30 days in China Itinerary

30 days in China Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Chicago
Fly:  17 h
1
Beijing
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Luanping County
— 1 night
Fly:  10 h
3
Lhasa
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 15 min
4
Emeishan
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Chengdu
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
6
Jiuzhaigou County
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
7
Xi'an
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
8
Hong Kong
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
9
Huangshan
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
10
Shanghai
— 4 nights
Fly:  18 h
End: Chicago

4
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: explore the ancient world of Mutianyu Great Wall, laugh and play at Olympic Park, take in panoramic vistas at Bell and Drum Towers, and take some stellar pictures from Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang).

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Beijing road trip app.

Chicago, USA to Beijing is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 14 hours traveling from Chicago to Beijing. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Chicago in June: highs in Beijing hover around 88°F, while lows dip to 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Luanping County.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 11:
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Mutianyu Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum

1
night
Luanping County

Luanping County
On the 12th (Fri), delve into the distant past at Jinshanling Great Wall.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Luanping County route site.

Getting from Beijing to Luanping County by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lhasa.

Things to do in Luanping County

Historic Sites
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1
night
Lhasa

The capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, Lhasa possesses a wealth of Tibetan Buddhist sites of historical and cultural importance.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): see Off-Road Tours. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Potala Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jokhang Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sera Monastery.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Lhasa online trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Luanping County to Lhasa in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and train; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Lhasa are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Emeishan.

Things to do in Lhasa

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 14:
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Off-Road Tours
Potala Palace ©
Potala Palace
Jokhang Temple ©
Jokhang Temple

2
nights
Emeishan

Emeishan ©
A city forever linked with the mountain of the same name, Emeishan sits next to one of the four sacred Buddhist mountains of China, now a World Heritage Site.
On the 15th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Emei Mountain. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baoguo Temple and then pause for some photo ops at Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo).

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Emeishan day trip planner.

Getting from Lhasa to Emeishan by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Chengdu.

Things to do in Emeishan

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo)
Find places to stay Jun 14 — 16:
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Emei Mountain ©
Emei Mountain
Baoguo Temple ©
Baoguo Temple
Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo) ©
Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo)

3
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chengdu: Dujiangyan Irrigation System (in Dujiangyan) and Guanghan Sanxingdui Museum (in Guanghan). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi), take a memorable drive along Sichuan Tibet Highway (southern route), grab your bike and head to Adventure Access, and get engrossed in the history at Jinsha Site Museum.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Chengdu trip site.

Getting from Emeishan to Chengdu by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Jiuzhaigou County.

Things to do in Chengdu

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Dujiangyan Irrigation System, Guanghan Sanxingdui Museum, Sichuan Tibet Highway (southern route)
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 19:
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Dujiangyan Irrigation System ©
Dujiangyan Irrigation System
Adventure Access ©
Adventure Access

3
nights
Jiuzhaigou County

Jiuzhaigou County ©
Nine villages make up Jiuzhaigou County, a valley with a wealth of natural sites protected by UNESCO.
When in Jiuzhaigou County, make a side trip to see Huanglong Valley in Songpan County, approximately Songpan County away. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve, appreciate the views at Shuzheng Valley, explore the activities along Grass Lake, and look for all kinds of wild species at Upper Seasonal Sea in Jiuzhaigou Valley.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Jiuzhaigou County trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Chengdu to Jiuzhaigou County takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Jiuzhaigou County

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Huanglong Valley
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 22:
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Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve ©
Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve

3
nights
Xi'an

Xi'an
Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
Xi'an is known for museums, historic sites, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, steep yourself in history at Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta), admire the striking features of Eastern Royal Tombs of the Qin Dynasty of Xi'an, and make a trip to Muslim Quarter.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Xi'an trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Jiuzhaigou County to Xi'an takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. In June in Xi'an, expect temperatures between 87°F during the day and 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Xi'an

Historic Sites Spas Museums
Find places to stay Jun 22 — 25:
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Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang) ©
Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang)
Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta) ©
Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta)

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: find something for the whole family at Hong Kong Disneyland, take an in-depth tour of Hong Kong Museum of History, see the interesting displays at Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware, and engage your brain at Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Hong Kong online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Xi'an to Hong Kong takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Xi'an in June, Hong Kong is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 82°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Huangshan.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 29:
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Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Hong Kong Disneyland ©
Hong Kong Disneyland
Ocean Park ©
Ocean Park

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Fuxi Tianhu Lake and then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour. Keep things going the next day: take in breathtaking views at Xihai Great Canyon and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Huangshan.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Huangshan trip planner.

Getting from Hong Kong to Huangshan by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Shanghai.

Things to do in Huangshan

Parks Nature Tours
Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 1:
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Mt. Huangshan ©
Mt. Huangshan
Xihai Great Canyon ©
Xihai Great Canyon

4
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), see the interesting displays at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), make a trip to Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Shanghai trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Huangshan to Shanghai in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July in Shanghai, expect temperatures between 92°F during the day and 79°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Shanghai

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
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The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Shanghai World Financial Center ©
Shanghai World Financial Center
Yu Garden (Yuyuan) ©
Yu Garden (Yuyuan)

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