59 days in China Itinerary

59 days in China Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Monterrey
Fly:  20 h
1
Shanghai
— 7 nights
Train:  1 h
2
Suzhou
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
3
Beijing
— 5 nights
Fly + Bus:  6 h
4
Hangzhou
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Huangshan
— 2 nights
+3
Taxi + Fly + Bus + Ferry:  5 h
6
Macau
— 2 nights
Helicopter:  30 min
7
Hong Kong
— 34 nights
+3
Train + Foot + Bus + Fly:  5 h
8
Shanghai
— 2 nights
Fly:  20 h
End: Monterrey

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 a taste of the local shopping with Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), admire the natural beauty at Yu Garden (Yuyuan), and make a trip to Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu).

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Shanghai sightseeing planner.

Monterrey, Mexico to Shanghai is an approximately 20- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, car, and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Monterrey to Shanghai, you'll lose 14 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 25°C. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Suzhou.

Things to do in Shanghai

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Yu Garden (Yuyuan) ©
Yu Garden (Yuyuan)
Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu) ©
Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu)

2
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 21st (Thu): steep yourself in history at Tongli Town and then take a stroll through Zhouzhuang Water Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Peachblossom Castle, examine the collection at Suzhou Garden Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Lion Forest Garden, and finally stroll around The Classical Gardens of Suzhou.

To find maps and more tourist information, refer to the Suzhou trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Shanghai to Suzhou by train takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of subway and train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Suzhou

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Zhouzhuang Water Town
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The Classical Gardens of Suzhou ©
The Classical Gardens of Suzhou
Tongli Town ©
Tongli Town
Suzhou Garden Museum ©
Suzhou Garden Museum

5
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: head outdoors with Mutianyu Great Wall, get great views at Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), take an in-depth tour of Lama Temple (Yonghegong), and find something for the whole family at Olympic Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Beijing trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Suzhou to Beijing by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In June in Beijing, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hangzhou.

Things to do in Beijing

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

2
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.
On the 28th (Thu), delve into the distant past at Yue Fei Mausoleum (Tomb of Yuefei), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Lingyin Temple, and then walk around West Lake Colored Port View Fish Garden. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Xixi Wetland Park.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Hangzhou travel route site.

Getting from Beijing to Hangzhou by combination of flight and bus takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, train, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Beijing in June, Hangzhou is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Huangshan.

Things to do in Hangzhou

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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West Lake Colored Port View Fish Garden ©
West Lake Colored Port View Fish Garden
Lingyin Temple ©
Lingyin Temple
Yue Fei Mausoleum (Tomb of Yuefei) ©
Yue Fei Mausoleum (Tomb of Yuefei)

2
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.
On the 30th (Sat), take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Huangshan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sun): explore the stunning scenery at Xihai Great Canyon, then walk around Huangshan Geopark, and then steep yourself in history at Tunxi Ancient Street.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Huangshan route planner.

Traveling by car from Hangzhou to Huangshan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Macau.

Things to do in Huangshan

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Mt. Huangshan ©
Mt. Huangshan
Xihai Great Canyon ©
Xihai Great Canyon
Huangshan Geopark ©
Huangshan Geopark

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take in panoramic vistas at Macau Tower Convention & Entertainment Centre and then don't miss a visit to Largo do Senado (Senado Square). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: try your luck at Casino at Venetian Macao, contemplate the long history of Saint Dominic's Church 玫瑰聖母堂 Igreja de São Domingos, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Historic Centre of Macau, and finally contemplate the long history of Ruins of St. Paul's.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Macau trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and ferry from Huangshan to Macau in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, subway, and train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow time for the combination of to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Macau

Historic Sites Casinos Parks
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Ruins of St. Paul's ©
Ruins of St. Paul's
Casino at Venetian Macao ©
Casino at Venetian Macao
A-Ma Temple (Ma Kok Miu) ©
A-Ma Temple (Ma Kok Miu)

34
nights
Hong Kong

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Change things up with a short trip to Huizhou West Lake in Huizhou (about 1h 35 min away). Pack the 5th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Hong Kong Disneyland. categoryPhrases.sentence.Spend_the_day_exploring_the_fascinating_underwater_world_at Ocean Park. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Hong Kong Museum of History, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, make a trip to Hong Kong Skyline, and catch some excitement at Sandbox VR.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Hong Kong route maker website.

Hong Kong is very close to Macau. In July, daytime highs in Hong Kong are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Huizhou West Lake
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Hong Kong Disneyland ©
Hong Kong Disneyland
Ocean Park ©
Ocean Park
Hong Kong Museum of History ©
Hong Kong Museum of History

2
nights
Shanghai

Shanghai ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at The Bund City Sculptures, take in the pleasant sights at Riverside Promenade (Bingjiang Da Dao), then contemplate the waterfront views at Huangpu River, and finally examine the collection at Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jing'an Temple, then take in panoramic vistas at Shanghai Tower, then wander the streets of Pudong New Area, and finally take a stroll through Tian Zi Fang.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Shanghai online attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of train, bus, and flight from Hong Kong to Shanghai takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Shanghai

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Tian Zi Fang ©
Tian Zi Fang
Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall ©
Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall
Shanghai Tower ©
Shanghai Tower

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