31 days in China Itinerary

31 days in China Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Beijing
— 4 nights
2
Zhangjiajie
— 3 nights
3
Macau
— 4 nights
4
Sanya
— 4 nights
5
Guilin
— 3 nights
6
Lijiang
— 3 nights
7
Lhasa
— 7 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 Beijing Capital Museum and Chairman Mao Memorial Hall (Maozhuxi Jiniantang). Discover out-of-the-way places like Climbing Tours and Slow Boat Brewery Taproom. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Gong Wang Fu, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Niujie Mosque, contemplate the long history of Peking Former Residence of Soong Ching Ling (Song Qingling Guju), and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Beijing trip builder tool.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Beijing is an approximately 26-hour flight. You'll lose 11 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Beijing due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in January, things will get cooler in Beijing: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Zhangjiajie.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Gong Wang Fu ©
Gong Wang Fu
Beijing Capital Museum ©
Beijing Capital Museum

3
nights
Zhangjiajie

Zhangjiajie ©
The city of Zhangjiajie has become particularly well known for its striking surrounding landscape.
Visiting Xihai Stone Forest and Chabei Spring will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Onsen Resorts and WulongZhai. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zhangjiajie Puguang Temple, don't miss a visit to Xibu Street, take some stellar pictures from Daguan Platform, and identify plant and animal life at Suoxiyu Nature Reserve.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Zhangjiajie trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Beijing to Zhangjiajie takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Macau.

Things to do in Zhangjiajie

Parks Nature Baths
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Zhangjiajie Puguang Temple ©
Zhangjiajie Puguang Temple

4
nights
Macau

Vacation in Macau to discover one of the world's richest cities organized as an autonomous region of China that, until 1999, was administered by Portugal.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mandarin's House and Largo Eduardo Marques. Visiting Beifeng Mountain and Long Chao Kok Coastal Trail will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, explore the different monuments and memorials at St. Michaels Chapel and Cemetery, make a trip to Rua da Praia do Manduco, and get outside with Cotai Strip Resorts.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Macau trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Zhangjiajie to Macau takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sanya.

Things to do in Macau

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Beifeng Mountain
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Spas
Our Lady of Penha ©
Our Lady of Penha
Mandarin's House ©
Mandarin's House

4
nights
Sanya

Sanya ©
The climate and coastline bring visitors from far and wide on vacations to Sanya, with its 40 km (25 mi) of shoreline almost entirely devoted to tourism.
Explore hidden gems such as Phoenix Island Sanya and Sanya Redaiyulin Square. Visiting Nanwan Monkey Island and Sanya Coral Reef National Nature Reserve will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sanya: Baoting County (Sanya Li and Miao Village & Qixian Ridge). The adventure continues: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, look for all kinds of wild species at Sanya River Birds Nature Reserve, stroll around Sanya Longevity Valley, and delve into the lush surroundings at Sanya Tropical Paradise.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Sanya trip tool.

Getting from Macau to Sanya by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in February, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Guilin.

Things to do in Sanya

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Baoting County, Nanwan Monkey Island
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Phoenix Island Sanya ©
Phoenix Island Sanya
Sanya Redaiyulin Square ©
Sanya Redaiyulin Square
Nanwan Monkey Island ©
Nanwan Monkey Island

3
nights
Guilin

The riverside karst landscape around Guilin has long made it a favorite with Chinese poets, photographers, and travelers.
Get a sense of the local culture at Jiangtouzhou Ancient Dwellings and Jingjiang Royal Residence. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Rail Tours and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Step out of Guilin with an excursion to Wu Zhi Hill in Yangshuo County--about 1h 20 min away. It doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Rongshanhu Tourism Resort and take in the exciting artwork at Ronghu Art Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Guilin trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Sanya to Guilin in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Sanya in February, expect Guilin to be slightly colder, temps between °C and °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Lijiang.

Things to do in Guilin

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Yangshuo County
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Rail Tours
Ronghu Art Museum ©
Ronghu Art Museum

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Lijiang Spruce Plain and Spruce Plateau (Yunshan Ping). Baisha Ancient Town and Sanyan Well will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Lijiang: Yulong County (Yufeng Temple of Lijiang & Yulong Snow Mountain Ski Area). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Ancient City Zhongyi Market, make a trip to Yuhe Square, contemplate the waterfront views at Qingxi Reservoir, and admire the striking features of Beiyue Temple of Lijiang.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Lijiang trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Guilin to Lijiang takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Lhasa.

Things to do in Lijiang

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Yulong County
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Yufeng Temple of Lijiang ©
Yufeng Temple of Lijiang
Lijiang Spruce Plain ©
Lijiang Spruce Plain
Baisha Ancient Town ©
Baisha Ancient Town

7
nights
Lhasa

Lhasa ©
The capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, Lhasa possesses a wealth of Tibetan Buddhist sites of historical and cultural importance.
Visit Drak Yerpa and Xiamiyuan Temple for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Pabongka Hermitage and Zhaji Temple. There's lots more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ani Tsankhung Nunnery, examine the collection at BuDaLaGong ZhenBaoGuan, and get a new perspective on nature at Yak Museum of Tibet.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Lhasa trip planner.

You can fly from Lijiang to Lhasa in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In February, daytime highs in Lhasa are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lhasa

Historic Sites Tours Museums
Find places to stay Feb 20 — 27:
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Ganden Monastery ©
Ganden Monastery
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Drak Yerpa ©
Drak Yerpa

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