29 days in China Itinerary

29 days in China Itinerary

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Hong Kong
— 4 nights
2
Zhangjiajie
— 2 nights
3
Suzhou
— 3 nights
4
Shanghai
— 4 nights
5
Beijing
— 4 nights
6
Xi'an
— 2 nights
7
Lhasa
— 3 nights
8
Lijiang
— 3 nights
9
Sanya
— 3 nights

4
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 Museum of History and Bamboo Scenes. Discover out-of-the-way places like Tsim Sha Tsui and Top One Bakery. And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Hong Kong Disneyland, take in panoramic vistas at Victoria Peak (The Peak), meet the residents at Ocean Park, and step off the mainland to explore Lantau island.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Hong Kong trip itinerary maker app.

Brisbane, Australia to Hong Kong is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to Hong Kong is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Brisbane in March, plan for little chillier days in Hong Kong, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Zhangjiajie.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks · Theme Parks · Shopping
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Hong Kong Disneyland ©
Hong Kong Disneyland
Ocean Park ©
Ocean Park
Tsim Sha Tsui ©
Tsim Sha Tsui

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Zhangjiajie

Zhangjiajie ©
The city of Zhangjiajie has become particularly well known for its striking surrounding landscape.
On the 17th (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tianmen Mountain National Forest Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): delve into the lush surroundings at Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area of Zhangjiajie.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Zhangjiajie holiday planning site.

Getting from Hong Kong to Zhangjiajie by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Suzhou.

Things to do in Zhangjiajie

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
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3
nights
Suzhou

Suzhou ©
One of the oldest settlements in the Yangtze basin, Suzhou remains a complex, labyrinthine set of old canal districts, World Heritage gardens, and sprawling modern developments.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Xitang Ancient Town and Humble Administrator's Garden. Tongli Town and Suzhou Embroidery Research Institute are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: shop like a local with Pingjiang Road, admire the natural beauty at Lion Forest Garden, examine the collection at Suzhou Garden Museum, and contemplate the long history of The Lingering Garden.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Suzhou trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Zhangjiajie to Suzhou takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March in Suzhou, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Suzhou

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Xitang Ancient Town
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Xitang Ancient Town ©
Xitang Ancient Town
The Lingering Garden ©
The Lingering Garden
Suzhou Garden Museum ©
Suzhou Garden Museum

4
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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.
Get some historical perspective at The Bund (Wai Tan) and Former French Concession. Attractions like Tian Zi Fang and Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan) make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: browse the different shops at South Bund Soft Spinning Material Market, shop like a local with Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), enjoy breathtaking views from Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), and take in the exciting artwork at Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Centre.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Shanghai trip builder app.

Take a train from Suzhou to Shanghai in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Suzhou in March since evenings lows in Shanghai dip to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Shanghai

Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Mar 21 — 25:
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The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Tian Zi Fang ©
Tian Zi Fang
Former French Concession ©
Former French Concession

4
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan). Get some historical perspective at Mutianyu Great Wall and Temple of Heaven. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at The Palace Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), don't miss a visit to Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), and explore the galleries of Chinese Imperial Post.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Beijing trip itinerary maker website.

Fly from Shanghai to Beijing in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Shanghai in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Beijing, with lows of 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 25 — 29:
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Mutianyu Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)

2
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Xi'an

Xi'an
Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Huaqing Palace, then get engrossed in the history at The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Lishan National Forest Park. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Xi'an Bell Tower, then get engrossed in the history at Shaanxi History Museum, and then make a trip to Kaiyuan Square.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Xi'an road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Beijing to Xi'an takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Xi'an are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Lhasa.

Things to do in Xi'an

Museums · Nature · Historic Sites
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Shaanxi History Museum ©
Shaanxi History Museum
Xi'an Bell Tower ©
Xi'an Bell Tower

3
nights
Lhasa

The capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, Lhasa possesses a wealth of Tibetan Buddhist sites of historical and cultural importance.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Jokhang Temple and Potala Palace. Get a sense of the local culture at Barkhor Street and Sera Monastery. There's more to do: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour and see Off-Road Tours.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Lhasa journey maker tool.

You can fly from Xi'an to Lhasa in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Xi'an in March: high temperatures in Lhasa hover around 14°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Lijiang.

Things to do in Lhasa

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours
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Off-Road Tours
Jokhang Temple ©
Jokhang Temple
Barkhor Street ©
Barkhor Street

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Shuhe Ancient Town and Yulong (Jade Dragon) Mountain. Take a break from the city and head to Blue Moon Valley and Three Parallel Rivers National Park. It doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Mufu Palace and get to know the fascinating history of Old Town of Lijiang - China.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Lijiang trip itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Lhasa to Lijiang in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Sanya.

Things to do in Lijiang

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Yulong (Jade Dragon) Mountain
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Yulong (Jade Dragon) Mountain ©
Yulong (Jade Dragon) Mountain
Shuhe Ancient Town ©
Shuhe Ancient Town
Old Town of Lijiang - China
Old Town of Lijiang - China

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Sanya

Sanya ©
The climate and coastline bring visitors from far and wide on vacations to Sanya, with its 40 km (25 mi) of shoreline almost entirely devoted to tourism.
On the 7th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nanshan Temple and then take in the dramatic natural features at Sanya Daxiaodongtian Area. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Yalong Bay and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Sanya Zhujiang Nantian Spa.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Sanya visit planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Lijiang to Sanya takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Sanya are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sanya

Nature · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 9:
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Nanshan Temple ©
Nanshan Temple
Yalong Bay ©
Yalong Bay
Sanya Daxiaodongtian Area ©
Sanya Daxiaodongtian Area

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