14 days in Hunan Itinerary

14 days in Hunan Itinerary

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14 days in Hunan Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem
Drive + Fly:  22​h
1
Changde
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Shaoshan
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Changsha
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Fenghuang County
— 2 nights
Taxi + Train:  2​h 45​min
5
Zhangjiajie
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  22​h
End: Jerusalem

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Changde

Changde ©
Changde is a prefecture-level city in the northwest of Hunan province, People's Republic of China, with a population of 5,717,218 as of the 2010 census, of which 1,232,182 reside in the urban districts of Dingcheng and Wuling. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wuling Pavilion and then view the masterpieces at Changde Poem Wall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Fri): take advantage of the amenities at Liuye Lake Tourist Resort, examine the collection at Changde Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Changde Bin Lake Park, and finally take in the views from Changde Bridge.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Changde road trip planning website .

Jerusalem, Israel to Changde is an approximately 22-hour flight. Traveling from Jerusalem to Changde, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Shaoshan.

Things to do in Changde

Parks Outdoors Museums
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Changde Museum ©
Changde Museum

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Shaoshan

Shaoshan ©
Shaoshan is a county-level city in Hunan Province, China. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Mao Zedong Bronze Statue Square, make a trip to Mao's Ancestral House, get engrossed in the history at Shaoshan Mao Zedong Memorial Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Bronze Statue of Chairman Mao, and finally contemplate the long history of Mao Zedong's Former Residence (Shao Shan). Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Huaminglou Tourist Area and then Head underground at Shaoshan Dishui Cavern.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Shaoshan tour site .

Traveling by car from Changde to Shaoshan takes 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Changsha.

Things to do in Shaoshan

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Huaminglou Tourist Area
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nights
Changsha

Changsha
A good starting point for explorations of the province, Changsha stands as a modern city with 3,000 years of history behind it.
On the 24th (Mon), pause for some photo ops at Kai Fu Temple, get your game on at Orange Island Park, then explore the striking landscape at Xiaoti Cliff, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Mount Yuelu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at Changsha Window of the World.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Changsha tour app .

Getting from Shaoshan to Changsha by car takes about 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Fenghuang County.

Things to do in Changsha

Theme Parks Parks Nature
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Changsha Window of the World
Changsha Window of the World
Mount Yuelu ©
Mount Yuelu
Orange Island Park ©
Orange Island Park

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Fenghuang County

Fenghuang County ©
The main town of Fenghuang County boasts a rich history of more than 300 years, with well-preserved architecture and cultural traditions.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): explore the activities along Xiangxi Shawan Scenic Resort, explore the ancient world of Zhunti Temple of Fenghuang Old City, then take in the views from Phoenix Hong Bridge, then delve into the distant past at Phoenix Ancient Town, and finally take an in-depth tour of Fenghuang Ancient City Museum. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Phoenix East Gate Scenic Area, see Miaojiang Great Wall, make a trip to Huangsi Bridge Ancient City, then steep yourself in history at Tuojiang Ancient Street, and finally don't miss a visit to Xiangxi Tianlong Valley Scenic Resort.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Fenghuang County tour planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Changsha to Fenghuang County in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Zhangjiajie.

Things to do in Fenghuang County

Historic Sites Outdoors Nature
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Phoenix Ancient Town ©
Phoenix Ancient Town
Phoenix Hong Bridge ©
Phoenix Hong Bridge
Zhunti Temple of Fenghuang Old City ©

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Zhangjiajie

Zhangjiajie ©
The city of Zhangjiajie has become particularly well known for its striking surrounding landscape.
On the 28th (Fri), enjoy a day of scenic exploration at Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. Spend the 30th (Sun) exploring the underground world of Tianmen Mountain of Zhangjiajie. There's still lots to do: take a peaceful walk through Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area of Zhangjiajie, take in the views from Chapanta Scenic Resort, don't miss a visit to Tujia Customs Park, and take in panoramic vistas at Huangshi Village.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Zhangjiajie trip planner .

Getting from Fenghuang County to Zhangjiajie by combination of taxi and train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zhangjiajie

Nature Parks Tours
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Zhangjiajie National Forest Park ©
Zhangjiajie National Forest Park
Tianmen Mountain National Forest Park ©
Huangshizhai ©
Huangshizhai