36 days in China Itinerary

36 days in China Itinerary

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36 days in China Itinerary

Start: Ubud, Gianyar Regency
Fly:  13​h
1
Lhasa
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  5​h 15​min
2
Emeishan
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Chengdu
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  5​h 45​min
4
Jiuzhaigou County
— 3 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  6​h 45​min
5
Xi'an
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Beijing
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Luanping County
— 1 night
+3
taxi + bus + subway + train:  9​h 30​min
8
Suzhou
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
9
Shanghai
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
10
Huangshan
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + bus + foot + train:  4​h 30​min
11
Hong Kong
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  9​h 15​min
End: Ubud, Gianyar Regency

3
nights
Lhasa

Lhasa ©
The capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, Lhasa possesses a wealth of Tibetan Buddhist sites of historical and cultural importance.
Lhasa is known for historic sites, wildlife, museums, nature, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Potala Palace, explore the striking landscape at Yangwang Mountain Cliffside Images, contemplate the long history of Sera Monastery, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Lhasa travel itinerary planner .

Ubud, Indonesia to Lhasa is an approximately 13-hour flight. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Ubud in November; daily highs in Lhasa reach 16°C and lows reach -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Emeishan.

Things to do in Lhasa

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 8:
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Potala Palace ©
Potala Palace
Jokhang Temple ©
Jokhang Temple
Sera Monastery ©
Sera Monastery

2
nights
Emeishan

Emeishan ©
A city forever linked with the mountain of the same name, Emeishan sits next to one of the four sacred Buddhist mountains of China, now a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wannian Temple and then appreciate the history behind Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Emei Mountain.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Emeishan travel route planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Lhasa to Emeishan takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Chengdu.

Things to do in Emeishan

Historic Sites Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo)
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 10:
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Emei Mountain ©
Emei Mountain
Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo) ©
Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo)
Wannian Temple ©
Wannian Temple

3
nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Guanghan Sanxingdui Museum (in Guanghan) and Dujiangyan Irrigation System (in Dujiangyan). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi), look for gifts at Suit Republic, take an in-depth tour of Jinsha Site Museum, and gain a rich perspective with Adventure Access.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Chengdu trip app .

Traveling by car from Emeishan to Chengdu takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Jiuzhaigou County.

Things to do in Chengdu

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Guanghan Sanxingdui Museum, Dujiangyan Irrigation System
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 13:
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Guanghan Sanxingdui Museum ©
Guanghan Sanxingdui Museum
Dujiangyan Irrigation System ©
Dujiangyan Irrigation System

3
nights
Jiuzhaigou County

Jiuzhaigou County ©
Nine villages make up Jiuzhaigou County, a valley with a wealth of natural sites protected by UNESCO.
Go for a jaunt from Jiuzhaigou County to Songpan County to see Huanglong Valley about 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jiuzailing Temple, contemplate the waterfront views at Shuanglong Lake, and look for all kinds of wild species at Upper Seasonal Sea in Jiuzhaigou Valley.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Jiuzhaigou County sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Chengdu to Jiuzhaigou County in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Jiuzhaigou County

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Huanglong Valley
Find places to stay Nov 13 — 16:
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Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve ©
Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve
Jiuzailing Temple ©
Jiuzailing Temple

3
nights
Xi'an

Xi'an
Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hanyangling (in Xianyang) and Zhuque National Forest Park, Xi'an (in Hu County). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, make a trip to Muslim Quarter, contemplate the long history of Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta), and explore the ancient world of Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang).

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Xi'an trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jiuzhaigou County to Xi'an in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In November in Xi'an, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Xi'an

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Zhuque National Forest Park, Xi'an, Western Han Dynasty Mausoleums
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang) ©
Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang)
Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta) ©
Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta)

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.
Beijing is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see Mutianyu Great Wall, take an in-depth tour of Lama Temple (Yonghegong), get in on the family fun at Olympic Park, and don't miss a visit to Summer Palace (Yiheyuan).

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Beijing online itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Xi'an to Beijing takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Xi'an in November, Beijing is little chillier at night with lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Luanping County.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 23:
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Mutianyu Great Wall ©
Mutianyu Great Wall
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum

1
night
Luanping County

Luanping County ©
On the 24th (Sun), see Jinshanling Great Wall.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Luanping County fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by car from Beijing to Luanping County takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Suzhou.

Things to do in Luanping County

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 23 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Jinshanling Great Wall ©
Jinshanling Great Wall

2
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 out of Suzhou with an excursion to Shaxi Ancient Town in Taicang--about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Suzhou Garden Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Shantang Street, walk around The Classical Gardens of Suzhou, and contemplate the long history of Luzhi Town.

Make your Suzhou itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by combination of taxi, bus, and train from Luanping County to Suzhou takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in November, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Suzhou

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Shaxi Ancient Town
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 27:
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Tongli Town ©
Tongli Town
Suzhou Garden Museum ©
Suzhou Garden Museum
The Classical Gardens of Suzhou ©
The Classical Gardens of Suzhou

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.
Shanghai is known for shopping, nightlife, parks, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through The Bund (Wai Tan), see the interesting displays at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Zhujiajiao Ancient Town.

To see where to stay and tourist information, read our Shanghai trip planner .

Traveling by train from Suzhou to Shanghai takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and subway; or drive. Traveling from Suzhou in November, expect a bit cooler with lows of 13°C in Shanghai. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Huangshan.

Things to do in Shanghai

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Nov 27 — Dec 2:
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The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Yu Garden (Yuyuan) ©
Yu Garden (Yuyuan)

3
nights
Huangshan

Named after the "Yellow Mountains" with which the region has long been associated, Huangshan offers access to UNESCO-listed sites both natural and man-made.
Explore Huangshan's surroundings by going to She County (Huangshan Nanqiao Building & Xuguo Stone Arch). Spend the 4th (Wed) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. It doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Huangshan.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Huangshan day trip website .

Traveling by flight from Shanghai to Huangshan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Huangshan

Tours Nature Parks

Side Trip

She County
Find places to stay Dec 2 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Mt. Huangshan ©
Mt. Huangshan

5
nights
Hong Kong

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Hong Kong is known for shopping, theme parks, parks, nature, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Hong Kong Disneyland, make a trip to Hong Kong Skyline, appreciate the history behind Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha), and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lantau island.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Hong Kong vacation planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Huangshan to Hong Kong takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, subway, and train; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Hong Kong can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. On the 10th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Hong Kong Disneyland ©
Hong Kong Disneyland
Ocean Park ©
Ocean Park

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