34 days in China Itinerary

34 days in China Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

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: get to know the fascinating history of The Bund (Wai Tan), admire the striking features of Zhujiajiao Ancient Town, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and see the interesting displays at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan).

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Shanghai travel route planning tool.

Sydney, Australia to Shanghai is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Shanghai, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Sydney in March: highs in Shanghai hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Suzhou.

Things to do in Shanghai

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Yu Garden (Yuyuan) ©
Yu Garden (Yuyuan)
Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan) ©
Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan)

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Suzhou: Jiashan County (Xitang Ancient Town & Huanxiu Bridge), Wuzhen Water Town (in Tongxiang) and Shaxi Ancient Town (in Taicang). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Tongli Town, examine the collection at Suzhou Garden Museum, stroll around The Classical Gardens of Suzhou, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Shantang Street.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Suzhou day trip planner.

Getting from Shanghai to Suzhou by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Shanghai in March, expect a bit warmer with lows of °C in Suzhou. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Huangshan.

Things to do in Suzhou

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Jiashan County, Wuzhen Water Town, Shaxi Ancient Town
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 20:
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Xitang Ancient Town ©
Xitang Ancient Town
Tongli Town ©
Tongli Town
The Classical Gardens of Suzhou ©
The Classical Gardens of Suzhou

3
nights
Huangshan

Huangshan ©
Named after the "Yellow Mountains" with which the region has long been associated, Huangshan offers access to UNESCO-listed sites both natural and man-made.
Huangshan is known for nature, historic sites, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Huangshan, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and look for all kinds of wild species at Huangshan UNESCO Global Geopark.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Huangshan online vacation planner.

You can drive from Suzhou to Huangshan in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Luanping County.

Things to do in Huangshan

Parks Tours Nature
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Mt. Huangshan ©
Mt. Huangshan
Huangshan UNESCO Global Geopark ©
Huangshan UNESCO Global Geopark
Photography Tours

1
night
Luanping County

Luanping County
On the 24th (Tue), see Jinshanling Great Wall.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Luanping County online itinerary planner.

You can fly from Huangshan to Luanping County in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Beijing.

Things to do in Luanping County

Historic Sites
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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.
Beijing is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see Mutianyu Great Wall, stroll through Temple of Heaven, enjoy breathtaking views from Bell and Drum Towers, and take an in-depth tour of Lama Temple (Yonghegong).

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Beijing holiday site.

You can drive from Luanping County to Beijing in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In March, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Beijing

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

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, don't miss a visit to Muslim Quarter, steep yourself in history at Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta), and explore the ancient world of Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang).

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Xi'an online visit planner.

You can fly from Beijing to Xi'an in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Xi'an are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Jiuzhaigou County.

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)

3
nights
Jiuzhaigou County

Jiuzhaigou County ©
Nine villages make up Jiuzhaigou County, a valley with a wealth of natural sites protected by UNESCO.
Step out of Jiuzhaigou County with an excursion to Huanglong Valley in Songpan County--about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve, identify plant and animal life at Upper Seasonal Sea in Jiuzhaigou Valley, contemplate the waterfront views at Shuanglong Lake, and don't miss a visit to Jiuzhaigou National Arts Center.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Jiuzhaigou County online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Xi'an to Jiuzhaigou County in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Lhasa.

Things to do in Jiuzhaigou County

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Huanglong Valley
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Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve ©
Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve
Jiuzhaigou National Arts Center ©
Jiuzhaigou National Arts Center

2
nights
Lhasa

The capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, Lhasa possesses a wealth of Tibetan Buddhist sites of historical and cultural importance.
Lhasa is known for historic sites, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jokhang Temple, contemplate the long history of Sera Monastery, admire the landmark architecture of Potala Palace, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To plan Lhasa vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Jiuzhaigou County to Lhasa by combination of taxi and flight takes about 11 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Lhasa are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Lijiang.

Things to do in Lhasa

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Off-Road Tours
Jokhang Temple ©
Jokhang Temple
Potala Palace ©
Potala Palace

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Blue Moon Valley and then explore the striking landscape of Three Parallel Rivers National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: ponder the design of Black Dragon Pond Park and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Town of Lijiang - China.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Lijiang trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Lhasa to Lijiang takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Lijiang

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Three Parallel Rivers National Park ©
Three Parallel Rivers National Park
Old Town of Lijiang - China
Old Town of Lijiang - China
Black Dragon Pond Park ©
Black Dragon Pond Park

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: get in on the family fun at Hong Kong Disneyland, take an in-depth tour of Hong Kong Museum of History, appreciate the history behind Lantau island, and make a trip to Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Hong Kong trip planning website.

You can fly from Lijiang to Hong Kong in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites
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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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