23 days in China Itinerary

23 days in China Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Hanoi
Drive:  4 h 30 min
1
Guilin
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
2
Xiamen
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h
3
Zhuhai
— 4 nights
Taxi + Helicopter:  45 min
4
Hong Kong
— 4 nights
Drive:  15 min
5
Shenzhen
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
6
Guangzhou
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
7
Zhangjiajie
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Hanoi

4
nights
Guilin

Guilin ©
The riverside karst landscape around Guilin has long made it a favorite with Chinese poets, photographers, and travelers.
Escape the urban bustle at Yulong River and Elephant Trunk Hill (Xiangbishan). Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces and Xianggong Mountain. Get out of town with these interesting Guilin side-trips: Yangshuo County (Moon Hill & South China Karst). There's still lots to do: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, examine the collection at Guilin Museum, and walk around Riyue Shuangta Cultural Park.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Guilin tour itinerary maker site.

Hanoi, Vietnam to Guilin is an approximately 9-hour car ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time (ICT) to China Standard Time (CST) is 1 hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Xiamen.

Things to do in Guilin

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trips

Yangshuo County, Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces
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Yulong River ©
Yulong River
Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces ©
Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces
South China Karst ©
South China Karst

3
nights
Xiamen

Xiamen ©
Known for centuries as a gateway to China, the port city of Xiamen has become a destination in itself, first to domestic visitors and now to a growing number of people from across the world.
You'll explore and learn at Xiamen Piano Museum and Tianfu Tea Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Xiamen University and Xiamen Song Kiln Sites. Venture out of the city with trips to Longhai (Ciji Palace of Baijiao & Zhangzhou Nanshan Temple). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Kulangsu Huandao Road, take in nature's colorful creations at Xiamen Shuzhuang Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hongshan Temple, and see the interesting displays at Huaijiu Gulangyu Museum.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Xiamen trip website.

Traveling by flight from Guilin to Xiamen takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. July in Xiamen sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Zhuhai.

Things to do in Xiamen

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Longhai, Tianfu Tea Museum
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 5:
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Kulangsu Huandao Road ©
Kulangsu Huandao Road
Xiamen University ©
Xiamen University
Nanputuo Temple ©
Nanputuo Temple

4
nights
Zhuhai

Zhuhai ©
Despite being one of the first Special Economic Zones (SEZs) in China, the port city of Zhuhai has more of a reputation for being rich with gardens.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Monte Forte (Fortaleza do Monte) and Guia Fortress. Discover out-of-the-way places like Our Lady of Penha and AJ Hackett Macau Tower. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zhuhai: Eiffel Tower Experience at Parisian Macau (in Macau), Kaiping Diaolou and Villages (in Kaiping) and Beifeng Mountain (in Taishan). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Mandarin's House, examine the collection at Zhuhai Museum, and admire the striking features of Ruins of St. Paul's.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Zhuhai trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Xiamen to Zhuhai takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Zhuhai

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Macau, Kaiping Diaolou and Villages, Beifeng Mountain
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 9:
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Zhuhai Museum ©
Zhuhai Museum
Monte Forte (Fortaleza do Monte) ©
Monte Forte (Fortaleza do Monte)
Our Lady of Penha ©
Our Lady of Penha

4
nights
Hong Kong

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Get in touch with nature at Dragon's Back and Lamma Island. Museum-lovers will get to explore Hong Kong Maritime Museum and Hong Kong Museum of History. When in Hong Kong, make a side trip to see Wong Tai Sin Temple in Jinhua, approximately Jinhua away. Pack the 13th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Hong Kong Disneyland. There's lots more to do: head off the coast to Po Lin Monastery, catch some excitement at Sandbox VR, learn something new at Dialogue in the Dark Hong Kong, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Hong Kong trip builder website.

Getting from Zhuhai to Hong Kong by taxi takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Hong Kong are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Shenzhen.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Wong Tai Sin Temple
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Hong Kong Disneyland ©
Hong Kong Disneyland
Dragon's Back ©
Dragon's Back
Po Lin Monastery ©
Po Lin Monastery

1
night
Shenzhen

Shenzhen ©
A fairly humble collection of farming and fishing villages and towns until 1979, you wouldn't guess as much when taking a tour of Shenzhen.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Guanshanyue Gallery, thenstroll around Shenzhen Lianhuashan Park, and then make a trip to Dafen Oil Painting Village.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Shenzhen online trip builder.

Shenzhen is just a short distance from Hong Kong. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Guangzhou.

Things to do in Shenzhen

Parks Museums
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Shenzhen Lianhuashan Park ©
Shenzhen Lianhuashan Park
Dafen Oil Painting Village ©
Dafen Oil Painting Village

3
nights
Guangzhou

Guangzhou ©
A massive metropolis and critical international trading hub, Guangzhou sprawls along the Pearl River, distinctly vibrant and cosmopolitan.
Take a break from the city and head to Baiyun Mountain and Shamian Island. Visit The Ancestral Temple and Temple of the Six Banyan Trees & Flower Pagoda (Liurong Temple) for their historical value. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Chen Clan Ancestral Hall-Folk Craft Museum, snap pictures at Liede Bridge, get engrossed in the history at Huangpu Ancient Village Museum, and admire the striking features of Zhujiang New Town.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Guangzhou driving holiday planning tool.

You can drive from Shenzhen to Guangzhou in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Guangzhou can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Zhangjiajie.

Things to do in Guangzhou

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

The Ancestral Temple
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The Ancestral Temple ©
The Ancestral Temple
Chen Clan Ancestral Hall-Folk Craft Museum ©

3
nights
Zhangjiajie

Zhangjiajie ©
The city of Zhangjiajie has become particularly well known for its striking surrounding landscape.
Get outdoors at Tianmen Mountain National Forest Park and Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area of Zhangjiajie. Discover out-of-the-way places like Tianzi Mountain and Zhangjiajie Dongfeng Reservoir. There's more to do: explore the activities along Golden Whip Brook and take in panoramic vistas at Huangshizhai.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Zhangjiajie day trip site.

Fly from Guangzhou to Zhangjiajie in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Zhangjiajie

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Zhangjiajie Dongfeng Reservoir
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 20:
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Tianmen Mountain National Forest Park ©
Tianmen Mountain National Forest Park
Golden Whip Brook ©
Golden Whip Brook

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