26 days in China Itinerary

26 days in China Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hong Kong
— 6 nights
2
Chengdu
— 5 nights
3
Xi'an
— 3 nights
4
Tianjin
— 2 nights
5
Beijing
— 8 nights

6
nights
Hong Kong

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Get outdoors at Lantau island and Yuen Tsuen Ancient Trail. You'll explore and learn at Hong Kong Museum of History and Bamboo Scenes. There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Hong Kong Disneyland, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ocean Park, stop by M&B Private Jewelers Hong Kong, and admire the striking features of IFC mall.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Hong Kong journey planner.

Montreal, Canada to Hong Kong is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Hong Kong Standard Time (HKT) is 13 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Montreal in July: high temperatures in Hong Kong hover around 38°C and lows are around 32°C. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Chengdu.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites
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Hong Kong Disneyland ©
Hong Kong Disneyland
Lantau island ©
Lantau island
Hong Kong Museum of History ©
Hong Kong Museum of History

5
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi) and Dujiangyan Irrigation System. Guanghan Sanxingdui Museum and Sanhe Classic Car Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Chengdu with an excursion to Anlan Bridge in Dujiangyan--about 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Jinsha Site Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mount Qingcheng, get to know the fascinating history of Kuanzhai Alley, and don't miss a visit to Jinli Pedestrian Street.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Chengdu travel route planning app.

Traveling by flight from Hong Kong to Chengdu takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Hong Kong in July, Chengdu is slightly colder at night with lows of 27°C. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Thu) before leaving for Xi'an.

Things to do in Chengdu

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Dujiangyan, Guanghan Sanxingdui Museum
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Guanghan Sanxingdui Museum ©
Guanghan Sanxingdui Museum
Dujiangyan Irrigation System ©
Dujiangyan Irrigation System

3
nights
Xi'an

Xi'an
Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
Escape the urban bustle at Mount Huashan and Huaqing Palace. Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang) and Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta) will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, look for gifts at Muslim market, enjoy breathtaking views from Xi'an Bell Tower, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Xi'an Mosque.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Xi'an tour planner.

Fly from Chengdu to Xi'an in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July in Xi'an, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Tianjin.

Things to do in Xi'an

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Mount Huashan
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 28:
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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
Tianjin

Tianjin ©
Tianjin stands as one of China's largest metropolises, combining modern flourishes with preserved history and traditions to create a diverse city.
On the 29th (Mon), cruise along Italian Style Street, then browse the different shops at Ancient Culture Street (Gu Wenhua Jie), and then explore the galleries of Tianjin Yangliuqing New Year's Paintings Workshop. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Tianjin Museum and then don't miss a visit to Great Wall at Huangya Pass (Huangyaguan Changcheng).

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Tianjin trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Xi'an to Tianjin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Tianjin are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can drive to Beijing.

Things to do in Tianjin

Shopping · Museums · Scenic Drive
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Ancient Culture Street (Gu Wenhua Jie) ©
Ancient Culture Street (Gu Wenhua Jie)
Tianjin Museum ©
Tianjin Museum
Italian Style Street ©
Italian Style Street

8
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Mutianyu Great Wall and Temple of Heaven. Your inner history buff will appreciate Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) and Beijing Ancient Architecture Museum Xiannongtan Temple. Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of The Palace Museum, take a stroll through 798 Art Zone, identify plant and animal life at Yudushan Scenic Resort, and take an in-depth tour of Lama Temple (Yonghegong).

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You can drive from Tianjin to Beijing in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Beijing

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 7:
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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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