31 days in China Itinerary

31 days in China Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Shenzhen
— 3 nights
2
Lijiang
— 2 nights
3
Guilin
— 2 nights
4
Huayin
— 1 night
5
Xi'an
— 2 nights
6
Jiuzhaigou County
— 1 night
7
Baoji
— 1 day
8
Fufeng County
— 1 night
9
Qian County
— 1 night
10
Zhangjiajie
— 3 nights
11
Hangzhou
— 1 night
12
Shanghai
— 3 nights
13
Beijing
— 5 nights


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3
nights
Shenzhen

Shenzhen ©
A fairly humble collection of farming and fishing villages and towns until 1979, you wouldn't guess as much when taking a tour of Shenzhen.
Visit Ruins of St. Paul's and Kun Iam Temple for their historical value. You'll explore and learn at Macao Museum and Macau Museum of Art. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Shenzhen: Zhuhai Lovers' Road (in Zhuhai) and Macau (Historic Centre of Macau, Taipa Village Macau, &more). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Xianhu Botanical Garden (Shenzhen).

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Seattle, USA to Shenzhen is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 16 hours traveling from Seattle to Shenzhen. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Seattle in July; daily highs in Shenzhen reach °F and lows reach °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lijiang.

Things to do in Shenzhen

Historic Sites Parks Nature

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Macau, Zhuhai Lovers' Road
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Xianhu Botanical Garden (Shenzhen) ©
Xianhu Botanical Garden (Shenzhen)
Ruins of St. Paul's ©
Ruins of St. Paul's
Macao Museum ©
Macao Museum

2
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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old Town of Lijiang - China and Yulong (Jade Dragon) Mountain. Get some cultural insight at Shuhe Ancient Town and Baisha Ancient Town. Step out of Lijiang to go to Yulong County and see Lijiang Spruce Plain, which is approximately 56 minutes away. Spend the 1st (Thu) exploring nature at Three Parallel Rivers National Park. There's more to do: don't miss a visit to Square Street (Sifangjie).

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Lijiang trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Shenzhen to Lijiang in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect colder weather when traveling from Shenzhen in July: highs in Lijiang hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Guilin.

Things to do in Lijiang

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Yulong County
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Lijiang Spruce Plain ©
Lijiang Spruce Plain
Old Town of Lijiang - China
Old Town of Lijiang - China
Three Parallel Rivers National Park ©
Three Parallel Rivers National Park

2
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Guilin

Guilin ©
The riverside karst landscape around Guilin has long made it a favorite with Chinese poets, photographers, and travelers.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): stroll around Riyue Shuangta Cultural Park, thenexplore the striking landscape at Elephant Trunk Hill (Xiangbishan), and then get great views at Fubo Hill. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the fascinating underground world of Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan), thenmake a trip to Lijiang Folk Customs Garden, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Xionglin Xionghu Villa of Guilin.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Guilin trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Lijiang to Guilin by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. When traveling from Lijiang in August, plan for much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Guilin: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Huayin.

Things to do in Guilin

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Xionglin Xionghu Villa of Guilin
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Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan) ©
Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan)
Elephant Trunk Hill (Xiangbishan) ©
Elephant Trunk Hill (Xiangbishan)
Fubo Hill ©
Fubo Hill

1
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Huayin

Huayin ©
"Huayin" translates literally as "to the north of Mount Hua," which says a lot about this city inextricably linked to the sacred Taoist mountain.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yuquan Courtyard of Huashan, thentrek along Mountain Huashan Plank Trail, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Huashan.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Huayin online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Guilin to Huayin takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Xi'an.

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Parks Trails Outdoors
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Mount Huashan ©
Mount Huashan
Mountain Huashan Plank Trail ©
Mountain Huashan Plank Trail

2
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Xi'an

Xi'an
Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
On the 6th (Tue), delve into the distant past at Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang), thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dacien Temple, thencontemplate the long history of Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta), and finally get engrossed in the history at The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Jingyugou Scenic Resort, Xi'an, thenponder the design of Dayan Pagoda Northern Square, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Xi'an Bell Tower.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Xi'an online travel planner.

Take a train from Huayin to Xi'an in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Xi'an are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Jiuzhaigou County.

Things to do in Xi'an

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang) ©
Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang)
Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta) ©
Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta)

1
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Jiuzhaigou County

Jiuzhaigou County ©
Nine villages make up Jiuzhaigou County, a valley with a wealth of natural sites protected by UNESCO.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Zaru Horse Road, take in the dramatic scenery at Nuorilang Waterfall, and then make a trip to Jiuzhaigou National Arts Center.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Jiuzhaigou County trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Xi'an to Jiuzhaigou County takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Baoji.

Things to do in Jiuzhaigou County

Parks Nature Trails
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Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve ©
Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve
Jiuzhaigou National Arts Center ©
Jiuzhaigou National Arts Center

1
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Baoji

Baoji ©
'' is a prefecture-level city in western Shaanxi province, People's Republic of China.GeographyThe prefecture-level city of Baoji has a population of 3,716,731 according to the 2010 Chinese census, inhabiting an area of 18172km². Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Dasan Barrier, thentake an in-depth tour of Baoji Bronze Ware Museum, thenexplore the wealth of natural beauty at Jialingjiang Source Scenic Resort, and finally explore the ancient world of Jintai Taoist Abbey.

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Getting from Jiuzhaigou County to Baoji by car takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Fufeng County.

Things to do in Baoji

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Baoji Bronze Ware Museum ©
Baoji Bronze Ware Museum

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Fufeng County

Fufeng County ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Famen Temple (Famen Si) and then see the interesting displays at Baoji Famensi Museum.

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You can drive from Baoji to Fufeng County in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °F in August, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Qian County.

Things to do in Fufeng County

Museums
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Famen Temple (Famen Si) ©
Famen Temple (Famen Si)

1
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Qian County

Qian County ©
On the 12th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Yidetaizi Tomb, thentake an in-depth tour of Qianling Museum, thendelve into the distant past at Qian Mausoleum, and finally explore the ancient world of Yongtia Princess Tomb.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Qian County planner.

You can drive from Fufeng County to Qian County in an hour. In August, daytime highs in Qian County are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Zhangjiajie.

Things to do in Qian County

Historic Sites Museums
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Qianling  Museum ©
Qianling Museum

3
nights
Zhangjiajie

Zhangjiajie ©
The city of Zhangjiajie has become particularly well known for its striking surrounding landscape.
Step out of the city life by going to Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area of Zhangjiajie and Tianmen Mountain National Forest Park. Spend the 14th (Wed) among lush scenery at Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. It doesn't end there: stroll around Sandstone and Peaks Geological Park and take in panoramic vistas at Huangshizhai.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Zhangjiajie journey maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Qian County to Zhangjiajie. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hangzhou.

Things to do in Zhangjiajie

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Zhangjiajie National Forest Park ©
Zhangjiajie National Forest Park
Tianmen Mountain National Forest Park ©
Tianmen Mountain National Forest Park

1
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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): browse the different shops at Intime Department Store (West Lake Branch), thenexplore the ancient world of Former residence of Xueyan Hu, thentake in the pleasant sights at West Lake (Xi Hu), and finally steep yourself in history at Xiangji Temple. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Xixi Wetland Park.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Hangzhou online trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Zhangjiajie to Hangzhou in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Shanghai.

Things to do in Hangzhou

Parks Nature Shopping
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Xixi Wetland Park ©
Xixi Wetland Park
Former residence of Xueyan Hu ©
Former residence of Xueyan Hu
Xiangji Temple ©
Xiangji Temple

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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.
Visit The Bund (Wai Tan) and Zhujiajiao Ancient Town for their historical value. You'll explore and learn at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan) and Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Centre. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), wander the streets of Former French Concession, take in panoramic vistas at Shanghai World Financial Center, and pause for some photo ops at Jade Buddha Temple.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Shanghai online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Hangzhou to Shanghai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and train; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around °F in August, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Shanghai

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan) ©
Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan)
Zhujiajiao Ancient Town ©
Zhujiajiao Ancient Town

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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.
Mutianyu Great Wall and Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Palace Museum and National Museum Of China. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Lama Temple (Yonghegong), take in the spiritual surroundings of Dong Yue Miao (Dongyue Temple), admire the landmark architecture of Tian'anmen, and get great views at Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang).

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Beijing visit website.

Traveling by flight from Shanghai to Beijing takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Beijing when traveling from Shanghai in August, with lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Mutianyu Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum

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