28 days in China Itinerary

28 days in China Itinerary

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28 days in China Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Beijing
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Shanghai
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + bus + foot + train:  5​h 30​min
3
Hong Kong
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Yangshuo County
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Lijiang
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
6
Dali
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
7
Xi'an
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
8
Kashgar
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: London


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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.
Beijing is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see Mutianyu Great Wall, get a sense of history and politics at Temple of Heaven, hit the slopes at Yunfoshan Ski Resort, and get in on the family fun at Olympic Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Beijing trip planning site .

London, UK to Beijing is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from London to Beijing. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from London in November since evenings lows in Beijing dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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Mutianyu Great Wall ©
Mutianyu Great Wall
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum

4
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.
Shanghai is known for shopping, nightlife, parks, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to The Bund (Wai Tan), appreciate the history behind Jade Buddha Temple, get a taste of the local shopping with Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), and see the interesting displays at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan).

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Shanghai day trip planner.

You can fly from Beijing to Shanghai in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Beijing in November: highs in Shanghai hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Shanghai

Historic Sites Tours Shopping
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The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Yu Garden (Yuyuan) ©
Yu Garden (Yuyuan)

4
nights
Hong Kong

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Hong Kong is known for shopping, nightlife, theme parks, parks, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Hong Kong Disneyland, pause for some photo ops at Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha), head off the coast to Lantau island, and make a trip to Hong Kong Skyline.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Hong Kong trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Shanghai to Hong Kong by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. In November, Hong Kong is a bit warmer than Shanghai - with highs of 30°C and lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Yangshuo County.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Hong Kong Disneyland ©
Hong Kong Disneyland
Ocean Park ©
Ocean Park

3
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.
Step out of Yangshuo County to go to Guilin and see Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan), which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at South China Karst, contemplate the long history of Stone Village, explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Asia Cycling Tours, and take in panoramic vistas at Xianggong Mountain.

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Getting from Hong Kong to Yangshuo County by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Hong Kong in November, things will get a bit cooler in Yangshuo County: highs are around 22°C and lows about 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Lijiang.

Things to do in Yangshuo County

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan)
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South China Karst ©
South China Karst
Bike Asia Cycling Tours ©
Bike Asia Cycling Tours
Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan) ©
Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan)

3
nights
Lijiang

Lijiang ©
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.
When in Lijiang, make a side trip to see Baisha Naxi Embroidery Institute in Yulong County, approximately 30 minutes away. Spend the 28th (Thu) exploring nature at Three Parallel Rivers National Park. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town of Lijiang - China, ponder the design of Black Dragon Pond Park, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Lijiang online day trip planner .

You can fly from Yangshuo County to Lijiang in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. While traveling from Yangshuo County, expect much colder days and slightly colder nights in Lijiang, ranging from highs of 1°C to lows of 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Dali.

Things to do in Lijiang

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Baisha Naxi Embroidery Institute
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Three Parallel Rivers National Park ©
Old Town of Lijiang - China
Old Town of Lijiang - China
Black Dragon Pond Park ©
Black Dragon Pond Park

2
nights
Dali

Dali ©
Combining a glorious past with modern conveniences and scenic natural surroundings, Dali stands out as one of the most popular tourist destinations in Yunnan, perched in a strategic location and boasting fertile fields for agriculture.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Weibao Mountain. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Da Li Shi Kong Guo Shi Museum, then appreciate the history behind Monument of Shih-tsu Taking over Yunnan, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Four Scenic Resorts of Dali.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Dali holiday maker tool .

Getting from Lijiang to Dali by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Dali

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Four Scenic Resorts of Dali ©
Four Scenic Resorts of Dali

2
nights
Xi'an

Xi'an
Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): don't miss a visit to Kaiyuan Square, then steep yourself in history at Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta), and then get engrossed in the history at The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang), then make a trip to Muslim Quarter, and then stroll around Celebration Palace Park.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Xi'an trip planning website .

You can fly from Dali to Xi'an in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Xi'an can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Kashgar.

Things to do in Xi'an

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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3
nights
Kashgar

Kashgar
Kashi remains a melting pot of Central Asian cultures and boasts one of the most important Islamic old towns in the region.
Kashgar is known for historic sites, nature, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Oytagh Glacier Park, browse the eclectic array of goods at Handicraft Street, contemplate the long history of Ga Er Ancient City, and see Off-Road Tours.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Kashgar trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Xi'an to Kashgar takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Xi'an in December, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Kashgar: temperatures range from 1°C by day to -8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kashgar

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Abakh Hoja Tomb
Abakh Hoja Tomb
Off-Road Tours

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