31 days in China Itinerary

31 days in China Itinerary

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Beijing
— 4 nights
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Zhangjiajie
— 3 nights
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Macau
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Sanya
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Guilin
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Lijiang
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Lhasa
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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 3°C and lows about -10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Zhangjiajie.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 3:

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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 Zhangjiajie Puguang Temple. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at WulongZhai, get great views at Daguan Platform, look for all kinds of wild species at Suoxiyu Nature Reserve, and don't miss a visit to Xibu Street.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Zhangjiajie trip builder tool.

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) to allow enough time to travel to Macau.

Things to do in Zhangjiajie

Parks · Nature · Baths · Spas
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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.
Get some historical perspective at Mandarin's House and Our Lady of Penha. Explore hidden gems such as Spas and Beifeng Mountain. The adventure continues: make a trip to Fortune Diamond at Galaxy Macau, hike along Long Chao Kok Coastal Trail, appreciate the extensive heritage of Largo Eduardo Marques, and stroll through Coloane Walking Trail.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Macau online trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Zhangjiajie to Macau in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sanya.

Things to do in Macau

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 6 — 10:

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Sanya

Gateway to the South

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 Li and Miao Village. Visiting Nanwan Monkey Island and Sanya River Birds Nature Reserve will get you outdoors. Take a break from Sanya with a short trip to Qixian Ridge in Baoting County, about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Sanya Redaiyulin Square, stroll around Sanya Longevity Valley, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and take a peaceful walk through Sanya Tropical Paradise.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Sanya day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Macau to Sanya takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or drive. In February in Sanya, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Guilin.

Things to do in Sanya

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Spas

Side Trips

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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 Rongshanhu Tourism Resort. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ronghu Art Museum and Wu Zhi Hill. Step out of Guilin with an excursion to Boat Tours & Water Sports in Yangshuo County--about 1h 35 min away. There's more to do: steep yourself in history at Jingjiang Royal Residence.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Guilin trip planner.

Getting from Sanya to Guilin by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Sanya in February, things will get slightly colder in Guilin: highs are around 17°C and lows about 8°C. On the 17th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lijiang.

Things to do in Guilin

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 14 — 17:
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Lijiang

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Lijiang Spruce Plain and Baisha Ancient Town. Spruce Plateau (Yunshan Ping) and Lijiang Mural in Baisha Village 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 appreciate the extensive heritage of Sanyan Well.

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 · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 17 — 20:

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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 Canggu Temple for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Pabongka Hermitage and Zhaji Temple. There's much more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, Head underground at Chimpu Caves, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ganden Monastery, and examine the collection at Tibet Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Lhasa trip planner.

You can fly from Lijiang to Lhasa in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in February, and nighttime lows around -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lhasa

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Wildlife
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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.