35 days in China Itinerary

35 days in China Itinerary

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Beijing
— 3 nights
2
Xi'an
— 4 nights
3
Suzhou
— 4 nights
4
Zhangjiajie
— 2 nights
5
Macau
— 3 nights
6
Sanya
— 3 nights
7
Lijiang
— 2 nights
8
Shangri-La County
— 1 night
9
Shanghai
— 4 nights
10
Guilin
— 3 nights
11
Chengdu
— 3 nights

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Great Wall of Gubeikou and Chinese Imperial Post. Do your shopping at Yandai Xie Street and Solana. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Gong Wang Fu, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Niujie Mosque, and visit Qianmen (Zhengyangmen).

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Beijing trip itinerary maker tool.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Beijing is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Beijing due to the time zone difference. In September, Beijing is little chillier than Tel Aviv - with highs of 31°C and lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites · Shopping · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 15:
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The Great Wall of Gubeikou ©
The Great Wall of Gubeikou
Beijing Capital Museum ©
Beijing Capital Museum
Gong Wang Fu ©
Gong Wang Fu

4
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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Guangren Temple and Yuquan Courtyard of Huashan. Take a break from the city and head to Niubeiliang Mountain Nature Reserve and Mountain Huashan Plank Trail. Step out of Xi'an with an excursion to Hanyangling Museum in Xianyang--about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Tang Bo Art Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Near Wall Bar and Xian Brewery, and stop by Muslim market.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Xi'an trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Beijing to Xi'an in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Suzhou.

Things to do in Xi'an

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Huayin, Niubeiliang Mountain Nature Reserve, Hanyangling Museum
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 19:
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Mountain Huashan Plank Trail ©
Mountain Huashan Plank Trail
Tang Bo Art Museum ©
Tang Bo Art Museum
Hanyangling Museum ©
Hanyangling Museum

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as The Lingering Garden and Suzhou Garden Museum. Get some cultural insight at Sanshan Island and Ruiguang Tower. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Suzhou: Nashan Bamboo Sea (in Liyang) and Kunshan (Jinxi Ancient Town & Zhouzhuang Boat). It doesn't end there: wander the streets of Guan Qian Shopping Street and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Suzhou trip maker app.

Fly from Xi'an to Suzhou in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Zhangjiajie.

Things to do in Suzhou

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Kunshan, Nashan Bamboo Sea
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 23:
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Jinxi Ancient Town ©
Jinxi Ancient Town
The Lingering Garden ©
The Lingering Garden
Nashan Bamboo Sea ©
Nashan Bamboo Sea

2
nights
Zhangjiajie

Zhangjiajie ©
The city of Zhangjiajie has become particularly well known for its striking surrounding landscape.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): admire the striking features of Zhangjiajie Puguang Temple and then soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Suoxiyu Nature Reserve, explore the striking landscape at Xihai Stone Forest, and then view the masterpieces at Zhangjiajie Junsheng Painting Institute.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Zhangjiajie trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Suzhou to Zhangjiajie takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Macau.

Things to do in Zhangjiajie

Parks · Nature · Spas

Side Trip

Zhangjiajie Junsheng Painting Institute
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 25:
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Zhangjiajie Puguang Temple ©
Zhangjiajie Puguang Temple
Zhangjiajie Junsheng Painting Institute ©
Zhangjiajie Junsheng Painting Institute

3
nights
Macau

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Our Lady of Penha and Mandarin's House. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Taipa Houses Museum and Exhibitions Gallery of IACM. Next up on the itinerary: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, hike along Long Chao Kok Coastal Trail, head outdoors with Cotai Strip Resorts, and browse the different shops at Macau Fisherman's Wharf.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Macau trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Zhangjiajie to Macau in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sanya.

Things to do in Macau

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Macau Museum of Art ©
Macau Museum of Art
Our Lady of Penha ©
Our Lady of Penha
Mandarin's House ©
Mandarin's House

3
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.
Let the collections at Hudie Valley and YiPin YeYeZi WenHua ZhanShi ZhongXin capture your imagination. Get some cultural insight at Sanya Redaiyulin Square and QiHuan YiShu TiYanGuan. When in Sanya, make a side trip to see Qixian Ridge in Baoting County, approximately Baoting County away. There's more to do: see the interesting displays at LiZu WenHua ChenLieGuan and browse the different shops at Pineapple Shopping Center.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Sanya online tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Macau to Sanya in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Lijiang.

Things to do in Sanya

Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Qixian Ridge
Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 1:
Highlights from your plan
Sanya Redaiyulin Square ©
Sanya Redaiyulin Square

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 2nd (Fri): stroll through Blue Moon Valley, delve into the distant past at Beiyue Temple of Lijiang, and then stop by Baisha Naxi Embroidery Institute. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Puji Temple, Lijiang, then view the masterpieces at Rhizome - Lijiang art center, then take a stroll through Ancient City Zhongyi Market, and finally make a trip to Yuhe Square.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Lijiang trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Sanya to Lijiang by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can catch the bus to Shangri-La County.

Things to do in Lijiang

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Yulong County
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Puji Temple, Lijiang ©
Puji Temple, Lijiang
Blue Moon Valley ©
Blue Moon Valley
Ancient City Zhongyi Market ©
Ancient City Zhongyi Market

1
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Shangri-La County

Shangri-La County ©
Known previously as Zhongdian, Shangri-La County gained its current name in an attempt by city officials to promote tourism.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Diqing Museum, then delve into the lush surroundings at Bitahai Nature Reserve, and then identify plant and animal life at Bitahai Lake.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Shangri-La County day trip planning tool.

Traveling by bus from Lijiang to Shangri-La County takes 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Shangri-La County

Nature · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Bitahai Lake
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Bitahai Nature Reserve ©
Bitahai Nature Reserve
Diqing Museum ©
Diqing Museum
Bitahai Lake ©
Bitahai Lake

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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.
Appreciate the collections at Shanghai Museum of Arts and Crafts and Shanghai Jiangnan Silk Museum. Visit Shanghai Zhenru Temple and Sheshan Catholic Church for their historical value. Go for a jaunt from Shanghai to Chongming County to see Chongming Dongtan Birds National Nature Reserve about 1h 35 min away. Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of LWH Gallery, stop by Taikang Road, see the interesting displays at Birthplace of Chinese Communist Party, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural Wild-insect Kingdom.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Shanghai visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Shangri-La County to Shanghai takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. October in Shanghai sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Guilin.

Things to do in Shanghai

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chongming Dongtan Birds National Nature Reserve
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
LWH Gallery ©
LWH Gallery
Shanghai Zhenru Temple ©
Shanghai Zhenru Temple

3
nights
Guilin

Guilin
The riverside karst landscape around Guilin has long made it a favorite with Chinese poets, photographers, and travelers.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Huangbu Beach and then take a stroll around Yangti Dyke. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Guangxi Maoer Mountain Reserve.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Guilin driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Shanghai to Guilin in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Guilin are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Chengdu.

Things to do in Guilin

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Yangshuo County
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 12:

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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Jianchuan Museum and Guanghan Sanxingdui Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Qingyang Palace (Green Ram Temple) and New Century Global Center. Go for a jaunt from Chengdu to Qionglai to see Mt. Tiantai Scenic Resort in Qionglai about 1h 20 min away.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Chengdu online trip planner.

You can fly from Guilin to Chengdu in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. While traveling from Guilin, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Chengdu, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chengdu

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Jianchuan Museum, Mt. Tiantai Scenic Resort in Qionglai, Guanghan Sanxingdui Museum
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Qingyang Palace (Green Ram Temple) ©
Qingyang Palace (Green Ram Temple)
Jianchuan Museum ©
Jianchuan Museum
New Century Global Center ©
New Century Global Center

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