41 days in China Itinerary

41 days in China Itinerary

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

6
nights
Hong Kong

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Pack the 3rd (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Hong Kong Disneyland. Spend the 6th (Sat) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Ocean Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Victoria Peak (The Peak), step off the mainland to explore Lantau island, make a trip to Hong Kong Skyline, and pause for some photo ops at Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha).

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Hong Kong journey builder tool.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Hong Kong is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time to Hong Kong Standard Time is 6 hours. When traveling from Johannesburg in March, plan for little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Hong Kong: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Huangshan.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature
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Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Hong Kong Disneyland ©
Hong Kong Disneyland
Lantau island ©
Lantau island

2
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Huangshan

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Qingtan Peak and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Huangshan. On your second day here, take in the awesome beauty at Qiyun Mountain and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt.Wulong Scenic Resort of Wuyuan.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Huangshan road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Hong Kong to Huangshan takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Hangzhou.

Things to do in Huangshan

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Qiyun Mountain, Mt.Wulong Scenic Resort of Wuyuan
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Mt. Huangshan ©
Mt. Huangshan

3
nights
Hangzhou

Hangzhou ©
Hangzhou, the scenic capital of Zheijang Province, remains a popular vacation choice for tourists interested in the area's numerous cultural and natural sights.
Explore Hangzhou's surroundings by going to Lin'an (Tianmushan Scenic Aera & West Tianmu Mountain). There's lots more to do: take in the pleasant sights at West Lake (Xi Hu), stroll around Prince Bay Park, and appreciate the views at Hangzhou Manjue Long Scenic Resort.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Hangzhou online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Huangshan to Hangzhou takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In March, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Suzhou.

Things to do in Hangzhou

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Lin'an
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Prince Bay Park ©
Prince Bay Park
West Lake (Xi Hu) ©
West Lake (Xi Hu)

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Shaxi Ancient Town (in Taicang) and Xitang Ancient Town (in Jiashan County). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Tongli Town, get to know the fascinating history of Shantang Street, stroll around The Classical Gardens of Suzhou, and examine the collection at Suzhou Garden Museum.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Suzhou trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Hangzhou to Suzhou in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Suzhou when traveling from Hangzhou in March, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Suzhou

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Shaxi Ancient Town, Xitang Ancient Town
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Tongli Town ©
Tongli Town
The Classical Gardens of Suzhou ©
The Classical Gardens of Suzhou
Xitang Ancient Town ©
Xitang Ancient Town

6
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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.
On the 21st (Sun), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. The adventure continues: take in the pleasant sights at The Bund (Wai Tan), take in panoramic vistas at Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), browse the different shops at South Bund Soft Spinning Material Market, and take a stroll through Zhujiajiao Ancient Town.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Shanghai attractions planning site.

Traveling by train from Suzhou to Shanghai takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Suzhou in March, plan for little chillier nights in Shanghai, with lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Shanghai

Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Yu Garden (Yuyuan) ©
Yu Garden (Yuyuan)
Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan) ©
Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan)

6
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: explore the ancient world of Mutianyu Great Wall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ming Tombs (Ming Shishan Ling), get engrossed in the history at The Palace Museum, and steep yourself in history at Temple of Heaven.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Beijing online route maker.

Traveling by flight from Shanghai to Beijing takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Shanghai in March, plan for slightly colder nights in Beijing, with lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can drive to Luanping County.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors
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Mutianyu Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum

2
nights
Luanping County

Luanping County
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): make a trip to Jinshanling Great Wall.

Find out how to plan Luanping County trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Getting from Beijing to Luanping County by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. You'll set off for Xi'an on the 30th (Tue).

Things to do in Luanping County

Historic Sites
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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.
Spend the 1st (Thu) wandering through the wild on Travel China Guide. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, delve into the distant past at Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang), steep yourself in history at Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta), and enjoy breathtaking views from Xi'an Bell Tower.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Xi'an trip tool.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Luanping County to Xi'an in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and train; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 3°C. On the 3rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Jiuzhaigou County.

Things to do in Xi'an

Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife
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Travel China Guide ©
Travel China Guide
Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang) ©
Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang)

2
nights
Jiuzhaigou County

Jiuzhaigou County ©
Nine villages make up Jiuzhaigou County, a valley with a wealth of natural sites protected by UNESCO.
On the 4th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Tibetan Barley Horse Trekking Adventure and then make a trip to Jiuzhaigou National Arts Center.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Jiuzhaigou County day trip app.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Xi'an to Jiuzhaigou County in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Chengdu.

Things to do in Jiuzhaigou County

Nature · Parks · Tours
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Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve ©
Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve
Jiuzhaigou National Arts Center ©
Jiuzhaigou National Arts Center

3
nights
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.
Spend the 8th (Thu) on the rails with a train tour. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi), get engrossed in the history at Jinsha Site Museum, stroll around Beihu Park, and head outdoors with Kungfu Family.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Chengdu trip maker.

Getting from Jiuzhaigou County to Chengdu by combination of bus and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Chengdu are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Emeishan.

Things to do in Chengdu

Tours · Parks · Museums
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Rail Tours
Jinsha Site Museum ©
Jinsha Site Museum

3
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 (Fri): explore the ancient world of Baoguo Temple and then appreciate the history behind Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo). On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Emei Mountain.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Emeishan tour itinerary maker app.

Getting from Chengdu to Emeishan by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Emeishan

Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

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)
Baoguo Temple ©
Baoguo Temple

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