31 days in China Itinerary

31 days in China Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mutianyu Great Wall and The Palace Museum. Visit Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) and Bell and Drum Towers for their historical value. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Lama Temple (Yonghegong), get great views at Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), get in on the family fun at Olympic Park, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Beijing online driving holiday planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Beijing is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to China Standard Time (CST) is 11 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Sao Paulo in February, with highs in Beijing at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Luanping County.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
Find places to stay Feb 29 — Mar 4:
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Mutianyu Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum

1
night
Luanping County

Luanping County
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Jinshanling Great Wall.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Luanping County planner.

You can 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Suzhou.

Things to do in Luanping County

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 4 — 5:

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.
Get some cultural insight at Suzhou Garden Museum and Tongli Town. Visit Xitang Ancient Town and Shaxi Ancient Town for their historical value. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Shantang Street and stroll around The Classical Gardens of Suzhou.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Suzhou travel planner.

Getting from Luanping County to Suzhou by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and train; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time 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 Mar 5 — 8:
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Xitang Ancient Town ©
Xitang Ancient Town
Tongli Town ©
Tongli Town
Suzhou Garden Museum ©
Suzhou Garden Museum

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.
The Bund (Wai Tan) and Jade Buddha Temple will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will get to explore Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan) and Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Centre. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Zhujiajiao Ancient Town, get a taste of the local shopping with Three on the Bund, don't miss a visit to Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), and enjoy breathtaking views from Jin Mao Tower.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Shanghai online travel planner.

You can take a train from Suzhou to Shanghai in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Suzhou in March, expect slightly colder with lows of °C in Shanghai. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Shanghai

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Find places to stay Mar 8 — 12:
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The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan) ©
Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan)
Zhujiajiao Ancient Town ©
Zhujiajiao Ancient Town

5
nights
Hong Kong

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Hong Kong Museum of History and Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery (Man Fat Sze) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will get to explore Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware and Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences. Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Lantau island, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple, enjoy breathtaking views from Victoria Peak (The Peak), and look for all kinds of wild species at Yuen Tsuen Ancient Trail.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Hong Kong online itinerary maker.

You can fly from Shanghai to Hong Kong in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March, Hong Kong is somewhat warmer than Shanghai - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks
Find places to stay Mar 12 — 17:
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Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Hong Kong Museum of History ©
Hong Kong Museum of History
Lantau island ©
Lantau island

3
nights
Xi'an

Xi'an
Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like 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 Eastern Royal Tombs of the Qin Dynasty of Xi'an are in your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Western Han Dynasty Mausoleums in Xianyang (about 54 minutes away). There's more to do: explore the world behind art at Tang Bo Art Museum and identify plant and animal life at Jingyugou Scenic Resort, Xi'an.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Xi'an sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Hong Kong to Xi'an takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Hong Kong in March, expect nights in Xi'an to be much colder, around °C, while days are slightly colder, around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Chengdu.

Things to do in Xi'an

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Western Han Dynasty Mausoleums
Find places to stay Mar 17 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang) ©
Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang)
Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta) ©
Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta)

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.
Guanghan Sanxingdui Museum and Chengdu Botanical Garden are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Sanhe Classic Car Museum and Sichuan Cuisine Museum will appeal to museum buffs. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi) and walk around Beihu Park.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Chengdu travel planner.

You can fly from Xi'an to Chengdu in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Xi'an in March, Chengdu is a bit warmer at night with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Songpan County.

Things to do in Chengdu

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Sichuan Cuisine Museum, Guanghan Sanxingdui Museum, Miyaluo Scenic Resort, Yinchang Valley
Find places to stay Mar 20 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Guanghan Sanxingdui Museum ©
Guanghan Sanxingdui Museum
Sichuan Cuisine Museum ©
Sichuan Cuisine Museum

1
night
Songpan County

Songpan County ©
Though the area remains largely rural and the economy mostly geared towards agriculture, tourism in Songpan County has begun to develop, with a host of scenic areas and cultural sites to explore.
On the 24th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Xueshanliang Ridge and then identify plant and animal life at Huanglong Scenic Valley.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Songpan County journey planning tool.

You can fly from Chengdu to Songpan County in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Emeishan.

Things to do in Songpan County

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 23 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Huanglong Scenic Valley ©
Huanglong Scenic Valley

3
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Emei Mountain and Wannian Temple. Get some cultural insight at Baoguo Temple and Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Huazang Temple and take in nature's colorful creations at Emei Mountain Rare Botanical Garden.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Emeishan online visit planner.

Fly from Songpan County to Emeishan in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Lhasa.

Things to do in Emeishan

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo)
Find places to stay Mar 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Emei Mountain ©
Emei Mountain
Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo) ©
Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo)
Baoguo Temple ©
Baoguo Temple

2
nights
Lhasa

Lhasa ©
The capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, Lhasa possesses a wealth of Tibetan Buddhist sites of historical and cultural importance.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Potala Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jokhang Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sera Monastery.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Lhasa sightseeing planner.

Getting from Emeishan to Lhasa by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Lhasa can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lhasa

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Potala Palace ©
Potala Palace
Jokhang Temple ©
Jokhang Temple
Sera Monastery ©
Sera Monastery

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