30 days in China Itinerary

30 days in China Itinerary

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

3
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Lhasa

The capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, Lhasa possesses a wealth of Tibetan Buddhist sites of historical and cultural importance.
Lhasa is known for historic sites, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Potala Palace, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, make a trip to Lasa Sanquan Scenic Resort, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si).

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Lhasa sightseeing planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Lhasa is an approximately 20-hour flight. Traveling from Zurich to Lhasa, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Chengdu.

Things to do in Lhasa

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors
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Potala Palace ©
Potala Palace
Jokhang Temple ©
Jokhang Temple

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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.
Go for a jaunt from Chengdu to Guanghan to see Guanghan Sanxingdui Museum about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, get engrossed in the history at Jinsha Site Museum, and stroll around Beihu Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Chengdu holiday planner.

Fly from Lhasa to Chengdu in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lhasa in June, expect Chengdu to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Jiuzhaigou County.

Things to do in Chengdu

Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

Guanghan Sanxingdui Museum
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Guanghan Sanxingdui Museum ©
Guanghan Sanxingdui Museum
Adventure Access ©
Adventure Access

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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 9th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Jiuzhaigou County trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Chengdu to Jiuzhaigou County takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Jiuzhaigou County

Nature · Parks
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Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve ©
Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve

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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.
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, make a trip to Muslim Quarter, explore the world behind art at Tang Bo Art Museum, and steep yourself in history at Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta).

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Xi'an travel planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Jiuzhaigou County to Xi'an in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. In June in Xi'an, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Luoyang.

Things to do in Xi'an

Historic Sites · Museums
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Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang) ©
Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang)
Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta) ©
Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta)

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Luoyang

Luoyang ©
One of the oldest imperial cities in the country, Luoyang gives access to a wealth of cultural sites protected by UNESCO for their importance to the world's cultural heritage.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Binyang Cave and then explore the fascinating underground world of Longmen Grottoes.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Luoyang trip website.

Take a train from Xi'an to Luoyang in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Luoyang

Nature · Historic Sites · Parks
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Longmen Grottoes ©
Longmen Grottoes

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Hong Kong

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Pack the 14th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Hong Kong Disneyland. Spend the 15th (Tue) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Ocean Park. There's lots more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Victoria Peak (The Peak), get engrossed in the history at Hong Kong Museum of History, don't miss a visit to Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lantau island.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Hong Kong trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Luoyang to Hong Kong takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Huangshan.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Hong Kong Disneyland ©
Hong Kong Disneyland
Ocean Park ©
Ocean Park

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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.
Go for a jaunt from Huangshan to Yi County to see Dagu Ridge of Huangshan about 1h 40 min away. There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Huangshan, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, take in breathtaking views at Xihai Great Canyon, and make a trip to Book Case Peak (Stalagmite Peak).

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Huangshan trip planner.

You can fly from Hong Kong to Huangshan in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Shanghai.

Things to do in Huangshan

Nature · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Dagu Ridge of Huangshan
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Mt. Huangshan ©
Mt. Huangshan
Photography Tours
Xihai Great Canyon ©
Xihai Great Canyon

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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.
Shanghai is known for shopping, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to The Bund (Wai Tan), pause for some photo ops at Jade Buddha Temple, shop like a local with Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), and admire the natural beauty at Yu Garden (Yuyuan).

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Shanghai trip planner.

You can drive from Huangshan to Shanghai in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Shanghai can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Shanghai

Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Yu Garden (Yuyuan) ©
Yu Garden (Yuyuan)
Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu) ©
Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu)

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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.
Beijing is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see Mutianyu Great Wall, get great views at Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), take in panoramic vistas at Bell and Drum Towers, and get engrossed in the history at The Palace Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Beijing online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Shanghai to Beijing in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Shanghai in June, Beijing is a bit cooler at night with lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Luanping County.

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

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Luanping County

Luanping County
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): see Jinshanling Great Wall.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Luanping County trip planner.

Drive from Beijing to Luanping County in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. On the 30th (Wed), you're off to home.

Things to do in Luanping County

Historic Sites
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