23 days in China Itinerary

23 days in China Itinerary

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23 days in China Itinerary

Start: Bogota
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Beijing
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Xi'an
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Dunhuang
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
4
Lhasa
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  6​h
5
Lijiang
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
6
Sanya
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
Macau
— 2 nights
+2
Helicopter + Foot + Fly:  3​h 45​min
8
Zhangjiajie
— 5 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Bogota

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate 798 Art Zone and Beijing Capital Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Juyong Pass of Great Wall and Back Lakes (Hou Hai). There's still lots to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, find something for the whole family at Happy Valley of Beijing, take some stellar pictures from Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan), and stroll around Fragrant Hills Park (East Gate 2.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Beijing travel route builder site .

Bogota, Colombia to Beijing is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Colombia Time (COT) to China Standard Time (CST) is 13 hours. Traveling from Bogota in March, expect Beijing to be little chillier, temps between 17°C and 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Beijing

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Juyong Pass of Great Wall ©
Juyong Pass of Great Wall
Back Lakes (Hou Hai) ©
Back Lakes (Hou Hai)
Beijing Capital Museum ©
Beijing Capital Museum

2
nights
Xi'an

Xi'an ©
Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Tang Bo Art Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Shaanxi History Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Xi'an Museum. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Xi'an Mosque, delve into the distant past at Xi'an Bell Tower, and then take an in-depth tour of Forest of Stone Steles Museum.

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Traveling by flight from Beijing to Xi'an takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. March in Xi'an sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Dunhuang.

Things to do in Xi'an

Museums Historic Sites
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Shaanxi History Museum ©
Shaanxi History Museum
Xi'an Mosque ©
Xi'an Mosque
Tang Bo Art Museum ©
Tang Bo Art Museum

2
nights
Dunhuang

Dunhuang ©
Once a vital stop-off on the Silk Road trade route, Dunhuang today offers travelers of all persuasions a place to rest in the middle of the desert.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): examine the collection at MoGao TeChan ZhanShiYuan, then delve into the distant past at Mogao Caves, then examine the collection at Dunhuang Folk Museum, and finally explore the ancient world of Xijin Tomb. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mingsha Shan - Echoing-Sand Mountain and then take an in-depth tour of Dunhuang Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Dunhuang planner .

You can fly from Xi'an to Dunhuang in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Lhasa.

Things to do in Dunhuang

Museums Parks Nature
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Mogao Caves ©
Mogao Caves
Mingsha Shan - Echoing-Sand Mountain ©
Dunhuang Museum ©
Dunhuang Museum

3
nights
Lhasa

Lhasa ©
The capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, Lhasa possesses a wealth of Tibetan Buddhist sites of historical and cultural importance.
Visit Jokhang Temple and Great Mosque for their historical value. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Barkhor Street. It doesn't end there: see Off-Road Tours and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sera Monastery.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Lhasa trip planning tool .

Fly from Dunhuang to Lhasa in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in March, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Lijiang.

Things to do in Lhasa

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
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Jokhang Temple ©
Jokhang Temple
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Barkhor Street ©
Barkhor Street

2
nights
Lijiang

Lijiang ©
The cultural capital of the Naxi people, one of the 55 minority ethnic groups in the country, Lijang traces its history back over 800 years, with the city developing from a trading post on the ancient Southern Silk Road.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): take a memorable drive along Blue Moon Valley, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Naxi Dongba Culture, and then steep yourself in history at Shuhe Ancient Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Dongba Cultural Research Institute and then don't miss a visit to Mufu Palace.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, refer to the Lijiang trip builder app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Lhasa to Lijiang takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Sanya.

Things to do in Lijiang

Historic Sites Museums Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Dongba Cultural Research Institute
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Shuhe Ancient Town ©
Shuhe Ancient Town
Blue Moon Valley ©
Blue Moon Valley
Museum of Naxi Dongba Culture ©
Museum of Naxi Dongba Culture

2
nights
Sanya

Sanya ©
The climate and coastline bring visitors from far and wide on vacations to Sanya, with its 40 km (25 mi) of shoreline almost entirely devoted to tourism.
On the 26th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Nanshan Temple and then take in the dramatic natural features at Sanya Daxiaodongtian Area. Here are some ideas for day two: cool off at Yalong Bay and then take in the natural beauty of Sanya Zhujiang Nantian Spa.

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You can fly from Lijiang to Sanya in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or take a train. In March in Sanya, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Macau.

Things to do in Sanya

Parks Nature Beaches
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Yalong Bay ©
Yalong Bay
Nanshan Temple ©
Nanshan Temple
Sanya Daxiaodongtian Area ©
Sanya Daxiaodongtian Area

2
nights
Macau

Macau ©
Vacation in Macau to discover one of the world's richest cities organized as an autonomous region of China that, until 1999, was administered by Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at Macau Tower Convention & Entertainment Centre, then examine the collection at Macao Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of Monte Forte (Fortaleza do Monte). On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Mandarin's House, then enjoy the sea views from Guia Fortress, and then browse the different shops at City of Dreams.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Macau travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Sanya to Macau in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Zhangjiajie.

Things to do in Macau

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 27 — 29:
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Monte Forte (Fortaleza do Monte) ©
Monte Forte (Fortaleza do Monte)
Guia Fortress ©
Guia Fortress
Mandarin's House ©
Mandarin's House

5
nights
Zhangjiajie

Zhangjiajie ©
The city of Zhangjiajie has become particularly well known for its striking surrounding landscape.
Visiting Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area of Zhangjiajie and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tianmen Mountain National Forest Park and Zhangjiajie Zixia Temple. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Tianzi Mountain and have fun at Tujia Customs Park.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Zhangjiajie online trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Macau to Zhangjiajie takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zhangjiajie

Parks Nature Tours
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