31 days in China Itinerary

31 days in China Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
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 Inner Court. Discover out-of-the-way places like Climbing Tours and Slow Boat Brewery Taproom. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Gong Wang Fu, 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 °C and lows about °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Zhangjiajie.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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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 Daguan Platform. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at WulongZhai, take in the spiritual surroundings of Zhangjiajie Puguang Temple, don't miss a visit to Xibu Street, and take in the natural beauty of Chabei Spring.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Zhangjiajie trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Beijing to Zhangjiajie takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mandarin's House and Our Lady of Penha. Visiting Beifeng Mountain and Coloane Walking Trail will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, appreciate the extensive heritage of Largo Eduardo Marques, enjoy the sand and surf at Bamboo Bay Beach, 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
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Spas
Our Lady of Penha ©
Our Lady of Penha
Mandarin's House ©
Mandarin's House

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Phoenix Island Sanya and Sanya Li and Miao Village. Visiting Nanwan Monkey Island and Sanya River Birds Nature Reserve will get you outdoors. Take a break from Sanya with a short trip to Qixian Ridge in Baoting County, about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Sanya Redaiyulin Square, stroll around Sanya Longevity Valley, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and take a peaceful walk through Sanya Tropical Paradise.

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 °C during the day and °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

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 Rail Tours and Rongshanhu Tourism Resort. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Guilin: Yangshuo County (Wu Zhi Hill & Boat Tours & Water Sports). 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 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or take a train. Traveling from Sanya in February, things will get slightly colder in Guilin: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lijiang.

Things to do in Guilin

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Yangshuo County
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Rail Tours
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 Spruce Plateau (Yunshan Ping) 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). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Lijiang Mural in Baisha Village, make a trip to Yuhe Square, contemplate the waterfront views at Qingxi Reservoir, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Sanyan Well.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Lijiang trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Guilin to Lijiang takes 4 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
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Yufeng Temple of Lijiang ©
Yufeng Temple of Lijiang
Lijiang Spruce Plain ©
Lijiang Spruce Plain
Baisha Ancient Town ©
Baisha Ancient Town

7
nights
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 Pabongka Hermitage for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Canggu Temple and Muru Temple. There's lots more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ani Tsankhung Nunnery, examine the collection at BuDaLaGong ZhenBaoGuan, and get a new perspective on nature at Yak Museum of Tibet.

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 °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lhasa

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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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