31 days in China Itinerary

31 days in China Itinerary

Created using Inspirock China planner

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Chengdu
— 1 night
Fly to Dayong Airport, Drive to Yongshun County
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Yongshun County
— 1 night
Drive
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Zhangjiajie
— 1 night
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Hong Kong
— 4 nights
Fly
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Kunming
— 1 night
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Lijiang
— 1 night
Fly
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Xi'an
— 2 nights
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Hangzhou
— 3 nights
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Suzhou
— 2 nights
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Shanghai
— 6 nights
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Beijing
— 6 nights
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Chengdu

— 1 night

Hibiscus City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): make a trip to Jinli Pedestrian Street, then examine the collection at Sanhe Classic Car Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi), and finally snap pictures at Anshun Bridge (Dongmen Bridge).

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Chengdu trip itinerary planning app.

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to Chengdu is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone changes from East Africa Time to China Standard Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Yongshun County.

Things to do in Chengdu

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 3:

Yongshun County

— 1 night
On the 4th (Sun), take advantage of the amenities at Xiangxi Hibiscus Town.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Yongshun County vacation maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Chengdu to Yongshun County. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Zhangjiajie.

Things to do in Yongshun County

Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 3 — 4:

Zhangjiajie

— 1 night
The city of Zhangjiajie has become particularly well known for its striking surrounding landscape.
For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Zhangjiajie trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Yongshun County to Zhangjiajie in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Zhangjiajie

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 5:

Hong Kong

— 4 nights

Pearl of the Orient

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Pack the 6th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Hong Kong Disneyland. Spend the 7th (Wed) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Ocean Park. There's lots more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Victoria Peak (The Peak), make a trip to Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, engage your brain at Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences, and experience the excitement of Sandbox VR.

Start your trip to Hong Kong by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can fly from Zhangjiajie to Hong Kong in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or drive. In April in Hong Kong, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kunming.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 9:

Kunming

— 1 night

City of Eternal Spring

With a temperate climate at 2,000 m (6,600 ft) and a variety of tourist attractions, Kunming makes a popular gateway for exploring Yunnan Province.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Kunming Golden Temple.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kunming day trip planner.

You can fly from Hong Kong to Kunming in 6.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train; or drive. Traveling from Hong Kong in April, expect Kunming to be slightly colder, temps between 27°C and 13°C. On the 10th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lijiang.

Things to do in Kunming

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 10:
Highlights from your trip

Lijiang

— 1 night

Suzhou on the Plateau

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Sanyan Well and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Town of Lijiang - China.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Lijiang tour planning tool.

Take a train from Kunming to Lijiang in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly; or drive. On the 11th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Lijiang

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 11:

Xi'an

— 2 nights

Birthplace of Chinese Civilization

Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): make a trip to Kaiyuan Square, then take an in-depth tour of The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, and then delve into the distant past at Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang). On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Muslim Quarter and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Daxuexixiang Mosque.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Xi'an trip planner.

Fly from Lijiang to Xi'an in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Xi'an are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. On the 13th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Hangzhou.

Things to do in Xi'an

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 11 — 13:

Hangzhou

— 3 nights

Paradise on Earth

Hangzhou, the scenic capital of Zheijang Province, remains a popular vacation choice for tourists interested in the area's numerous cultural and natural sights.
Spend the 16th (Fri) exploring nature at Xixi Wetland Park. Next up on the itinerary: go for a walk through West Lake (Xi Hu), contemplate the long history of Xiangji Temple, appreciate the history behind Hangzhou Confucius Temple, and stroll around West Lake Colored Port View Fish Garden.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Hangzhou visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Xi'an to Hangzhou takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Xi'an in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Hangzhou, with lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Suzhou.

Things to do in Hangzhou

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 16:

Suzhou

— 2 nights

Venice of the East

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 17th (Sat): walk around The Classical Gardens of Suzhou, contemplate the long history of Tongli Town, and then admire the masterpieces at Zhuangyuan Culture Museum. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Shantang Street, then see the interesting displays at Suzhou Museum, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Humble Administrator's Garden.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Suzhou road trip website.

You can drive from Hangzhou to Suzhou in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Suzhou

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 18:

Shanghai

— 6 nights

Pearl of the Orient

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: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Bund (Wai Tan), wander the streets of Former French Concession, take some stellar pictures from Jin Mao Tower, and make a trip to Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu).

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Shanghai trip app.

Traveling by train from Suzhou to Shanghai takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Shanghai

Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 24:

Beijing

— 6 nights
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, take some stellar pictures from Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), take an in-depth tour of The Palace Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pool and Mulberry Tree Temple (Tanzhe Si).

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Beijing online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Shanghai to Beijing by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Shanghai in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Beijing, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 30:

China travel guide

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Landmarks · Observation Decks · History Museums
With well over 1.3 billion residents, China represents the most populous country in the world, considered by many the cradle of civilization thanks to its history spanning many millennia. While a single trip to China rarely satisfies curious travelers, a well-organized tour reveals a land of awe-inspiring natural scenery, ancient monuments, and giant cities, where the diverse population includes almost 60 different ethnic groups speaking dozens of distinct languages. While many Westerners may know China mostly for its centuries-old tradition of martial arts, discerning travelers visit this vast nation for its outstanding cuisine, pristine landscapes, epic train journeys, and small towns of hardworking and genuinely hospitable people.