9 days in China Itinerary

9 days in China Itinerary

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Changsha
— Few hours
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Wuhan
— 1 night
3
Jiashan County
— 1 night
4
Shanghai
— 2 nights
5
Qingdao
— 1 night
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Beijing
— 1 night
7
Jiuzhaigou County
— 1 day
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Dali
— 1 day

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Changsha

Changsha
A good starting point for explorations of the province, Changsha stands as a modern city with 3,000 years of history behind it.
To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Changsha tour planner.

Nanning to Changsha is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. You will leave for Wuhan on the 20th (Mon).

Things to do in Changsha

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
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Wuhan

Wuhan ©
The provincial capital, Wuhan represents a major hub of commerce, industry, and culture in the center of the country.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): don't miss a visit to Donghu Scenic Resort and then take an in-depth tour of Hubei Provincial Museum.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Wuhan online travel route builder.

Traveling by train from Changsha to Wuhan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Wuhan are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Jiashan County.

Things to do in Wuhan

Museums
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Hubei Provincial Museum ©
Hubei Provincial Museum
Donghu Scenic Resort ©
Donghu Scenic Resort

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Jiashan County

Jiashan County ©
On a tour of Jiashan County, administered by the city of Jiaxing, you can enjoy its quiet, scenic countryside, picturesque scenery, and a variety of rivers and lakes that offer pleasant getaways from the hustle and bustle of civilization.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): make a trip to Jiaxing Xitang Wine Museum, then admire the striking features of Yanyu Gallery, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Xitang Ancient Town.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Jiashan County trip maker app.

Fly from Wuhan to Jiashan County in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April in Jiashan County, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Shanghai.

Things to do in Jiashan County

Historic Sites
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Xitang Ancient Town ©
Xitang Ancient Town

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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 23rd (Thu), see the interesting displays at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), enjoy breathtaking views from Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), then take in panoramic vistas at Shanghai World Financial Center, and finally take in the pleasant sights at The Bund (Wai Tan). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): wander the streets of Former French Concession, then get a taste of the local shopping with Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), and then take in nature's colorful creations at Yu Garden (Yuyuan).

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Shanghai holiday planner.

You can drive from Jiashan County to Shanghai in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Shanghai can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Qingdao.

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)
Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu) ©
Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu)

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Qingdao

Qingdao ©
The city of Qingdao has become particularly well known for its clean streets, orderly layout, and blending of the old and the new.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): stop by Zhanqiao Pier and then make a trip to Badaguan Scenic Resort.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Qingdao sightseeing planning site.

Traveling by flight from Shanghai to Qingdao takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Shanghai in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Qingdao, with lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Beijing.
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Badaguan Scenic Resort ©
Badaguan Scenic Resort

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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Lama Temple (Yonghegong), make a trip to Bell and Drum Towers, then explore the galleries of The Palace Museum, and finally get great views at Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang).

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You can fly from Qingdao to Beijing in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Beijing can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Jiuzhaigou County.

Things to do in Beijing

Museums · Historic Sites
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The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum
Lama Temple (Yonghegong) ©
Lama Temple (Yonghegong)
Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang) ©
Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang)

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Jiuzhaigou County

Jiuzhaigou County ©
Nine villages make up Jiuzhaigou County, a valley with a wealth of natural sites protected by UNESCO.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve and then don't miss a visit to Jiuzhaigou National Arts Center.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Jiuzhaigou County driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Beijing to Jiuzhaigou County in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Dali.

Things to do in Jiuzhaigou County

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

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Dali

Dali ©
Combining a glorious past with modern conveniences and scenic natural surroundings, Dali stands out as one of the most popular tourist destinations in Yunnan, perched in a strategic location and boasting fertile fields for agriculture.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): stop by Dali Ancient, take in panoramic vistas at Three Pagodas of Chongsheng Temple (Northwest Gate), and then take in the exciting artwork at Da Li Shi Kong Guo Shi Museum.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Dali tour builder site.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jiuzhaigou County to Dali in 9.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dali

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
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Dali Ancient ©
Dali Ancient

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