14 days in China Itinerary

14 days in China Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Beijing
— 1 night
2
Tianjin
— 3 nights
3
Jinan
— 2 nights
4
Xi'an
— 1 night
5
Golmud
— 2 nights
6
Beijing
— 3 nights


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1
night
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 6th (Tue): admire the striking features of Gong Wang Fu, take an in-depth tour of Beijing Capital Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Niujie Mosque, then steep yourself in history at Peking Former Residence of Soong Ching Ling (Song Qingling Guju), and finally see Huanghuacheng Water Great Wall Ticket Office. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Gate of Great Harmony (Taihe Men), shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, and then examine the collection at China Aviation Museum.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Beijing online itinerary planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Beijing is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dublin to Beijing is 8 hours. When traveling from Dublin in August, plan for much warmer days in Beijing, with highs around 37°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Tianjin.

Things to do in Beijing

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites
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Climbing Tours
Beijing Capital Museum ©
Beijing Capital Museum

3
nights
Tianjin

Tianjin ©
Tianjin stands as one of China's largest metropolises, combining modern flourishes with preserved history and traditions to create a diverse city.
On the 8th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Solitary Joy (Dule si), then see the interesting displays at Tianjin Museum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Qilihai Scenic Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at The Former Residence of Liang Qichao, identify plant and animal life at Tuanbowa Nature Reserve, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Tianjin Beach.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Tianjin attractions planning app.

Traveling by car from Beijing to Tianjin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Tianjin are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Sat) before leaving for Jinan.

Things to do in Tianjin

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Qilihai Scenic Resort, Temple of Solitary Joy (Dule si), Tuanbowa Nature Reserve
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Tianjin Museum ©
Tianjin Museum

2
nights
Jinan

Jinan ©
A political, commercial, and cultural center of Shandong Province, Jinan serves as an important transit hub to other destinations.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Jinan Campaign Memorial Hall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about all things military at Ji'nan Liberation Memorial Hall, look for all kinds of wild species at Jiu Ru Shan Waterfalls, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Taian Wufeng Mountain.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Jinan road trip planning tool.

Getting from Tianjin to Jinan by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of subway and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Jinan

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Zouping County, Zhujiayu Ancient Valley, Taian Wufeng Mountain
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Jinan Campaign Memorial Hall ©
Jinan Campaign Memorial Hall

1
night
Xi'an

Xi'an ©
Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
On the 13th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Forest of Stone Steles Museum, then see the interesting displays at Xi'an Museum, and then stroll the grounds of Tomb of Emperor Jingdi (Hanyangling).

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Xi'an trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Jinan to Xi'an in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Xi'an can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Golmud.

Things to do in Xi'an

Museums · Historic Sites
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Xi'an Museum ©
Xi'an Museum
Tomb of Emperor Jingdi (Hanyangling) ©
Tomb of Emperor Jingdi (Hanyangling)
Forest of Stone Steles Museum ©
Forest of Stone Steles Museum

2
nights
Golmud

Golmud
Golmud, sometimes transliterated as Ge'ermu or Geermu, is a county-level city in Qinghai Province, China, bordering Xinjiang to the northwest and the Tibet Autonomous Region to the southwest. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Golmud Kunlun Tourist Area, take in the awesome beauty at Yuzhu Peak, and then explore the ancient world of Jiangjun Tower of Golmud, Qinghai.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Golmud trip itinerary site.

Explore your travel options from Xi'an to Golmud with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Golmud

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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3
nights
Beijing

Beijing ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): admire the verdant scenery at Longqing Gorge and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Eight Great Temples (Ba Da Chu Park). Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hongluo Temple and then see The Great Wall of Gubeikou.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Beijing itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Golmud to Beijing. On the 18th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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The Great Wall of Gubeikou ©
The Great Wall of Gubeikou
Beijing Botanical Garden ©
Beijing Botanical Garden
Longqing Gorge ©
Longqing Gorge

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