28 days in China Itinerary

28 days in China Itinerary

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Xi'an
— 6 nights
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Lijiang
— 5 nights
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Guilin
— 6 nights
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Fenghuang County
— 5 nights
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Huangshan
— 3 nights
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Shanghai
— Few hours

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6
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Xi'an

Xi'an

Birthplace of Chinese Civilization

Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
Explore Xi'an's surroundings by going to Huayin (Mountain Huashan Plank Trail & Mount Huashan). Spend the 4th (Tue) wandering through the wild on Travel China Guide. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, delve into the distant past at Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang), admire the local landmark of Dayan Pagoda Northern Square, and steep yourself in history at Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta).

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Toronto, Canada to Xi'an is an approximately 22-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Xi'an is 13 hours. Traveling from Toronto in May, expect Xi'an to be somewhat warmer, temps between 30°C and 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Lijiang.

Things to do in Xi'an

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

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Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang) ©
Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang)
Travel China Guide ©
Travel China Guide

5
nights
Lijiang

Lijiang ©

Suzhou on the Plateau

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hutiao Xia) (in Shangri-La County) and Yulong (Jade Dragon) Mountain (in Yulong County). Spend the 12th (Wed) exploring nature at Three Parallel Rivers National Park. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Old Town of Lijiang - China, steep yourself in history at Shuhe Ancient Town, savor a delicious cup with Fu Xing Chang Tea House, and step off the mainland to explore Bird Island, Lijiang.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Lijiang trip planner.

You can fly from Xi'an to Lijiang in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Guilin.

Things to do in Lijiang

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hutiao Xia) ©
Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hutiao Xia)
Old Town of Lijiang - China
Old Town of Lijiang - China
Three Parallel Rivers National Park ©
Three Parallel Rivers National Park

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Guilin

The riverside karst landscape around Guilin has long made it a favorite with Chinese poets, photographers, and travelers.
Get out of town with these interesting Guilin side-trips: Yangshuo County (River Rafting & Tubing, Moon Hill, &more) and Longsheng County (Ping'an Village & Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces). The adventure continues: push the limits with Train Spread, walk around Riyue Shuangta Cultural Park, Head underground at Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan), and get into the urban bustle at Guanyan Scenic Resort.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Guilin trip itinerary website.

You can fly from Lijiang to Guilin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. In May in Guilin, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Fenghuang County.

Things to do in Guilin

Tours · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Photography Tours
Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan) ©
Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan)
West Street ©
West Street

5
nights
Fenghuang County

Fenghuang County ©
The main town of Fenghuang County boasts a rich history of more than 300 years, with well-preserved architecture and cultural traditions.
Fenghuang County is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Phoenix Ancient Town, take in the awesome beauty at Xiangbi Mountain of Fenghuang, don't miss a visit to Huangsi Bridge Ancient City, and take in the views from Phoenix Hong Bridge.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Fenghuang County trip website.

Getting from Guilin to Fenghuang County by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Huangshan.

Things to do in Fenghuang County

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums
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Zhunti Temple of Fenghuang Old City ©
Zhunti Temple of Fenghuang Old City
Phoenix Ancient Town ©
Phoenix Ancient Town
Phoenix East Gate Scenic Area ©
Phoenix East Gate Scenic Area

3
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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.
Huangshan is known for nature, historic sites, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Huangshan, take in breathtaking views at Xihai Great Canyon, steep yourself in history at Tunxi Mountainous Town, and identify plant and animal life at Huangshan UNESCO Global Geopark.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Huangshan trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Fenghuang County to Huangshan in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to Shanghai.

Things to do in Huangshan

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife
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Mt. Huangshan ©
Mt. Huangshan
Xihai Great Canyon ©
Xihai Great Canyon
Huangshan UNESCO Global Geopark ©
Huangshan UNESCO Global Geopark

few
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Shanghai

Shanghai

Pearl of the Orient

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.
To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Shanghai online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Huangshan to Shanghai takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Shanghai sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. You will leave for home on the 27th (Thu).

Things to do in Shanghai

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