31 days in China Itinerary

31 days in China Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Lijiang
— 3 nights
2
Chengdu
— 4 nights
3
Xi'an
— 3 nights
4
Beijing
— 5 nights
5
Harbin
— 2 nights
6
Shanghai
— 4 nights
7
Suzhou
— 3 nights
8
Hong Kong
— 6 nights

3
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.
Spend the 3rd (Wed) exploring nature at Three Parallel Rivers National Park. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town of Lijiang - China, make a trip to HuaMa Jie, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mt. Laojun Mountain National Geological Park ,Yulong Liming.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Lijiang planning website.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Lijiang is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from Jakarta to Lijiang, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Chengdu.

Things to do in Lijiang

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trip

Mt. Laojun Mountain National Geological Park ,Yulong Liming
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Three Parallel Rivers National Park ©
Three Parallel Rivers National Park
Old Town of Lijiang - China
Old Town of Lijiang - China

4
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: identify plant and animal life at Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi), look for gifts at Suit Republic, get outside with Kungfu Family, and get engrossed in the history at Jinsha Site Museum.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Chengdu driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Lijiang to Chengdu in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Chengdu are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Chengdu

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Yinchang Valley, Sichuan Tibet Highway (southern route)
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Jinsha Site Museum ©
Jinsha Site Museum
Kungfu Family ©
Kungfu Family

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, take in panoramic vistas at Xi'an Bell Tower, don't miss a visit to Kaiyuan Square, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Xi'an journey maker site.

Traveling by flight from Chengdu to Xi'an takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Chengdu in March since evenings lows in Xi'an dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Xi'an

Historic Sites Tours 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)

5
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, contemplate the long history of Ming Tombs (Ming Shishan Ling), hit the slopes at Jundushan Ski, and get engrossed in the history at Lama Temple (Yonghegong).

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Beijing day trip tool.

You can fly from Xi'an to Beijing in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Xi'an in March, expect slightly colder with lows of °C in Beijing. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Harbin.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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Mutianyu Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)

2
nights
Harbin

Harbin ©
The influence of neighboring Russia remains visible throughout much of Harbin, with the country's northernmost metropolis possessing an intoxicating eclecticism in its architecture, food, and art.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Harbin West Railway Station and then get in on the family fun at Harbin Ice and Snow World. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Saint Sophia Cathedral and then don't miss a visit to Zhongyang Pedestrian Street.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Harbin route builder app.

Fly from Beijing to Harbin in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Beijing in March; daily highs in Harbin reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Harbin

Theme Parks Museums
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Harbin Ice and Snow World ©
Harbin Ice and Snow World
Zhongyang Pedestrian Street ©
Zhongyang Pedestrian Street
Saint Sophia Cathedral ©
Saint Sophia Cathedral

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: go for a walk through The Bund (Wai Tan), wander the streets of Zhujiajiao Ancient Town, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and don't miss a visit to Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road).

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Shanghai tour builder tool.

Fly from Harbin to Shanghai in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Harbin in March, things will get much warmer in Shanghai: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Suzhou.

Things to do in Shanghai

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

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.
Go for a jaunt from Suzhou to Taicang to see Shaxi Ancient Town about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Suzhou Garden Museum, steep yourself in history at Tongli Town, appreciate the extensive heritage of Shantang Street, and stroll around The Classical Gardens of Suzhou.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Suzhou route maker tool.

You can take a train from Shanghai to Suzhou in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Shanghai in March, expect a bit warmer with lows of °C in Suzhou. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Suzhou

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Shaxi Ancient Town
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Shaxi Ancient Town ©
Shaxi Ancient Town
Suzhou Garden Museum ©
Suzhou Garden Museum
Luzhi Town ©
Luzhi Town

6
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: take in panoramic vistas at Victoria Peak (The Peak), get in on the family fun at Hong Kong Disneyland, head off the coast to Lantau island, and pause for some photo ops at Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha).

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Hong Kong vacation builder website.

Getting from Suzhou to Hong Kong by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. While traveling from Suzhou, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Hong Kong, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks
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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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