38 days in China Itinerary

38 days in China Itinerary

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Beijing
— 3 nights
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Shanghai
— 4 nights
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Hangzhou
— 3 nights
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Huangshan
— 3 nights
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Xi'an
— 3 nights
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Chengdu
— 4 nights
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Lhasa
— 3 nights
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Guilin
— 3 nights
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Zhangjiajie
— 3 nights
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Hong Kong
— 7 nights

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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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Palace Museum and National Museum Of China. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Beijing Capital Museum and Food Tours. There's still lots to do: see The Great Wall of Gubeikou, steep yourself in history at Peking Former Residence of Soong Ching Ling (Song Qingling Guju), browse the exhibits of 798 Art Zone, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Beijing holiday builder site.

Valletta, Malta to Beijing is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Valletta to Beijing is 7 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Valletta in February: highs in Beijing hover around 6°C, while lows dip to -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Beijing

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Must see
The Palace Museum
4.4
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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Nature & Wildlife Tours
4.9

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Shanghai

Shanghai ©

Pearl of the Orient

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Longhua Temple and Shanghai Development Exhibition Hall. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Bund (Wai Tan) and Jade Buddha Temple. The adventure continues: learn more about the world around you at Shanghai Natural History Museum (Jing'an), look for all kinds of wild species at Shanghai Wild Animal Park, take in panoramic vistas at Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), and visit Taikang Road.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Shanghai road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Beijing to Shanghai takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Beijing in February, things will get a bit warmer in Shanghai: highs are around 12°C and lows about 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hangzhou.

Things to do in Shanghai

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife
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Hangzhou

Hangzhou ©

Paradise on Earth

Hangzhou, the scenic capital of Zheijang Province, remains a popular vacation choice for tourists interested in the area's numerous cultural and natural sights.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Liangzhu Museum and Hangzhou Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Jingci Temple and Xiangji Temple. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Faxi Temple, contemplate the long history of Yanggong Dike, and examine the collection at Southern Song Dynasty Guan Kiln Museum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Hangzhou trip tool.

Getting from Shanghai to Hangzhou by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in February, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Huangshan.

Things to do in Hangzhou

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Religious Site
Jingci Temple
4.5
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Specialty Museum
Liangzhu Museum
4.3

3
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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.
Get some cultural insight at Huangshan Qiankou Residence Museum and Mt. Huangshan. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fuxi Tianhu Lake and Book Case Peak (Stalagmite Peak). There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Buxian Bridge and get a tailor-made plan with Private Tours.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Huangshan attractions tool.

You can drive from Hangzhou to Huangshan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Huangshan

Nature · Parks · Tours · Museums
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World heritage site
Mt. Huangshan
4.7
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Photography Tour
Photography Tours
5.0

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Xi'an

Xi'an ©

Birthplace of Chinese Civilization

Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
Get a sense of the local culture at Shaanxi History Museum and Xi'an Bell Tower. Visit Guangren Temple and Tianshuijing Catholic Church for their historical value. When in Xi'an, make a side trip to see Hanyangling Museum in Xianyang, approximately Xianyang away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Tang Bo Art Museum, walk around Celebration Palace Park, and look for all kinds of wild species at Taixingshan Scenic Resort.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Xi'an holiday planner.

You can fly from Huangshan to Xi'an in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In February, daytime highs in Xi'an are 11°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Chengdu.

Things to do in Xi'an

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

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History Museum
Hanyangling Museum
4.5
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History Museum
Shaanxi History Museum
4.3
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Art Museum
Tang Bo Art Museum
4.5

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Chengdu

Chengdu ©

Hibiscus City

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.
You'll explore and learn at Sichuan Cuisine Museum and Sichuan Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Sichuan Opera Museum. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Jinli Pedestrian Street, examine the collection at Chengdu Museum (Old Hall), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Qingyang Palace (Green Ram Temple), and get engrossed in the history at Chengdu Museum New Hall.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Chengdu online day trip planner.

You can fly from Xi'an to Chengdu in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Xi'an in February, expect Chengdu to be a bit warmer, temps between 15°C and 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Lhasa.

Things to do in Chengdu

Side Trip

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Specialty Museum
Chengdu Museum (Old Hall)
4.8
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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Nature & Wildlife Tours
4.8
Historic Walking Area
Jinli Pedestrian Street
3.7

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Lhasa

Lhasa ©
The capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, Lhasa possesses a wealth of Tibetan Buddhist sites of historical and cultural importance.
Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Tibet Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at BuDaLaGong ZhenBaoGuan and Ani Tsankhung Nunnery. There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Potala Palace.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Lhasa trip tool.

Getting from Chengdu to Lhasa by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Chengdu in February since evenings lows in Lhasa dip to -2°C. On the 1st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Guilin.

Things to do in Lhasa

Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Feb 26 — Mar 1:
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Specialty Museum
Tibet Museum
4.0
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World heritage site
Potala Palace
4.7
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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Nature & Wildlife Tours
4.9

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Guilin

The riverside karst landscape around Guilin has long made it a favorite with Chinese poets, photographers, and travelers.
Explore hidden gems such as Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan) and Ronghu Art Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Guilin side-trips: Yangshuo County (South China Karst & River Rafting & Tubing). There's still lots to do: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour and look for all kinds of wild species at Xionglin Xionghu Villa of Guilin.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Guilin day trip planner.

You can fly from Lhasa to Guilin in 9 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lhasa in March, expect Guilin to be a bit warmer, temps between 20°C and 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Zhangjiajie.

Things to do in Guilin

Tours · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

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Photography Tour
Photography Tours
4.9
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World heritage site
South China Karst
5.0
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Art Gallery
Ronghu Art Museum
4.8

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Zhangjiajie

The city of Zhangjiajie has become particularly well known for its striking surrounding landscape.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Zhangjiajie Junsheng Painting Institute and Giant Salamander Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Suoxiyu Nature Reserve. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Zhangjiajie Puguang Temple, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and take in the dramatic natural features at Xihai Stone Forest.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Zhangjiajie trip planning app.

You can fly from Guilin to Zhangjiajie in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Zhangjiajie

Tours · Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Nature & Wildlife Tours
5.0
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Religious Site
Zhangjiajie Puguang Temple
4.7

7
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Hong Kong

Hong Kong ©

Pearl of the Orient

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Hong Kong Maritime Museum and Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery (Man Fat Sze). Po Lin Monastery and Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha) will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: visit Soho, identify plant and animal life at Ha Pak Nai, trek along Hong Kong Trail, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Hong Kong online tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Zhangjiajie to Hong Kong takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Hong Kong can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Hong Kong

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