31 days in China Itinerary

31 days in China Itinerary

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Beijing
— 4 nights
2
Zhangjiajie
— 3 nights
3
Macau
— 4 nights
4
Sanya
— 4 nights
5
Guilin
— 3 nights
6
Lijiang
— 3 nights
7
Lhasa
— 7 nights

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Beijing Capital Museum and Gong Wang Fu. Discover out-of-the-way places like Climbing Tours and Inner Court. The adventure continues: sample the tasty concoctions at Slow Boat Brewery Taproom, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Niujie Mosque, contemplate the long history of Peking Former Residence of Soong Ching Ling (Song Qingling Guju), and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Beijing trip builder tool.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Beijing is an approximately 26-hour flight. You'll lose 11 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Beijing due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in January, things will get cooler in Beijing: highs are around 3°C and lows about -10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Zhangjiajie.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 3:
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Gong Wang Fu ©
Gong Wang Fu
Beijing Capital Museum ©
Beijing Capital Museum

3
nights
Zhangjiajie

Zhangjiajie ©
The city of Zhangjiajie has become particularly well known for its striking surrounding landscape.
Visiting Xihai Stone Forest and Suoxiyu Nature Reserve will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Onsen Resorts and Chabei Spring. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at WulongZhai, take some stellar pictures from Daguan Platform, admire the landmark architecture of Zhangjiajie Puguang Temple, and make a trip to Xibu Street.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Zhangjiajie travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Beijing to Zhangjiajie in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Macau.

Things to do in Zhangjiajie

Parks · Nature · Spas
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Zhangjiajie Puguang Temple ©
Zhangjiajie Puguang Temple

4
nights
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.
Get some historical perspective at Mandarin's House and Our Lady of Penha. Explore hidden gems such as Spas and Fortune Diamond at Galaxy Macau. When in Macau, make a side trip to see Beifeng Mountain in Taishan, approximately Taishan away. And it doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Skycab Cable Car (Wynn Palace), kick back and relax at Bamboo Bay Beach, hike along Long Chao Kok Coastal Trail, and get outside with Cotai Strip Resorts.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Macau trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Zhangjiajie to Macau takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sanya.

Things to do in Macau

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Beifeng Mountain
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 10:
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Spas
Our Lady of Penha ©
Our Lady of Penha
Mandarin's House ©
Mandarin's House

4
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Sanya Redaiyulin Square and Phoenix Island Sanya. Visiting Nanwan Monkey Island and Qixian Ridge will get you outdoors. Take a break from Sanya with a short trip to Sanya Li and Miao Village in Baoting County, about 1h 35 min away. Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, delve into the lush surroundings at Sanya Tropical Paradise, identify plant and animal life at Sanya River Birds Nature Reserve, and walk around Sanya Longevity Valley.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Sanya day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Macau to Sanya takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car and bus. In February in Sanya, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Guilin.

Things to do in Sanya

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Baoting County, Nanwan Monkey Island
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Phoenix Island Sanya ©
Phoenix Island Sanya
Sanya Redaiyulin Square ©
Sanya Redaiyulin Square
Nanwan Monkey Island ©
Nanwan Monkey Island

3
nights
Guilin

Guilin ©
The riverside karst landscape around Guilin has long made it a favorite with Chinese poets, photographers, and travelers.
Get a sense of the local culture at Jiangtouzhou Ancient Dwellings and Ronghu Art Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Rongshanhu Tourism Resort and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Step out of Guilin with an excursion to Wu Zhi Hill in Yangshuo County--about 1h 20 min away. There's more to do: steep yourself in history at Jingjiang Royal Residence.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Guilin trip planner.

Getting from Sanya to Guilin by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Sanya in February, things will get slightly colder in Guilin: highs are around 17°C and lows about 8°C. On the 17th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lijiang.

Things to do in Guilin

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Yangshuo County
Find places to stay Feb 14 — 17:
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Ronghu Art Museum ©
Ronghu Art Museum

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Lijiang Spruce Plain and Ancient City Zhongyi Market. Baisha Ancient Town and Lijiang Mural in Baisha Village will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Lijiang: Yulong County (Yufeng Temple of Lijiang, Yulong Snow Mountain Ski Area, &more). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Beiyue Temple of Lijiang, make a trip to Sanyan Well, and contemplate the waterfront views at Qingxi Reservoir.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Lijiang day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Guilin to Lijiang takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Lhasa.

Things to do in Lijiang

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Yulong County
Find places to stay Feb 17 — 20:
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Yufeng Temple of Lijiang ©
Yufeng Temple of Lijiang
Lijiang Spruce Plain ©
Lijiang Spruce Plain
Baisha Ancient Town ©
Baisha Ancient Town

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Lhasa

Lhasa ©
The capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, Lhasa possesses a wealth of Tibetan Buddhist sites of historical and cultural importance.
Visit Drak Yerpa and Muru Temple for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Pabongka Hermitage and Zhaji Temple. There's lots more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ganden Monastery, examine the collection at Tibet Museum, and contemplate the long history of Ani Tsankhung Nunnery.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Lhasa trip planner.

You can fly from Lijiang to Lhasa in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In February, daytime highs in Lhasa are 13°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lhasa

Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 20 — 27:
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Ganden Monastery ©
Ganden Monastery
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Drak Yerpa ©
Drak Yerpa

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