39 days in China Itinerary

39 days in China Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Beijing
— 4 nights
2
Luanping County
— 2 nights
3
Qingdao
— 2 nights
4
Ningbo
— 2 nights
5
Shanghai
— 4 nights
6
Suzhou
— 3 nights
7
Hangzhou
— 6 nights
8
Huangshan
— 2 nights
9
Xi'an
— 3 nights
10
Luoyang
— 1 night
11
Hong Kong
— 5 nights
12
Macau
— 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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Gubei Water Town, Lost emperor Forbidden city walking tour and Longqing Gorge. There's still lots to do: see Mutianyu Great Wall, stroll through Temple of Heaven, take an in-depth tour of The Palace Museum, and take in panoramic vistas at Bell and Drum Towers.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Beijing online trip planner.

Halifax, Canada to Beijing is an approximately 21-hour flight. Traveling from Halifax to Beijing, you'll lose 12 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, Beijing is a bit warmer than Halifax - with highs of °C and lows of °C. You'll set off for Luanping County on the 4th (Sat).

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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Mutianyu Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum
Temple of Heaven ©
Temple of Heaven

2
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Luanping County

Luanping County
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): see Jinshanling Great Wall.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Luanping County trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Beijing to Luanping County takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. On the 6th (Mon), you're off to Qingdao.

Things to do in Luanping County

Historic Sites
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Qingdao

Qingdao ©
The city of Qingdao has become particularly well known for its clean streets, orderly layout, and blending of the old and the new.
On the 7th (Tue), make a trip to May Fourth Square and then explore the activities along Laoshan Scenic Area. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Qingdao Mail Museum, visit Zhanqiao Pier, and then see the interesting displays at Qingdao Beer Museum.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Qingdao trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Luanping County to Qingdao takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. In September, daily temperatures in Qingdao can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Ningbo.

Things to do in Qingdao

Museums Parks Nature
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Laoshan Scenic Area ©
Laoshan Scenic Area
May Fourth Square ©
May Fourth Square

2
nights
Ningbo

Ningbo ©
A bustling port city with a rich and complex history, Ningbo today offers plenty of varied sites to explore.
On the 9th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Seven-pagoda Temple, thenshop like a local with Tianyi Square, and then examine the collection at Tianyi Library. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Tiantong Temple, examine the collection at Ningbo Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Shuice Stela.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Ningbo fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by flight from Qingdao to Ningbo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Shanghai.

Things to do in Ningbo

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Tianyi Library ©
Tianyi Library
Ningbo Museum ©
Ningbo Museum
Tianyi Square ©
Tianyi Square

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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: go for a walk through The Bund (Wai Tan), shop like a local with Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), enjoy breathtaking views from Shanghai World Financial Center, and don't miss a visit to Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu).

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Shanghai route planner.

Traveling by car from Ningbo to Shanghai takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of . September in Shanghai sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time 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 World Financial Center ©
Shanghai World Financial Center

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Shantang Street, thentake in panoramic vistas at Ruiguang Tower, and then steep yourself in history at Tongli Town. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around The Classical Gardens of Suzhou, admire the natural beauty at Humble Administrator's Garden, thenexamine the collection at Suzhou Garden Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Zhuangyuan Culture Museum.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Suzhou trip planning app.

Getting from Shanghai to Suzhou by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hangzhou.

Things to do in Suzhou

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 17:
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Tongli Town ©
Tongli Town
Suzhou Garden Museum ©
Suzhou Garden Museum
The Classical Gardens of Suzhou ©
The Classical Gardens of Suzhou

6
nights
Hangzhou

Hangzhou ©
Hangzhou, the scenic capital of Zheijang Province, remains a popular vacation choice for tourists interested in the area's numerous cultural and natural sights.
Go for a jaunt from Hangzhou to Tonglu County to see Yaoling Cave about 48 minutes away. Pack the 23rd (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Hangzhou Songcheng. There's still lots to do: take in the pleasant sights at West Lake (Xi Hu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Lingyin Temple, take a leisurely stroll along Southern Song Imperial Street, and walk around West Lake Colored Port View Fish Garden.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Hangzhou trip planner.

You can drive from Suzhou to Hangzhou in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, daily temperatures in Hangzhou can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Huangshan.

Things to do in Hangzhou

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Yaoling Cave
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 23:
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Lingyin Temple ©
Lingyin Temple
West Lake (Xi Hu) ©
West Lake (Xi Hu)
Hangzhou Songcheng ©
Hangzhou Songcheng

2
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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mt. Huangshan. On the 24th (Fri), take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Huangshan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Xihai Great Canyon.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Huangshan sightseeing planning site.

Drive from Hangzhou to Huangshan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Huangshan

Parks Nature
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 25:
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Mt. Huangshan ©
Mt. Huangshan
Xihai Great Canyon ©
Xihai Great Canyon

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: get engrossed in the history at The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Xi'an Mosque, make a trip to Kaiyuan Square, and take in panoramic vistas at Xi'an Bell Tower.

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Getting from Huangshan to Xi'an by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. September in Xi'an sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Luoyang.

Things to do in Xi'an

Historic Sites 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)

1
night
Luoyang

Luoyang
One of the oldest imperial cities in the country, Luoyang gives access to a wealth of cultural sites protected by UNESCO for their importance to the world's cultural heritage.
To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Luoyang trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by train from Xi'an to Luoyang takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You will leave for Hong Kong on the 29th (Wed).

Things to do in Luoyang

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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nights
Hong Kong

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Cheung Chau Island, Lion Rock, Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha), and other attractions. Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Victoria Peak (The Peak), get curious at Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences, make a trip to Hong Kong Skyline, and get engrossed in the history at Hong Kong Museum of History.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Hong Kong online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Luoyang to Hong Kong takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Hong Kong can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. You'll set off for Macau on the 4th (Mon).

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Hong Kong Disneyland ©
Hong Kong Disneyland
Ocean Park ©
Ocean Park

2
nights
Macau

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.
Macau is known for historic sites, casinos, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Ruins of St. Paul's, browse the collection at Patane Library, enjoy breathtaking views from Macau Tower Convention & Entertainment Centre, and get to know the fascinating history of Historic Centre of Macau.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Macau tour itinerary planning tool.

You can do a combination of from Hong Kong to Macau in an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Macau

Historic Sites Casinos Fun & Games
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Ruins of St. Paul's ©
Ruins of St. Paul's
Casino at Venetian Macao ©
Casino at Venetian Macao
Historic Centre of Macau ©
Historic Centre of Macau