18 days in China Itinerary

18 days in China Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Prague
Fly:  12 h 45 min
1
Beijing
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Shanghai
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Huangshan
— 1 night
+2
Taxi + Fly + Bus:  4 h 30 min
4
Hong Kong
— 4 nights
+4
Train + Foot + Bus + Fly + Bus:  6 h 15 min
5
Xi'an
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  6 h 45 min
6
Jiuzhaigou County
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  5 h 45 min
7
Chengdu
— 2 nights
Fly:  12 h 45 min
End: Prague

3
nights
Beijing

Beijing
As the political and cultural capital of China, Beijing stands at the heart of Chinese history, buzzing with the energy of its high population density and centuries of importance.
Beijing is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hike along Mutianyu Great Wall, take some stellar pictures from Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan), find something for the whole family at Olympic Park, and get engrossed in the history at The Palace Museum.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Beijing trip itinerary builder website.

Prague, Czech Republic to Beijing is an approximately 12.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Prague to Beijing due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Prague in July: high temperatures in Beijing hover around 38°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Mutianyu Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum

3
nights
Shanghai

Shanghai ©
With a nickname like the "Pearl of the Orient," it's not surprising Shanghai offers some of the most rewarding attractions and activities in the Far East.
Shanghai is known for shopping, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through The Bund (Wai Tan), buy something for everyone on your list at South Bund Soft Spinning Material Market, take in panoramic vistas at Shanghai World Financial Center, and examine the collection at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan).

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Shanghai trip maker tool.

Getting from Beijing to Shanghai by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Beijing in July since evenings lows in Shanghai dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Huangshan.

Things to do in Shanghai

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Yu Garden (Yuyuan) ©
Yu Garden (Yuyuan)
Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu) ©
Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu)

1
night
Huangshan

Huangshan ©
Named after the "Yellow Mountains" with which the region has long been associated, Huangshan offers access to UNESCO-listed sites both natural and man-made.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Huangshan.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Huangshan trip planning website.

You can drive from Shanghai to Huangshan in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Huangshan

Nature Parks
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Mt. Huangshan ©
Mt. Huangshan

4
nights
Hong Kong

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Hong Kong is known for shopping, theme parks, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Victoria Peak (The Peak), get engrossed in the history at Hong Kong Museum of History, see the interesting displays at Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware, and don't miss a visit to Hong Kong Skyline.

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Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Huangshan to Hong Kong takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, subway, and train; or drive. In July in Hong Kong, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 32°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Ocean Park ©
Ocean Park
Hong Kong Disneyland ©
Hong Kong Disneyland

2
nights
Xi'an

Xi'an
Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
On the 21st (Tue), don't miss a visit to Kaiyuan Square, contemplate the long history of Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta), and then get engrossed in the history at The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses. Keep things going the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Xi'an Bell Tower and then delve into the distant past at Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang).

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Xi'an road trip planning website.

You can do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Hong Kong to Xi'an in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Hong Kong in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Xi'an, with lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Jiuzhaigou County.

Things to do in Xi'an

Historic Sites Museums
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Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang) ©
Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang)
Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta) ©
Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta)

1
night
Jiuzhaigou County

Jiuzhaigou County ©
Nine villages make up Jiuzhaigou County, a valley with a wealth of natural sites protected by UNESCO.
On the 23rd (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Jiuzhaigou County trip maker website.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Xi'an to Jiuzhaigou County takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Chengdu.

Things to do in Jiuzhaigou County

Nature Parks
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Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve ©
Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve

2
nights
Chengdu

Chengdu ©
The home of giant pandas for more than two million years, Chengdu's vast human history cowers in comparison to the natural heritage of the area.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Jinsha Site Museum, identify plant and animal life at Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi), and then look for all kinds of wild species at Yinchang Valley. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Sichuan Tibet Highway (southern route) and then make a trip to Taikoo Li.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Chengdu trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Jiuzhaigou County to Chengdu takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and flight. In July in Chengdu, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chengdu

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Yinchang Valley, Sichuan Tibet Highway (southern route)
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Jinsha Site Museum ©
Jinsha Site Museum

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