19 days in China Itinerary

19 days in China Itinerary

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Beijing
— 1 night
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Pingyao County
— 2 nights
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Taiyuan
— 1 night
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Dengfeng
— 1 night
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Luoyang
— 1 night
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Zhangjiajie
— 2 nights
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Changsha
— 1 night
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Xiamen
— 3 nights
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Huangshan
— 3 nights
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Hangzhou
— 2 nights

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): stop by Nanluoguxiang.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Beijing trip maker website.

If you are flying in from Portugal, the closest major aiports are Beijing Capital International Airport, Beijing Nanyuan Airport and Beijing Daxing International Airport. May in Beijing sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Pingyao County.

Things to do in Beijing

Shopping
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Nanluoguxiang ©
Nanluoguxiang

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes City Wall of Pingyao. Your inner history buff will appreciate Wang's Family Compound (Wang Jia Dayuan) and Rishengchang Former Bank. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like 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. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Ming and Qing Dynasties Street, make a trip to Ping Yao Temple of the City God, and admire the striking features of Pingyao Confucian Temple.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Pingyao County trip website.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Beijing to Pingyao County takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Taiyuan.

Things to do in Pingyao County

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wang's Family Compound (Wang Jia Dayuan), Zhangbi Ancient Castle
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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

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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 see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Taiyuan trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Pingyao County to Taiyuan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. You will leave for Dengfeng on the 11th (Mon).

Things to do in Taiyuan

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
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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 see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Dengfeng itinerary planning app.

Getting from Taiyuan to Dengfeng by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or fly; or do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Luoyang.

Things to do in Dengfeng

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

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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, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Luoyang tour planner.

Getting from Dengfeng to Luoyang by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Zhangjiajie.

Things to do in Luoyang

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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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

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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. Spend the 15th (Fri) among lush scenery at Zhangjiajie National Forest Park.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Zhangjiajie travel tool.

Traveling by train from Luoyang to Zhangjiajie takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Changsha.

Things to do in Zhangjiajie

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

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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.
To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Changsha trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Zhangjiajie to Changsha takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. On the 17th (Sun), you'll travel to Xiamen.

Things to do in Changsha

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
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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.
Get outdoors at Gulangyu and Kulangsu Huandao Road. Zhongshan Road Walking Street and Nanputuo Temple will appeal to history buffs.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Xiamen journey tool.

Getting from Changsha to Xiamen by train takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Xiamen are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. You'll set off for Huangshan on the 20th (Wed).

Things to do in Xiamen

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

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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 20th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Tunxi Ancient Street. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Hongcun Ancient Village, then explore the ancient world of Xidi Ancient Village, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Huangshan UNESCO Global Geopark.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Huangshan online holiday builder.

Take a train from Xiamen to Huangshan in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive 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

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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.
You've now added Hefang Street to your itinerary. On the 23rd (Sat), get to know the fascinating history of Hefang Street. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around West Lake Colored Port View Fish Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lingyin Temple, get to know the fascinating history of Gu Shan (Solitary Hill), then take in the pleasant sights at West Lake (Xi Hu), and finally steep yourself in history at Xiangji Temple.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Hangzhou trip itinerary builder tool.

You can do a combination of train and taxi from Huangshan to Hangzhou in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In May, daily temperatures in Hangzhou can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Hangzhou

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks
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Lingyin Temple ©
Lingyin Temple
Xiangji Temple ©
Xiangji Temple
Hefang Street ©
Hefang Street

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