26 days in China Itinerary

26 days in China Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Emeishan
— 2 nights
2
Chengdu
— 3 nights
3
Jiuzhaigou County
— 1 night
4
Xi'an
— 3 nights
5
Luanping County
— 1 night
6
Beijing
— 4 nights
7
Shanghai
— 3 nights
8
Huangshan
— 2 nights
9
Hong Kong
— 6 nights

2
nights
Emeishan

Emeishan ©
A city forever linked with the mountain of the same name, Emeishan sits next to one of the four sacred Buddhist mountains of China, now a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): see the interesting displays at Museum of Hanya Tomb, Leshan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Laba River Forest Park and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Xianfeng Temple.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Emeishan trip itinerary site.

Sydney, Australia to Emeishan is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Sydney to Emeishan due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Chengdu.

Things to do in Emeishan

Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Laba River Forest Park, Museum of Hanya Tomb, Leshan
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Museum of Hanya Tomb, Leshan ©
Museum of Hanya Tomb, Leshan

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Sichuan Museum and Sichuan Opera Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate Chengdu Museum (Old Hall) and Chengdu Museum New Hall. Spend the 4th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Anshun Bridge (Dongmen Bridge) and make a trip to Tianfu Square.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Chengdu holiday website.

Traveling by car from Emeishan to Chengdu takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Jiuzhaigou County.

Things to do in Chengdu

Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Chengdu Museum (Old Hall) ©
Chengdu Museum (Old Hall)
Sichuan Museum ©
Sichuan Museum
Chengdu Museum New Hall ©
Chengdu Museum New Hall

1
night
Jiuzhaigou County

Jiuzhaigou County
Nine villages make up Jiuzhaigou County, a valley with a wealth of natural sites protected by UNESCO.
On the 6th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Zharu Temple and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jiuzailing Temple.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Jiuzhaigou County holiday planner.

Getting from Chengdu to Jiuzhaigou County by combination of flight and bus takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Jiuzhaigou County

Historic Sites
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3
nights
Xi'an

Xi'an ©
Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tang Bo Art Museum and Shanxi Art Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Hanyangling Museum and Niubeiliang Mountain Nature Reserve. When in Xi'an, make a side trip to see Xianyang Geothermy City in Xianyang, approximately Xianyang away. There's more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Cuihua Mountain and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Guangren Temple.

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

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jiuzhaigou County to Xi'an in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and 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 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Luanping County.

Things to do in Xi'an

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Xianyang, Niubeiliang Mountain Nature Reserve
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Cuihua Mountain ©
Cuihua Mountain
Tang Bo Art Museum ©
Tang Bo Art Museum
Hanyangling Museum ©
Hanyangling Museum

1
night
Luanping County

Luanping County
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Jinshanling Great Wall.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Luanping County tour builder site.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Xi'an to Luanping County in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Beijing.

Things to do in Luanping County

Historic Sites
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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.
Gong Wang Fu and Eight Great Temples (Ba Da Chu Park) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nine Dragon Screen and Beijing Botanical Garden. There's much more to do: see Great Wall at Shixia Pass, contemplate the long history of Peking Former Residence of Soong Ching Ling (Song Qingling Guju), identify plant and animal life at Beijing Wildlife Park, and admire the natural beauty at Cherry Valley Botanical Garden.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Beijing trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Luanping County to Beijing in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In June, daily temperatures in Beijing can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
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Eight Great Temples (Ba Da Chu Park) ©
Eight Great Temples (Ba Da Chu Park)
Gong Wang Fu ©
Gong Wang Fu
Beijing Botanical Garden ©
Beijing Botanical Garden

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.
Let the collections at Shanghai Jiangnan Silk Museum and Shanghai Museum of Sun Yat-sen's Former Residence capture your imagination. Lu Xun Museum and Aurora Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Moganshan Road, steep yourself in history at Soong Ching-ling Memorial Residence, explore the galleries of LWH Gallery, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Shanghai driving holiday planning site.

Getting from Beijing to Shanghai by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Beijing in June: highs in Shanghai hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Huangshan.

Things to do in Shanghai

Museums · Tours · Shopping
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Moganshan Road ©
Moganshan Road
Shanghai Jiangnan Silk Museum ©
Shanghai Jiangnan Silk Museum

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): admire the striking features of Huangshan Wanan Ancient Town and then steep yourself in history at Former Residence of Cheng Dawei. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Huangshan Qiankou Residence Museum and then don't miss a visit to Book Case Peak (Stalagmite Peak).

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Huangshan trip app.

You can drive from Shanghai to Huangshan in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Huangshan

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Huangshan Wanan Ancient Town
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6
nights
Hong Kong

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Hong Kong Heritage Museum and Hong Kong Space Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Hong Kong Maritime Museum and Tai Kwun. The adventure continues: make a trip to Lion's Pavilion at The Peak, pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Cathedral, take a stroll through Diamond Hill, and stroll around Edward Youde Aviary.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Hong Kong travel route builder app.

Fly from Huangshan to Hong Kong in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Hong Kong can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors
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Tai Kwun ©
Tai Kwun
Hong Kong Maritime Museum ©
Hong Kong Maritime Museum
Hong Kong Heritage Museum ©
Hong Kong Heritage Museum

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