43°F) 
    Dalian -4°C (25°F)

Should I visit Nanchang or Dalian in the Spring?

The spring brings many poeple to Nanchang as well as Dalian.

In the spring, Nanchang is much warmer than Dalian. Typically, the spring temperatures in Nanchang in April average around 18°C (64°F), and Dalian averages at about 11°C (51°F).

Nanchang receives a lot of rain in the spring. Nanchang usually gets more rain in April than Dalian. Nanchang gets 229 mm (9 in) of rain, while Dalian receives 44 mm (1.7 in) of rain this time of the year.

  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Nanchang 18°C (64°F) 
    Dalian 11°C (51°F)

Typical Weather for Dalian and Nanchang

Nanchang Dalian
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 6°C (43°F) 59 mm (2.3 in) -4°C (25°F) 9 mm (0.4 in)
Feb 7°C (45°F) 99 mm (3.9 in) -2°C (28°F) 12 mm (0.5 in)
Mar 12°C (53°F) 158 mm (6.2 in) 4°C (38°F) 14 mm (0.6 in)
Apr 18°C (64°F) 229 mm (9 in) 11°C (51°F) 44 mm (1.7 in)
May 23°C (73°F) 232 mm (9.1 in) 17°C (62°F) 46 mm (1.8 in)
Jun 26°C (79°F) 266 mm (10.5 in) 21°C (69°F) 83 mm (3.3 in)
Jul 30°C (86°F) 121 mm (4.8 in) 24°C (75°F) 202 mm (8 in)
Aug 30°C (86°F) 98 mm (3.9 in) 25°C (77°F) 132 mm (5.2 in)
Sep 26°C (78°F) 80 mm (3.1 in) 21°C (70°F) 56 mm (2.2 in)
Oct 20°C (68°F) 58 mm (2.3 in) 15°C (58°F) 30 mm (1.2 in)
Nov 14°C (57°F) 55 mm (2.2 in) 7°C (44°F) 26 mm (1 in)
Dec 8°C (47°F) 36 mm (1.4 in) -0°C (32°F) 6 mm (0.2 in)