20 days in China Itinerary

20 days in China Itinerary

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Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly + Bus:  8 h
1
Lijiang
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  6 h
2
Lhasa
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Taxi:  9 h 15 min
3
Jiuzhaigou County
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  6 h 45 min
4
Xi'an
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  5 h
5
Beijing
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
6
Shanghai
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h
7
Huangshan
— 1 night
+2
Taxi + Fly + Bus:  5 h 30 min
8
Hong Kong
— 4 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Kuala Lumpur

1
night
Lijiang

Lijiang
The cultural capital of the Naxi people, one of the 55 minority ethnic groups in the country, Lijang traces its history back over 800 years, with the city developing from a trading post on the ancient Southern Silk Road.
On the 7th (Tue), stroll around Black Dragon Pond Park and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Town of Lijiang - China.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Lijiang trip planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Lijiang is an approximately 8- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lhasa.

Things to do in Lijiang

Historic Sites Parks
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Old Town of Lijiang - China
Old Town of Lijiang - China
Black Dragon Pond Park ©
Black Dragon Pond Park

2
nights
Lhasa

The capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, Lhasa possesses a wealth of Tibetan Buddhist sites of historical and cultural importance.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Potala Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jokhang Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sera Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nechung Monastery and Temple and then see Off-Road Tours.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Lhasa holiday app.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Lijiang to Lhasa takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Lhasa can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Jiuzhaigou County.

Things to do in Lhasa

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

1
night
Jiuzhaigou County

Jiuzhaigou County ©
Nine villages make up Jiuzhaigou County, a valley with a wealth of natural sites protected by UNESCO.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): admire the verdant scenery at Rize Valley and then make a trip to Jiuzhaigou National Arts Center.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Jiuzhaigou County trip builder site.

Getting from Lhasa to Jiuzhaigou County by combination of bus, flight, and taxi takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Jiuzhaigou County

Nature Parks
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 11:
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Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve ©
Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve
Jiuzhaigou National Arts Center ©
Jiuzhaigou National Arts Center

2
nights
Xi'an

Xi'an
Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Kaiyuan Square, contemplate the long history of Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta), and then take an in-depth tour of The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Muslim Quarter, then explore the ancient world of Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang), and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Xi'an Bell Tower.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Xi'an trip maker site.

Getting from Jiuzhaigou County to Xi'an by combination of bus and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in April, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Xi'an

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Apr 11 — 13:
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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: stroll through Mutianyu Great Wall, admire the striking features of Temple of Heaven, see the interesting displays at National Museum Of China, and get engrossed in the history at Lama Temple (Yonghegong).

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Beijing day trip planning app.

Getting from Xi'an to Beijing by combination of bus and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 17:
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Mutianyu Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum

3
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: go for a walk through The Bund (Wai Tan), don't miss a visit to Jin Mao Tower, buy something for everyone on your list at South Bund Soft Spinning Material Market, and enjoy breathtaking views from Shanghai World Financial Center.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Shanghai online itinerary planner.

You can fly from Beijing to Shanghai in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Beijing in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Shanghai, with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Huangshan.

Things to do in Shanghai

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu) ©
Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu)
Yu Garden (Yuyuan) ©
Yu Garden (Yuyuan)

1
night
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 21st (Tue): take in breathtaking views at Xihai Great Canyon and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Huangshan.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Huangshan online day trip planner.

You can drive from Shanghai to Huangshan in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Huangshan

Nature Parks
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Mt. Huangshan ©
Mt. Huangshan
Xihai Great Canyon ©
Xihai Great Canyon

4
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: find something for the whole family at Hong Kong Disneyland, walk around Nan Lian Garden, engage your brain at Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences, and step off the mainland to explore Lantau island.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Hong Kong travel planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Huangshan to Hong Kong takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, subway, and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in April, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) 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
Lantau island ©
Lantau island

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