55 days in China Itinerary

55 days in China Itinerary

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Start: Cairo
+3
Fly + Foot + Subway + Train:  16 h 30 min
1
Hong Kong
— 6 nights
+4
Train + Foot + Bus + Fly + Bus:  6 h 15 min
2
Lijiang
— 5 nights
Fly + Bus:  6 h
3
Lhasa
— 5 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Taxi:  9 h 15 min
4
Jiuzhaigou County
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  6 h 45 min
5
Xi'an
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
6
Wuhan
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h
7
Suzhou
— 6 nights
Train:  45 min
8
Shanghai
— 7 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
9
Beijing
— 7 nights
Drive:  2 h
10
Luanping County
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  15 h 45 min
End: Cairo

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 in panoramic vistas at Victoria Peak (The Peak), step off the mainland to explore Lantau island, and stroll around Nan Lian Garden.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Hong Kong travel route builder.

Cairo, Egypt to Hong Kong is an approximately 16.5- hour combination of flight, subway, and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Hong Kong Standard Time (HKT), which is usually a 6 hour difference. March in Hong Kong sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Lijiang.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks
Find places to stay Mar 8 — 14:
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Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Hong Kong Disneyland ©
Hong Kong Disneyland
Lantau island ©
Lantau island

5
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lijiang: Haba Snow Mountain (in Shangri-La County) and Baisha Naxi Embroidery Institute (in Yulong County). Spend the 19th (Thu) exploring nature at Three Parallel Rivers National Park. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town of Lijiang - China, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mt. Laojun Mountain National Geological Park ,Yulong Liming.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Lijiang trip builder app.

Getting from Hong Kong to Lijiang by combination of train, bus, and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, subway, flight, and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lhasa.

Things to do in Lijiang

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Yulong County, Haba Snow Mountain
Find places to stay Mar 14 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
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

5
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: take in the spiritual surroundings of Potala Palace, take an in-depth tour of Tibet Revolution Exhibition Hall, contemplate the long history of Sera Monastery, and Head underground at Chimpu Caves.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Lhasa sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Lijiang to Lhasa takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Jiuzhaigou County.

Things to do in Lhasa

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 19 — 24:
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Off-Road Tours
Potala Palace ©
Potala Palace
Jokhang Temple ©
Jokhang Temple

4
nights
Jiuzhaigou County

Jiuzhaigou County ©
Nine villages make up Jiuzhaigou County, a valley with a wealth of natural sites protected by UNESCO.
Change things up with these side-trips from Jiuzhaigou County: Songpan County (Huanglong Valley & Huanglong Scenic Valley). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve, explore the activities along Grass Lake, identify plant and animal life at Upper Seasonal Sea in Jiuzhaigou Valley, and don't miss a visit to Jiuzhaigou National Arts Center.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Jiuzhaigou County attractions planner.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Lhasa to Jiuzhaigou County in 9.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Jiuzhaigou County

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Songpan County
Find places to stay Mar 24 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve ©
Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve
Huanglong Scenic Valley ©
Huanglong Scenic Valley
Pearl Shoal Waterfalls ©
Pearl Shoal Waterfalls

5
nights
Xi'an

Xi'an
Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
Step out of Xi'an to go to Huayin and see Mount Huashan, which is approximately 1h 45 min away. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, contemplate the long history of Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta), don't miss a visit to Muslim Quarter, and explore the ancient world of Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang).

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Xi'an trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jiuzhaigou County to Xi'an in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Xi'an are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Wuhan.

Things to do in Xi'an

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Mount Huashan
Find places to stay Mar 29 — Apr 3:
Highlights from your plan
Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang) ©
Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang)
Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta) ©
Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta)

5
nights
Wuhan

Wuhan ©
The provincial capital, Wuhan represents a major hub of commerce, industry, and culture in the center of the country.
Wuhan is known for nature, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Hubei Provincial Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Wuhan Revolution Museum, walk around Jiefang Park, and don't miss a visit to Wuhan University.

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Fly from Xi'an to Wuhan in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Wuhan when traveling from Xi'an in April, with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Suzhou.

Things to do in Wuhan

Parks Museums Nature
Find places to stay Apr 3 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Donghu National Park ©
Donghu National Park
Hubei Provincial Museum ©
Hubei Provincial Museum
Wuhan University ©
Wuhan University

6
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 Suzhou's surroundings by going to Jiashan County (Xitang Ancient Town & Huanxiu Bridge), Shaxi Ancient Town (in Taicang) and Shazhou Park (in Zhangjiagang). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Tongli Town, admire the natural beauty at Humble Administrator's Garden, appreciate the extensive heritage of Shantang Street, and browse the exhibits of China Abacus Calculation Museums.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Suzhou travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Wuhan to Suzhou in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Suzhou

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Jiashan County, Center 66, Wuzhen Water Town, Shaxi Ancient Town, Shazhou Park
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Xitang Ancient Town ©
Xitang Ancient Town
Tongli Town ©
Tongli Town
Suzhou Garden Museum ©
Suzhou Garden Museum

7
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), get great views at Jin Mao Tower, take a stroll through Zhujiajiao Ancient Town, and admire the natural beauty at Yu Garden (Yuyuan).

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Shanghai trip itinerary site.

You can take a train from Suzhou to Shanghai in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and subway; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Shanghai can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Shanghai

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 14 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu) ©
Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu)
Yu Garden (Yuyuan) ©
Yu Garden (Yuyuan)

7
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, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Heaven, examine the collection at National Museum Of China, and steep yourself in history at Ming Tombs (Ming Shishan Ling).

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Beijing online visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Shanghai to Beijing takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Beijing when traveling from Shanghai in April, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Luanping County.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Mutianyu Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum

2
nights
Luanping County

Luanping County
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): see Jinshanling Great Wall.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Luanping County trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Beijing to Luanping County in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. On the 30th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Luanping County

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 28 — 30:

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