31 days in China Itinerary

31 days in China Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Luanping County
— 1 night
2
Beijing
— 4 nights
3
Shanghai
— 4 nights
4
Hong Kong
— 5 nights
5
Xi'an
— 4 nights
6
Jiuzhaigou County
— 3 nights
7
Chengdu
— 4 nights
8
Leshan
— 1 night
9
Lhasa
— 3 nights

1
night
Luanping County

Luanping County
On the 15th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Jinshanling Great Wall.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Luanping County trip itinerary planning site.

Lisbon, Portugal to Luanping County is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Lisbon to Luanping County. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Beijing.

Things to do in Luanping County

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 15:

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: see Mutianyu Great Wall, find something for the whole family at Olympic Park, take an in-depth tour of The Palace Museum, and examine the collection at National Museum Of China.

To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Beijing tour itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Luanping County to Beijing in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In July, daily temperatures in Beijing can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 19:
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Mutianyu Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum

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: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Bund (Wai Tan), make a trip to Zhujiajiao Ancient Town, appreciate the history behind Jade Buddha Temple, and enjoy breathtaking views from Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu).

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Shanghai trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Beijing to Shanghai takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Shanghai when traveling from Beijing in July, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Shanghai

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 23:
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The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu) ©
Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu)
Yu Garden (Yuyuan) ©
Yu Garden (Yuyuan)

5
nights
Hong Kong

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Pack the 24th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Hong Kong Disneyland. Spend the 25th (Sun) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Ocean Park. And it doesn't end there: enjoy breathtaking views from Victoria Peak (The Peak), don't miss a visit to Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, head off the coast to Lantau island, and stop by MILK Shirts.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Hong Kong day trip planner.

Getting from Shanghai to Hong Kong by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 28:
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Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Hong Kong Disneyland ©
Hong Kong Disneyland
Ocean Park ©
Ocean Park

4
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, make a trip to Dayan Pagoda Northern Square, explore the world behind art at Tang Bo Art Museum, and steep yourself in history at Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta).

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Xi'an road trip app.

You can fly from Hong Kong to Xi'an in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Hong Kong in July since evenings lows in Xi'an dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can drive to Jiuzhaigou County.

Things to do in Xi'an

Historic Sites Museums Spas
Find places to stay Jul 28 — Aug 1:
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Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang) ©
Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang)
Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta) ©
Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta)

3
nights
Jiuzhaigou County

Jiuzhaigou County ©
Nine villages make up Jiuzhaigou County, a valley with a wealth of natural sites protected by UNESCO.
Change things up with a short trip to Huanglong Valley in Songpan County (about 1h 30 min away). Spend the 2nd (Mon) exploring nature at Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Pearl Shoal Waterfalls, look for all kinds of wild species at Upper Seasonal Sea in Jiuzhaigou Valley, and appreciate the views at Rize Valley.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Jiuzhaigou County road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Xi'an to Jiuzhaigou County takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Chengdu.

Things to do in Jiuzhaigou County

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Huanglong Valley
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 4:
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Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve ©
Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve
Pearl Shoal Waterfalls ©
Pearl Shoal Waterfalls

4
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Guanghan Sanxingdui Museum in Guanghan (about 1h 10 min away). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi), stroll around Beihu Park, cruise along Sichuan Tibet Highway (southern route), and get engrossed in the history at Jinsha Site Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Chengdu attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Jiuzhaigou County to Chengdu takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Chengdu, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Leshan.

Things to do in Chengdu

Museums Parks Tours

Side Trips

Guanghan Sanxingdui Museum, Sichuan Tibet Highway (southern route), Yinchang Valley
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Guanghan Sanxingdui Museum ©
Guanghan Sanxingdui Museum
Food Tours

1
night
Leshan

Leshan ©
The city of Leshan sits proudly at the confluence of three rivers, and has become known for its World Heritage Site and importance to Buddhism in the country.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): take in the views from Leshan Bridge and then pause for some photo ops at Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo).

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Leshan online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Chengdu to Leshan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Lhasa.
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 9:
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Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo) ©
Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo)

3
nights
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 10th (Tue): admire the striking features of Potala Palace, steep yourself in history at Sera Monastery, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jokhang Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si) and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Lhasa online itinerary builder.

You can fly from Leshan to Lhasa in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August in Lhasa, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lhasa

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Potala Palace ©
Potala Palace
Sera Monastery ©
Sera Monastery

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