30 days in China Itinerary

30 days in China Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Lhasa
— 3 nights
2
Chengdu
— 3 nights
3
Leshan
— 1 night
4
Xi'an
— 4 nights
5
Luanping County
— 1 night
6
Beijing
— 4 nights
7
Suzhou
— 3 nights
8
Shanghai
— 4 nights
9
Hong Kong
— 5 nights

3
nights
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: take in the spiritual surroundings of Potala Palace, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, see Off-Road Tours, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Lhasa visit app.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Lhasa is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Dubai to Lhasa due to the time zone difference. In September, Lhasa is cooler than Dubai - with highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Chengdu.

Things to do in Lhasa

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors
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Off-Road Tours
Potala Palace ©
Potala Palace
Jokhang Temple ©
Jokhang Temple

3
nights
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.
Chengdu is known for wildlife, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi), get engrossed in the history at Jinsha Site Museum, walk around Beihu Park, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Adventure Access.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Chengdu trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Lhasa to Chengdu by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lhasa in September, expect Chengdu to be somewhat warmer, temps between 30°C and 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Leshan.

Things to do in Chengdu

Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Yinchang Valley
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Jinsha Site Museum ©
Jinsha Site Museum
Adventure Access ©
Adventure Access

1
night
Leshan

Leshan ©
The city of Leshan sits proudly at the confluence of three rivers, and has become known for its World Heritage Site and importance to Buddhism in the country.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Wuyou Temple and then pause for some photo ops at Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo).

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Traveling by car from Chengdu to Leshan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Leshan

Historic Sites
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Wuyou Temple ©
Wuyou Temple
Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo) ©
Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo)

4
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, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Xi'an Mosque, make a trip to Kaiyuan Square, and enjoy breathtaking views from Xi'an Bell Tower.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Xi'an journey planning app.

Getting from Leshan to Xi'an by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In September in Xi'an, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 19°C at night. On the 13th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Luanping County.

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)

1
night
Luanping County

Luanping County
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): see Jinshanling Great Wall.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Luanping County trip itinerary maker tool.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Xi'an to Luanping County in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Beijing.

Things to do in Luanping County

Historic Sites
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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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see Mutianyu Great Wall, examine the collection at National Museum Of China, enjoy breathtaking views from Bell and Drum Towers, and laugh and play at Olympic Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Beijing travel route builder site.

Traveling by car from Luanping County to Beijing takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Suzhou.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 18:
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Mutianyu Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum

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.
Explore Suzhou's surroundings by going to Xitang Ancient Town (in Jiashan County) and Shaxi Ancient Town (in Taicang). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Suzhou Garden Museum, contemplate the long history of Tongli Town, appreciate the extensive heritage of Shantang Street, and stroll around The Classical Gardens of Suzhou.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Suzhou attractions site.

Traveling by flight from Beijing to Suzhou takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Suzhou

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Xitang Ancient Town, Shaxi Ancient Town
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 21:
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Xitang Ancient Town ©
Xitang Ancient Town
Suzhou Garden Museum ©
Suzhou Garden Museum
Tongli Town ©
Tongli Town

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: take in the pleasant sights at The Bund (Wai Tan), admire the natural beauty at Yu Garden (Yuyuan), shop like a local with Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), and buy something for everyone on your list at South Bund Soft Spinning Material Market.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Shanghai online holiday planner.

Getting from Suzhou to Shanghai by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Shanghai can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Shanghai

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 25:
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The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Yu Garden (Yuyuan) ©
Yu Garden (Yuyuan)
Shanghai World Financial Center ©
Shanghai World Financial Center

5
nights
Hong Kong

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Pack the 27th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Hong Kong Disneyland. Spend the 29th (Tue) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Ocean Park. There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at Victoria Peak (The Peak), stroll through Lantau island, take in the waterfront at Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, and examine the collection at Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Hong Kong online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Shanghai to Hong Kong takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Shanghai in September, with highs in Hong Kong at 38°C and lows at 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 30:
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Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Hong Kong Disneyland ©
Hong Kong Disneyland
Lantau island ©
Lantau island

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