19 days in China Itinerary

19 days in China Itinerary

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19 days in China Itinerary

Start: Beijing
1
Beijing
— 1 night
Train:  5​h 30​min
2
Pingyao County
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h
3
Taiyuan
— 1 night
train:  4​h
4
Dengfeng
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
5
Luoyang
— 1 night
Train:  12​h
6
Zhangjiajie
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Changsha
— 1 night
Train:  7​h
8
Xiamen
— 3 nights
Train:  4​h 30​min
9
Huangshan
— 3 nights
Train + Taxi:  4​h 30​min
10
Hangzhou
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
End: Shanghai

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): look for gifts at Nanluoguxiang.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Beijing trip builder app .

If you are flying in from Portugal, the closest major airports are Beijing Capital International Airport, Beijing Nanyuan Airport and Tianjin Binhai International Airport. In May, daytime highs in Beijing are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. You will leave for Pingyao County on the 8th (Fri).

Things to do in Beijing

Shopping
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Nanluoguxiang ©
Nanluoguxiang

2
nights
Pingyao County

Pingyao County ©
An ancient walled city, Pingyao County can trace its history back around 2,700 years, and has been designated a World Heritage Site.
City Wall of Pingyao has been added to your itinerary. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Wang's Family Compound (Wang Jia Dayuan) and Rishengchang Former Bank. Do some cultural sightseeing at Ping Yao Gu Cheng and Pingyao Ancient Government Office. Step out of Pingyao County to go to Jiexiu and see Zhangbi Ancient Castle, which is approximately 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Ming and Qing Dynasties Street, admire the landmark architecture of Pingyao Confucian Temple, and make a trip to Ping Yao Temple of the City God.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Pingyao County day trip planning website .

You can take a train from Beijing to Pingyao County in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. May in Pingyao County sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to Taiyuan.

Things to do in Pingyao County

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wang's Family Compound (Wang Jia Dayuan), Zhangbi Ancient Castle
Find places to stay May 8 — 10:
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Ping Yao Gu Cheng ©
Ping Yao Gu Cheng
Pingyao Ancient Government Office ©
Pingyao Ancient Government Office
City Wall of Pingyao ©
City Wall of Pingyao

1
night
Taiyuan

Taiyuan
An industrial and cultural hub of northern China with a population of more than 4 million, Taiyuan boasts a long and storied history that now seems somewhat overshadowed by the city modern facade.
To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Taiyuan travel planner .

Traveling by car from Pingyao County to Taiyuan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 11th (Mon), you're off toDengfeng.

Things to do in Taiyuan

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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1
night
Dengfeng

Dengfeng ©
Situated in the foothills of Mount Song, the city of Dengfeng remains best known as the birthplace of the Shaolin style of kung fu.
To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Dengfeng trip planner .

Traveling by car from Taiyuan to Dengfeng takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Luoyang.

Things to do in Dengfeng

Historic Sites
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Shaolin Temple ©
Shaolin Temple
Tower Forest ©
Tower Forest

1
night
Luoyang

Luoyang ©
One of the oldest imperial cities in the country, Luoyang gives access to a wealth of cultural sites protected by UNESCO for their importance to the world's cultural heritage.
You've now added Emperor Carriage Museum to your itinerary. On the 12th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at White Horse Temple.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Luoyang online trip builder .

You can drive from Dengfeng to Luoyang in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Zhangjiajie.

Things to do in Luoyang

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Guanlin Temple (General Guan's Tomb) ©
Guanlin Temple (General Guan's Tomb)
Longmen Grottoes ©
Longmen Grottoes
White Horse Temple ©
White Horse Temple

2
nights
Zhangjiajie

Zhangjiajie ©
The city of Zhangjiajie has become particularly well known for its striking surrounding landscape.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Grand Canyon of Zhangjiajie as well as Tianmen Mountain National Forest Park. On the 15th (Fri), enjoy a day of scenic exploration at Zhangjiajie National Forest Park.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Zhangjiajie fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by flight from Luoyang to Zhangjiajie takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Changsha.

Things to do in Zhangjiajie

Parks Nature Tours
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Zhangjiajie National Forest Park ©
Zhangjiajie National Forest Park
Tianmen Mountain National Forest Park ©
The Grand Canyon of Zhangjiajie ©
The Grand Canyon of Zhangjiajie

1
night
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.
For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Changsha driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Zhangjiajie to Changsha in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. You'll set off for Xiamen on the 17th (Sun).

Things to do in Changsha

Parks Historic Sites Shopping
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3
nights
Xiamen

Xiamen ©
Known for centuries as a gateway to China, the port city of Xiamen has become a destination in itself, first to domestic visitors and now to a growing number of people from across the world.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Zhongshan Road Walking Street and Nanputuo Temple. Step out of the city life by going to Gulangyu and Kulangsu Huandao Road.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Xiamen trip planner.

Getting from Changsha to Xiamen by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. You'll set off for Huangshan on the 20th (Wed).

Things to do in Xiamen

Parks Shopping Nature
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Gulangyu ©
Gulangyu
Nanputuo Temple ©
Nanputuo Temple
Kulangsu Huandao Road ©
Kulangsu Huandao Road

3
nights
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Hongcun Ancient Village and Xidi Ancient Village. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mt. Huangshan and Tunxi Ancient Street. There's more to do: walk around Huangshan Geopark and contemplate the long history of Ancient Buildings of Chengkan Village.

To plan Huangshan vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Xiamen to Huangshan takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Hangzhou.

Things to do in Huangshan

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hongcun Ancient Village, Xidi Ancient Village
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Mt. Huangshan ©
Mt. Huangshan
Hongcun Ancient Village ©
Hongcun Ancient Village
Xidi Ancient Village ©
Xidi Ancient Village

2
nights
Hangzhou

Hangzhou ©
Hangzhou, the scenic capital of Zheijang Province, remains a popular vacation choice for tourists interested in the area's numerous cultural and natural sights.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hefang Street. On the 23rd (Sat), appreciate the extensive heritage of Hefang Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Nansong Museum, walk around West Lake Colored Port View Fish Garden, contemplate the long history of Lingyin Temple, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Gu Shan (Solitary Hill), then take in the pleasant sights at West Lake (Xi Hu), and finally contemplate the long history of Xiangji Temple.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Hangzhou trip site .

Traveling by car from Huangshan to Hangzhou takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. May in Hangzhou sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. On the 25th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Hangzhou

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
Find places to stay May 23 — 25:
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Gu Shan (Solitary Hill) ©
Gu Shan (Solitary Hill)
Lingyin Temple ©
Lingyin Temple
Xiangji Temple ©
Xiangji Temple

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