36 days in China Itinerary

36 days in China Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Lhasa
— 3 nights
2
Emeishan
— 2 nights
3
Chengdu
— 3 nights
4
Jiuzhaigou County
— 3 nights
5
Xi'an
— 3 nights
6
Beijing
— 4 nights
7
Luanping County
— 1 night
8
Suzhou
— 2 nights
9
Shanghai
— 5 nights
10
Huangshan
— 3 nights
11
Hong Kong
— 5 nights

3
nights
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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Potala Palace, see Off-Road Tours, steep yourself in history at Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si), and explore the striking landscape at Yangwang Mountain Cliffside Images.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Lhasa trip builder website.

Ubud, Indonesia to Lhasa is an approximately 16-hour flight. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Ubud in November, with highs in Lhasa at °C and lows at °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Emeishan.

Things to do in Lhasa

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Off-Road Tours
Potala Palace ©
Potala Palace
Jokhang Temple ©
Jokhang Temple

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): take in the spiritual surroundings of Wannian Temple and then appreciate the history behind Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo). Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Emei Mountain.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Emeishan trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Lhasa to Emeishan in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Chengdu.

Things to do in Emeishan

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo)
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Chengdu side-trips: Dujiangyan Irrigation System (in Dujiangyan) and Guanghan Sanxingdui Museum (in Guanghan). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi), take an in-depth tour of Jinsha Site Museum, grab your bike and head to Adventure Access, and stop by Suit Republic.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Chengdu trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Emeishan to Chengdu in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Jiuzhaigou County.

Things to do in Chengdu

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Jiuzhaigou County

Jiuzhaigou County ©
Nine villages make up Jiuzhaigou County, a valley with a wealth of natural sites protected by UNESCO.
Take a break from Jiuzhaigou County with a short trip to Huanglong Valley in Songpan County, about 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve, explore the activities along Shuanglong Lake, steep yourself in history at Jiuzailing Temple, and look for all kinds of wild species at Upper Seasonal Sea in Jiuzhaigou Valley.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Jiuzhaigou County day trip website.

Getting from Chengdu to Jiuzhaigou County by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. 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
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Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve ©
Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve

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 out of town with these interesting Xi'an side-trips: Western Han Dynasty Mausoleums (in Xianyang) and Zhuque National Forest Park, Xi'an (in Hu County). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, don't miss a visit to Muslim Quarter, enjoy breathtaking views from Xi'an Bell Tower, and steep yourself in history at Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta).

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Xi'an trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Jiuzhaigou County to Xi'an in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Xi'an

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Western Han Dynasty Mausoleums, Zhuque National Forest Park, Xi'an
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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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see Mutianyu Great Wall, see the interesting displays at National Museum Of China, get to know the fascinating history of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), and get in on the family fun at Olympic Park.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Beijing trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Xi'an to Beijing takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Xi'an in November, Beijing is little chillier at night with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Luanping County.

Things to do in Beijing

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

1
night
Luanping County

Luanping County
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): make a trip to Jinshanling Great Wall.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Luanping County itinerary planner.

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 up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Suzhou.

Things to do in Luanping County

Historic Sites
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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.
When in Suzhou, make a side trip to see Shaxi Ancient Town in Taicang, approximately Taicang away. And it doesn't end there: stroll around The Classical Gardens of Suzhou, steep yourself in history at Luzhi Town, examine the collection at Suzhou Garden Museum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Shantang Street.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Suzhou trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Luanping County to Suzhou takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and train; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time 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
The Classical Gardens of Suzhou ©
The Classical Gardens of Suzhou
Shaxi Ancient Town ©
Shaxi Ancient Town

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, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at The Bund (Wai Tan), shop like a local with Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), enjoy breathtaking views from Shanghai World Financial Center, and make a trip to Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu).

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Shanghai trip itinerary maker.

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 °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can drive to Huangshan.

Things to do in Shanghai

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu) ©
Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu)
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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Huangshan: She County (Huangshan Nanqiao Building & Xuguo Stone Arch). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Huangshan and do sightseeing your way with Private Tours.

Planning Huangshan trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Drive from Shanghai to Huangshan in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Huangshan

Tours Nature Parks

Side Trip

She County
Find places to stay Dec 2 — 5:
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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, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Victoria Peak (The Peak), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ocean Park, don't miss a visit to Hong Kong Skyline, and walk around Nan Lian Garden.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Hong Kong trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Huangshan to Hong Kong takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °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
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Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Hong Kong Disneyland ©
Hong Kong Disneyland
Ocean Park ©
Ocean Park

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