22 days in China Itinerary

22 days in China Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Rennes
Fly:  17 h 15 min
1
Beijing
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  5 h
2
Xi'an
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  6 h 45 min
3
Jiuzhaigou County
— 2 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Bus:  9 h 15 min
4
Lhasa
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  6 h
5
Lijiang
— 2 nights
+4
Bus + Fly + Bus + Foot + Train:  6 h 15 min
6
Hong Kong
— 4 nights
+3
Train + Foot + Bus + Fly:  5 h 15 min
7
Shanghai
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  15 h 45 min
End: Rennes

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: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mutianyu Great Wall, get great views at Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), see the interesting displays at National Museum Of China, and get engrossed in the history at Lama Temple (Yonghegong).

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Beijing online trip itinerary maker.

Rennes, France to Beijing is an approximately 17- hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to China Standard Time (CST) is 7 hours. Traveling from Rennes in June, expect Beijing to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 21:
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Mutianyu Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum

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: take an in-depth tour of The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, make a trip to Muslim Quarter, admire the masterpieces at Tang Bo Art Museum, and delve into the distant past at Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang).

Before you visit Xi'an, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Beijing to Xi'an in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In June in Xi'an, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Jiuzhaigou County.

Things to do in Xi'an

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 24:
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Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang) ©
Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang)
Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta) ©
Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta)

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 25th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve and then don't miss a visit to Jiuzhaigou National Arts Center. On your second day here, admire the sheer force of Pearl Shoal Waterfalls and then look for all kinds of wild species at Upper Seasonal Sea in Jiuzhaigou Valley.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Jiuzhaigou County day trip app.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Xi'an to Jiuzhaigou County takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Lhasa.

Things to do in Jiuzhaigou County

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 24 — 26:
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Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve ©
Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve
Jiuzhaigou National Arts Center ©
Jiuzhaigou National Arts Center
Pearl Shoal Waterfalls ©
Pearl Shoal Waterfalls

1
night
Lhasa

The capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, Lhasa possesses a wealth of Tibetan Buddhist sites of historical and cultural importance.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Potala Palace and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jokhang Temple. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sera Monastery and then see Off-Road Tours.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Lhasa vacation planner.

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Jiuzhaigou County to Lhasa in 9.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Lijiang.

Things to do in Lhasa

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 28:
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Off-Road Tours
Potala Palace ©
Potala Palace
Jokhang Temple ©
Jokhang Temple

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Blue Moon Valley and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Three Parallel Rivers National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Tue): admire the local landmark of Black Dragon Pond Park and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Town of Lijiang - China.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Lijiang online trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Lhasa to Lijiang in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Lijiang

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Three Parallel Rivers National Park ©
Three Parallel Rivers National Park
Old Town of Lijiang - China
Old Town of Lijiang - China
Black Dragon Pond Park ©
Black Dragon Pond Park

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, engage your brain at Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences, take in panoramic vistas at Victoria Peak (The Peak), and laugh and play at Ocean Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Hong Kong day trip tool.

Do a combination of bus, flight, and train from Lijiang to Hong Kong in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, subway, and train; or drive. In June in Hong Kong, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 32°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 4:
Highlights from your plan
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): browse the different shops at South Bund Soft Spinning Material Market, get to know the fascinating history of The Bund (Wai Tan), then shop like a local with Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), and finally admire the landmark architecture of Jade Buddha Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): take a stroll through Maoming Road, admire the natural beauty at Yu Garden (Yuyuan), then take in panoramic vistas at Shanghai World Financial Center, then take in panoramic vistas at Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), and finally get great views at Jin Mao Tower.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Shanghai tour itinerary planner.

Do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Hong Kong to Shanghai in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. July in Shanghai sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Shanghai

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 7:
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)

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