30 days in China Itinerary

30 days in China Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Beijing
— 4 nights
2
Shanghai
— 4 nights
3
Suzhou
— 3 nights
4
Huangshan
— 1 night
5
Hong Kong
— 5 nights
6
Xi'an
— 3 nights
7
Jiuzhaigou County
— 2 nights
8
Chengdu
— 1 night
9
Lijiang
— 2 nights
10
Lhasa
— 3 nights

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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Mutianyu Great Wall, see the interesting displays at National Museum Of China, get to know the fascinating history of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), and get engrossed in the history at The Palace Museum.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Beijing trip itinerary maker app.

Zurich, Switzerland to Beijing is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Zurich to Beijing due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Zurich in April, expect Beijing to be a bit warmer, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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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, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of The Bund (Wai Tan), pause for some photo ops at Jade Buddha Temple, take in panoramic vistas at Shanghai World Financial Center, and take a stroll through Zhujiajiao Ancient Town.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Shanghai trip planner.

You can fly from Beijing to Shanghai in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Beijing in April, Shanghai is somewhat warmer at night with lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Suzhou.

Things to do in Shanghai

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 10:
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The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Yu Garden (Yuyuan) ©
Yu Garden (Yuyuan)
Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan) ©
Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan)

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Suzhou side-trips: Shaxi Ancient Town (in Taicang) and Xitang Ancient Town (in Jiashan County). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Tongli Town, stroll around The Classical Gardens of Suzhou, examine the collection at Suzhou Garden Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of Shantang Street.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Suzhou day trip planner.

You can take a train from Shanghai to Suzhou in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Huangshan.

Things to do in Suzhou

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Shaxi Ancient Town, Xitang Ancient Town
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 13:
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Xitang Ancient Town ©
Xitang Ancient Town
Tongli Town ©
Tongli Town
The Classical Gardens of Suzhou ©
The Classical Gardens of Suzhou

1
night
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.
On the 14th (Tue), take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Huangshan.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Huangshan itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Suzhou to Huangshan takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Huangshan

Parks Nature
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Mt. Huangshan ©
Mt. Huangshan

5
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, theme parks, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Hong Kong Disneyland, make a trip to Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha), observe the fascinating underwater world at Ocean Park, and enjoy breathtaking views from Victoria Peak (The Peak).

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Fly from Huangshan to Hong Kong in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 14 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Hong Kong Disneyland ©
Hong Kong Disneyland
Lantau island ©
Lantau island

3
nights
Xi'an

Xi'an
Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
Xi'an is known for museums, historic sites, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, explore the ancient world of Eastern Royal Tombs of the Qin Dynasty of Xi'an, admire the masterpieces at Tang Bo Art Museum, and make a trip to Kaiyuan Square.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Xi'an visit planner.

Fly from Hong Kong to Xi'an in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Hong Kong in April, you will find days in Xi'an are little chillier (°C), and nights are cooler (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Jiuzhaigou County.

Things to do in Xi'an

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang) ©
Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang)
Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta) ©
Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta)

2
nights
Jiuzhaigou County

Jiuzhaigou County ©
Nine villages make up Jiuzhaigou County, a valley with a wealth of natural sites protected by UNESCO.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve and then make a trip to Jiuzhaigou National Arts Center. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Jiuzailing Temple and then identify plant and animal life at Upper Seasonal Sea in Jiuzhaigou Valley.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Jiuzhaigou County trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Xi'an to Jiuzhaigou County takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Chengdu.

Things to do in Jiuzhaigou County

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 24:
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Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve ©
Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve
Jiuzhaigou National Arts Center ©
Jiuzhaigou National Arts Center

1
night
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.
On the 25th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Jinsha Site Museum, identify plant and animal life at Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi), and then head outdoors with Kungfu Family.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Chengdu itinerary planner.

Fly from Jiuzhaigou County to Chengdu in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Chengdu sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lijiang.

Things to do in Chengdu

Museums Outdoors Parks
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Jinsha Site Museum ©
Jinsha Site Museum
Kungfu Family ©
Kungfu Family

2
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.
On the 26th (Sun), stroll around Black Dragon Pond Park and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Town of Lijiang - China. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Three Parallel Rivers National Park.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Lijiang day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Chengdu to Lijiang in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lhasa.

Things to do in Lijiang

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Three Parallel Rivers National Park ©
Three Parallel Rivers National Park
Old Town of Lijiang - China
Old Town of Lijiang - China
Black Dragon Pond Park ©
Black Dragon Pond Park

3
nights
Lhasa

The capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, Lhasa possesses a wealth of Tibetan Buddhist sites of historical and cultural importance.
On the 28th (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of Potala Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jokhang Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si). Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sera Monastery and then see Off-Road Tours.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Lhasa attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Lijiang to Lhasa takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. You will leave for home on the 30th (Thu).

Things to do in Lhasa

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay Apr 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Jokhang Temple ©
Jokhang Temple
Potala Palace ©
Potala Palace

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