22 days in China Itinerary

22 days in China Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Lhasa
— 2 nights
2
Chengdu
— 2 nights
3
Jiuzhaigou County
— 2 nights
4
Xi'an
— 3 nights
5
Hong Kong
— 4 nights
6
Shanghai
— 3 nights
7
Beijing
— 4 nights

2
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, contemplate the long history of Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si), and appreciate the extensive heritage of Barkhor Street.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Lhasa vacation maker.

Brussels, Belgium to Lhasa is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Brussels to Lhasa is 7 hours. In August, daytime highs in Lhasa are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Chengdu.

Things to do in Lhasa

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

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): look for gifts at Suit Republic, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, thenidentify plant and animal life at Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi), and finally take an in-depth tour of Jinsha Site Museum. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by West China Center of Medical Sciences, take in the views from Anshun Bridge (Dongmen Bridge), and then cruise along Sichuan Tibet Highway (southern route).

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Chengdu online trip builder.

You can fly from Lhasa to Chengdu in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lhasa in August, you will find days in Chengdu are a bit warmer (°C), and nights are warmer (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Jiuzhaigou County.

Things to do in Chengdu

Museums Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trip

Sichuan Tibet Highway (southern route)
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Jinsha Site Museum ©
Jinsha Site Museum
Anshun Bridge (Dongmen Bridge) ©
Anshun Bridge (Dongmen Bridge)

2
nights
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 7th (Sat): make a trip to Jiuzhaigou National Arts Center and then explore the striking landscape of Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the views at Rize Valley and then look for all kinds of wild species at Upper Seasonal Sea in Jiuzhaigou Valley.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Jiuzhaigou County online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Chengdu to Jiuzhaigou County takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Jiuzhaigou County

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

3
nights
Xi'an

Xi'an
Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
Xi'an is known for museums, historic sites, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, get outside with Outdoor Activities, explore the ancient world of Eastern Royal Tombs of the Qin Dynasty of Xi'an, and steep yourself in history at Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta).

To see maps and other tourist information, you can read our Xi'an trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Jiuzhaigou County to Xi'an takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Xi'an

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Outdoors
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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
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: get in on the family fun at Hong Kong Disneyland, get engrossed in the history at Hong Kong Museum of History, examine the collection at Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware, and get curious at Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Hong Kong travel route planner.

You can fly from Xi'an to Hong Kong in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Hong Kong when traveling from Xi'an in August, with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Shanghai.

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

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: take in the pleasant sights at The Bund (Wai Tan), buy something for everyone on your list at South Bund Soft Spinning Material Market, enjoy breathtaking views from Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), and take in nature's colorful creations at Yu Garden (Yuyuan).

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Shanghai attractions planner.

Getting from Hong Kong to Shanghai by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough 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)
Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu) ©
Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu)
Yu Garden (Yuyuan) ©
Yu Garden (Yuyuan)

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, get engrossed in the history at The Palace Museum, take some stellar pictures from Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan), and examine the collection at National Museum Of China.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Beijing travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Shanghai to Beijing in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Shanghai in August, expect little chillier with lows of °C in Beijing. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Beijing

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

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