30 days in China Itinerary

30 days in China Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

2
nights
Emeishan

Emeishan ©
A city forever linked with the mountain of the same name, Emeishan sits next to one of the four sacred Buddhist mountains of China, now a World Heritage Site.
Get some cultural insight at Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo) and Emei Mountain. Popular historic sites such as Wannian Temple and Baoguo Temple are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Fuhu Temple.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Emeishan route planner.

Billund, Denmark to Emeishan is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Billund to Emeishan. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Lhasa.

Things to do in Emeishan

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo)
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Emei Mountain ©
Emei Mountain
Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo) ©
Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo)
Wannian Temple
Wannian Temple

3
nights
Lhasa

Lhasa ©
The capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, Lhasa possesses a wealth of Tibetan Buddhist sites of historical and cultural importance.
Get a sense of the local culture at Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple. Get some historical perspective at Sera Monastery and Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Nechung Monastery and Temple, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and stop by Dropenling Lhasa Villages Handicraft Shop.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Lhasa trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Emeishan to Lhasa takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lijiang.

Things to do in Lhasa

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

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Sanyan Well, then contemplate the long history of Mufu Palace, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town of Lijiang - China, and finally make a trip to Yuhe Square.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Lijiang sightseeing planning tool.

You can fly from Lhasa to Lijiang in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Lhasa in September, expect much hotter with lows of 28°C in Lijiang. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Lijiang

Historic Sites
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Old Town of Lijiang - China
Old Town of Lijiang - China
Sanyan Well ©
Sanyan Well

3
nights
Xi'an

Xi'an
Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses and Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta). Popular historic sites such as Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang) and Xi'an Bell Tower are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: look for gifts at Muslim market, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Xi'an Mosque, make a trip to Kaiyuan Square, and explore the world behind art at Shanxi Art Museum.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Xi'an journey maker site.

You can fly from Lijiang to Xi'an in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Xi'an when traveling from Lijiang in September, with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Xi'an

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 11:
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Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang) ©
Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang)
Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta) ©
Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta)

4
nights
Hong Kong

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Head to IFC mall and Harbour Cityfor plenty of shopping. Popular historic sites such as Lantau island and Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha) are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Victoria Peak (The Peak), take in the exciting artwork at Choco L'ART Studio, examine the collection at Asia Society Hong Kong Center, and take in the waterfront at Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Hong Kong trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Xi'an to Hong Kong in 6.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Xi'an in September: high temperatures in Hong Kong hover around 38°C and lows are around 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Xiamen.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites
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Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Lantau island ©
Lantau island
Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha) ©
Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha)

2
nights
Xiamen

Xiamen ©
Known for centuries as a gateway to China, the port city of Xiamen has become a destination in itself, first to domestic visitors and now to a growing number of people from across the world.
On the 16th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Xiamen University, then shop like a local with Gulangyu, and then see the interesting displays at Yuyuan Garden. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Overseas Chinese Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nanputuo Temple, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Zhongshan Road Walking Street.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Xiamen day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Hong Kong to Xiamen takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. September in Xiamen sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Xiamen

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
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Xiamen University ©
Xiamen University
Gulangyu ©
Gulangyu
Yuyuan Garden ©
Yuyuan Garden

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.
Get some historical perspective at The Bund (Wai Tan) and Jade Buddha Temple. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road) and Former French Concession. There's still lots to do: buy something for everyone on your list at South Bund Soft Spinning Material Market, admire the natural beauty at Yu Garden (Yuyuan), take in the exciting artwork at island6 Arts Center, and take a stroll through Zhujiajiao Ancient Town.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Shanghai trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Xiamen to Shanghai takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Xiamen in September, with highs in Shanghai at 33°C and lows at 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Suzhou.

Things to do in Shanghai

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Zhujiajiao Ancient Town ©
Zhujiajiao Ancient Town
Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan) ©
Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan)

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Suzhou Embroidery Research Institute, then enjoy breathtaking views from Ruiguang Tower, and then contemplate the long history of Tongli Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Shantang Street, see the interesting displays at Suzhou Garden Museum, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Pingjiang Road.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Suzhou trip itinerary planning website.

You can take a train from Shanghai to Suzhou in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Suzhou

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 23:
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Tongli Town ©
Tongli Town
Suzhou Garden Museum ©
Suzhou Garden Museum
Suzhou Embroidery Research Institute ©
Suzhou Embroidery Research Institute

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.
Popular historic sites such as Mutianyu Great Wall and Temple of Heaven are in your itinerary. Head to Nanluoguxiang and Pearl Market (Hongqiao Market)for plenty of shopping. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), examine the collection at National Museum Of China, admire the landmark architecture of The Palace Museum, and take a stroll around Beijing Working People's Cultural Palace.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Beijing trip maker app.

You can fly from Suzhou to Beijing in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. September in Beijing sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Luanping County.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
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Mutianyu Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum

2
nights
Luanping County

Luanping County
On the 29th (Wed), explore the ancient world of Jinshanling Great Wall.

To find where to stay and tourist information, go to the Luanping County trip site.

You can drive from Beijing to Luanping County in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. On the 30th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Luanping County

Historic Sites
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