32 days in China Itinerary

32 days in China Itinerary

Created using Inspirock China itinerary planner

Plan created by another user. Make it yours
1
Hong Kong
— 4 nights
2
Sanya
— 2 nights
3
Guilin
— 2 nights
4
Lijiang
— 2 nights
5
Lhasa
— 4 nights
6
Xi'an
— 3 nights
7
Zhangjiajie
— 2 nights
8
Beijing
— 4 nights
9
Suzhou
— 3 nights
10
Shanghai
— 5 nights

4
nights
Hong Kong

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Lantau island and Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha). Do your shopping at IFC mall and Bird Garden Yuen Po Street. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Hong Kong Museum of History, get in on the family fun at Hong Kong Disneyland, stop by MILK Shirts, and take in panoramic vistas at Victoria Peak (The Peak).

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Hong Kong trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Hong Kong is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Hong Kong, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in October; daily highs in Hong Kong reach 34°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sanya.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Lantau island ©
Lantau island
Hong Kong Museum of History ©
Hong Kong Museum of History

2
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.
On the 24th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nanshan Temple and then explore the striking landscape at Sanya Daxiaodongtian Area. On your second day here, browse the different shops at Pineapple Shopping Center, then trek along Yalong Bay Tropical Paradise Forest Park, and then take advantage of the amenities at Yalong Bay.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Sanya road trip tool.

Fly from Hong Kong to Sanya in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Guilin.

Things to do in Sanya

Parks · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Yalong Bay ©
Yalong Bay
Nanshan Temple ©
Nanshan Temple
Yalong Bay Tropical Paradise Forest Park ©
Yalong Bay Tropical Paradise Forest Park

2
nights
Guilin

Guilin ©
The riverside karst landscape around Guilin has long made it a favorite with Chinese poets, photographers, and travelers.
On the 26th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Lijiang Folk Customs Garden and then Head underground at Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Tue): hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Guilin online road trip planner.

You can fly from Sanya to Guilin in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Sanya in October; daily highs in Guilin reach 31°C and lows reach 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lijiang.

Things to do in Guilin

Tours · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan) ©
Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan)
Lijiang Folk Customs Garden ©
Lijiang Folk Customs Garden
Photography Tours

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Blue Moon Valley, then stroll around Black Dragon Pond Park, and then contemplate the long history of Shuhe Ancient Town. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Old Town of Lijiang - China and then steep yourself in history at Mufu Palace.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Lijiang road trip planner.

You can fly from Guilin to Lijiang in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lhasa.

Things to do in Lijiang

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Shuhe Ancient Town ©
Shuhe Ancient Town
Old Town of Lijiang - China
Old Town of Lijiang - China
Blue Moon Valley ©
Blue Moon Valley

4
nights
Lhasa

Lhasa ©
The capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, Lhasa possesses a wealth of Tibetan Buddhist sites of historical and cultural importance.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Jokhang Temple and Norbulingka (Precious Stone Garden). Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Off-Road Tours. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sera Monastery, get to know the fascinating history of Barkhor Street, steep yourself in history at Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si), and admire the landmark architecture of Potala Palace.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, read our Lhasa trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Lijiang to Lhasa in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In October in Lhasa, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Lhasa

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 29 — Nov 2:
Highlights from your plan
Barkhor Street ©
Barkhor Street
Jokhang Temple ©
Jokhang Temple
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Xi'an

Xi'an ©
Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
Get some historical perspective at Xi'an Bell Tower and Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang). You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Shaanxi History Museum and Tang Bo Art Museum. And it doesn't end there: stroll the grounds of Tomb of Emperor Jingdi (Hanyangling), take in the spiritual surroundings of Xi'an Mosque, take an in-depth tour of The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, and examine the collection at Xi'an Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Xi'an trip itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Lhasa to Xi'an in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Lhasa in November, Xi'an is a bit warmer at night with lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Zhangjiajie.

Things to do in Xi'an

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Tomb of Emperor Jingdi (Hanyangling) ©
Tomb of Emperor Jingdi (Hanyangling)
Shaanxi History Museum ©
Shaanxi History Museum

2
nights
Zhangjiajie

Zhangjiajie ©
The city of Zhangjiajie has become particularly well known for its striking surrounding landscape.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area of Zhangjiajie. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Zhangjiajie Junsheng Painting Institute and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Zhangjiajie trip planner.

Fly from Xi'an to Zhangjiajie in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Zhangjiajie

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Zhangjiajie Junsheng Painting Institute
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Zhangjiajie Junsheng Painting Institute ©
Zhangjiajie Junsheng Painting Institute

4
nights
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.
Visit Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) and The Great Wall at Badaling for their historical value. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of The Palace Museum, wander the streets of 798 Art Zone, get great views at Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), and get a sense of history and politics at Temple of Heaven.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Beijing online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Zhangjiajie to Beijing takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. November in Beijing sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Suzhou.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum

3
nights
Suzhou

Suzhou ©
One of the oldest settlements in the Yangtze basin, Suzhou remains a complex, labyrinthine set of old canal districts, World Heritage gardens, and sprawling modern developments.
Step off the beaten path and head to Xitang Ancient Town and Tongli Town. Get some historical perspective at The Lingering Garden and Shantang Street. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Humble Administrator's Garden, take in the exciting artwork at Suzhou Embroidery Research Institute, examine the collection at Suzhou Garden Museum, and get a taste of the local shopping with Pingjiang Road.

To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Suzhou trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Beijing to Suzhou takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Beijing in November, expect nights in Suzhou to be much warmer, around 17°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Suzhou

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Xitang Ancient Town
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Xitang Ancient Town ©
Xitang Ancient Town
The Lingering Garden ©
The Lingering Garden
Suzhou Garden Museum ©
Suzhou Garden Museum

5
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Bund (Wai Tan) and Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Centre. You'll explore and learn at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan) and M50 Creative Park. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Former French Concession, enjoy breathtaking views from Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), visit Xintiandi, and buy something for everyone on your list at South Bund Soft Spinning Material Market.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Shanghai trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by train from Suzhou to Shanghai takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Suzhou in November, plan for a bit cooler nights in Shanghai, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Shanghai

Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Tian Zi Fang ©
Tian Zi Fang
Former French Concession ©
Former French Concession

Similar plans

35 days in China BY A USER FROM LATVIA June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 33 days in China BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL January, popular sights Preferences: January Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 35 days in Asia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 34 days in Asia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, popular sights Preferences: March Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 31 days in China BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, relaxing, beaches, shopping, slow & easy, popular sights Preferences: May, relaxing, beaches, shopping Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Slow & easy 30 days in China BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, popular sights Preferences: June, teens Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 60 days in China BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES November, slow & easy, hidden gems Preferences: November Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 30 days in China BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, popular sights Preferences: June, teens Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 30 days in China BY A USER FROM INDONESIA April, popular sights Preferences: April Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 31 days in China BY A USER FROM INDONESIA March, popular sights Preferences: March Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 31 days in China BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, popular sights Preferences: January Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 30 days in China BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA May, popular sights Preferences: May Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium
See more plans