22 days in China Itinerary

22 days in China Itinerary

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Start: Toronto
Fly:  16 h 45 min
1
Beijing
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
2
Xi'an
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
3
Chengdu
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
4
Chongqing
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 45 min
5
Guilin
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Yangshuo County
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 45 min
7
Guangzhou
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
8
Hong Kong
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
9
Fuzhou
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h
10
Suzhou
— 1 night
Train:  45 min
11
Shanghai
— 2 nights
Fly:  17 h 30 min
End: Toronto

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): stroll through Back Lakes (Hou Hai), shop like a local with 798 Art Zone, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): see Mutianyu Great Wall.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Beijing vacation planning site.

Toronto, Canada to Beijing is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 13 hours traveling from Toronto to Beijing. Traveling from Toronto in November, Beijing is little chillier at night with lows of -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Beijing

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mutianyu Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall
Back Lakes (Hou Hai) ©
Back Lakes (Hou Hai)

2
nights
Xi'an

Xi'an
Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Shaanxi History Museum, thenstroll around Daxingshan Temple, and then steep yourself in history at Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta). Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses and then get engrossed in the history at Hanyangling Museum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Xi'an trip planner.

Fly from Beijing to Xi'an in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Beijing in November, Xi'an is a bit warmer at night with lows of 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Chengdu.

Things to do in Xi'an

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Hanyangling Museum
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Shaanxi History Museum ©
Shaanxi History Museum
Hanyangling Museum ©
Hanyangling Museum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi), examine the collection at Sichuan Opera Museum, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. On the next day, stop by Dancing Yak Handicrafts, thenbrush up on your knowledge of spirits at Johnny Walker House, thensee the interesting displays at Chengdu Museum (Old Hall), and finally take an in-depth tour of Chengdu Museum New Hall.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Chengdu holiday planning website.

Getting from Xi'an to Chengdu by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Xi'an in November; daily highs in Chengdu reach 19°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Chongqing.

Things to do in Chengdu

Museums Wildlife Tours
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Chengdu Museum (Old Hall) ©
Chengdu Museum (Old Hall)
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
Chongqing

Chongqing ©
With one of the most populated and largest metropolitan areas in the world, Chongqing was the de facto capital of China during World War II.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): get great views at Huangjueping (Doodle Street), thensteep yourself in history at Old City Wall, thenget a taste of the local shopping with Jiefangbei Square, and finally take an unorthodox tour of Shiba Ti.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Chongqing trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Chengdu to Chongqing takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and subway; or fly. In November in Chongqing, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Guilin.

Things to do in Chongqing

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Jiefangbei Square ©
Jiefangbei Square
Huangjueping (Doodle Street) ©
Huangjueping (Doodle Street)

2
nights
Guilin

Guilin ©
The riverside karst landscape around Guilin has long made it a favorite with Chinese poets, photographers, and travelers.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Lijiang Folk Customs Garden, explore the striking landscape at Folded Brocade Hill (Diecai Hill), and then steep yourself in history at Jingjiang Royal Residence. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Guangxi Maoer Mountain Reserve.

Plan trip to Guilin with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can fly from Chongqing to Guilin in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Guilin are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Yangshuo County.

Things to do in Guilin

Parks Wildlife Shopping
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Lijiang Folk Customs Garden ©
Lijiang Folk Customs Garden

2
nights
Yangshuo County

Yangshuo County ©
Yangshuo County, the area surrounding a popular tourist resort town, boasts a landscape featuring all the ingredients necessary to attract a flood of tourists.
Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Xilang Mountain Scenic Resort, look for all kinds of wild species at South China Karst, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Totem Ancient Trail.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Yangshuo County online vacation planner.

Drive from Guilin to Yangshuo County in 1.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Yangshuo County are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Guangzhou.

Things to do in Yangshuo County

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife
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South China Karst ©
South China Karst

2
nights
Guangzhou

Guangzhou ©
A massive metropolis and critical international trading hub, Guangzhou sprawls along the Pearl River, distinctly vibrant and cosmopolitan.
On the 20th (Fri), head off the coast to Shamian Island, pause for some serene contemplation at Sacred Heart Cathedral, and then visit Tinho Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, thenget engrossed in the history at Huangpu Ancient Village Museum, and then browse the different shops at Foshan Lingnan Tiandi.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Guangzhou road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Yangshuo County to Guangzhou takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Yangshuo County in November, things will get a bit warmer in Guangzhou: highs are around 29°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Guangzhou

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Foshan Lingnan Tiandi
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Shamian Island ©
Shamian Island
Sacred Heart Cathedral ©
Sacred Heart Cathedral
Spas

3
nights
Hong Kong

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Get a sense of the local culture at Tsim Sha Tsui and Soho. Take a break from the city and head to Dragon's Back and Po Lin Monastery. The adventure continues: stop by Sai Wan Pavilion, get engrossed in the history at Hong Kong Maritime Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery (Man Fat Sze), and don't miss a visit to Monster Building.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Hong Kong journey maker tool.

Traveling by car from Guangzhou to Hong Kong takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Guangzhou in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of 24°C in Hong Kong. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Fuzhou.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Neighborhoods Parks Shopping
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Tsim Sha Tsui ©
Tsim Sha Tsui
Dragon's Back ©
Dragon's Back
Sai Wan Pavilion ©
Sai Wan Pavilion

1
night
Fuzhou

Fuzhou
The capital of Fujian province, the old port city of Fuzhou offers a seamless fusion of nature and industry, historic architecture and sprawling high rises.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): delve into the lush surroundings at Fuzhou National Forest Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Fuzhou trip builder.

Fly from Hong Kong to Fuzhou in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Hong Kong in November, with highs in Fuzhou at 25°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Suzhou.

Things to do in Fuzhou

Parks Nature
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Fuzhou National Forest Park
Fuzhou National Forest Park

1
night
Suzhou

Suzhou
One of the oldest settlements in the Yangtze basin, Suzhou remains a complex, labyrinthine set of old canal districts, World Heritage gardens, and sprawling modern developments.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Sanshan Island.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Suzhou vacation planning tool.

Getting from Fuzhou to Suzhou by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Fuzhou in November, expect nights in Suzhou to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Suzhou

Historic Sites Spas
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2
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.
On the 26th (Thu), stop by Maoming Road. Keep things going the next day: shop like a local with Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), thentake a peaceful walk through Huangpu Park, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of The Bund (Wai Tan), and finally see the interesting displays at Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Shanghai day trip planning website.

Take a train from Suzhou to Shanghai in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Suzhou in November, plan for slightly colder nights in Shanghai, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Shanghai

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Former French Concession ©
Former French Concession
The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum ©
Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum

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