18 days in China Itinerary

18 days in China Itinerary

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18 days in China Itinerary

Start: Prague
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Beijing
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Shanghai
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Huangshan
— 1 night
+3
Fly + bus + foot + train:  4​h 30​min
4
Hong Kong
— 4 nights
+3
train + foot + bus + Fly:  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, shopping, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see Mutianyu Great Wall, get a sense of history and politics at Temple of Heaven, get in on the family fun at Olympic Park, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan).

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Beijing tour itinerary planning tool .

Prague, Czech Republic to Beijing is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to China Standard Time is 7 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Prague in July, with highs in Beijing at 38°C and lows at 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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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, parks, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through The Bund (Wai Tan), get great views at Jin Mao Tower, enjoy breathtaking views from Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), and make a trip to Zhujiajiao Ancient Town.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Shanghai trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Beijing to Shanghai takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Beijing in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Shanghai, with lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Huangshan.

Things to do in Shanghai

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Yu Garden (Yuyuan) ©
Yu Garden (Yuyuan)

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.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Huangshan online holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Shanghai to Huangshan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can 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, nightlife, theme parks, parks, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Hong Kong Disneyland, head off the coast to Lantau island, take an in-depth tour of Hong Kong Museum of History, and look for gifts at M&B Private Jewelers HongKong.

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Do a combination of flight and train from Huangshan to Hong Kong in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, subway, and train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 32°C. 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)
Hong Kong Disneyland ©
Hong Kong Disneyland
Ocean Park ©
Ocean Park

2
nights
Xi'an

Xi'an
Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): don't miss a visit to Kaiyuan Square, steep yourself in history at 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: take in panoramic vistas at Xi'an Bell Tower and then delve into the distant past at Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang).

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Xi'an tour planning website .

Getting from Hong Kong to Xi'an by combination of train and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Hong Kong in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Xi'an, with lows of 26°C. Wrap up 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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Highlights from your plan
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Jiuzhaigou County online day trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Xi'an to Jiuzhaigou County in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to 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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of 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. Keep things going the next day: cruise along Sichuan Tibet Highway (southern route) and then don't miss a visit to Taikoo Li.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Chengdu trip itinerary builder app .

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 Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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