6 days in China Itinerary

6 days in China Itinerary

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6 days in China Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  21​h 30​min
1
Lijiang
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Kunming
— 1 night
train:  5​h
3
Nanning
— 1 night
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Guangzhou
— 1 night
Fly:  17​h
End: Los Angeles

1
night
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.
On the 26th (Sun), take a memorable drive along Blue Moon Valley and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Three Parallel Rivers National Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Lijiang travel planner .

Los Angeles, USA to Lijiang is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and taxi. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to China Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 16 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Kunming.

Things to do in Lijiang

Parks Nature Scenic Drive
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Three Parallel Rivers National Park ©
Blue Moon Valley ©
Blue Moon Valley

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Kunming

Kunming ©
With a temperate climate at 2,000 m (6,600 ft) and a variety of tourist attractions, Kunming makes a popular gateway for exploring Yunnan Province.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jindian Park, then walk around Green Lake (Cui Hu), and then let the kids burn off some steam at Kunming Waterfall Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kunming trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Lijiang to Kunming by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Kunming can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Nanning.

Things to do in Kunming

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Green Lake (Cui Hu) ©
Green Lake (Cui Hu)
Jindian Park ©
Jindian Park

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Nanning

Nanning ©
Discover verdant natural scenery, a warm climate, and a diverse culture on a vacation in Nanning, a large city near the border with Vietnam.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): make a trip to Chaoyang Square, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Qingxiu Mountain, and then hike along China and Vietnam Friendship Pass.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Nanning trip planning app .

Take a train from Kunming to Nanning in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Kunming in January, Nanning is a bit warmer at night with lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Guangzhou.

Things to do in Nanning

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Qingxiu Mountain ©
Qingxiu Mountain
Chaoyang Square ©
Chaoyang Square

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Guangzhou

Guangzhou ©
A massive metropolis and critical international trading hub, Guangzhou sprawls along the Pearl River, distinctly vibrant and cosmopolitan.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Canton Tower, wander the streets of Shamian Island, and then get your game on at Galactica Lasertag.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Guangzhou trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Nanning to Guangzhou takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Guangzhou are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Guangzhou

Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites
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Shamian Island ©
Shamian Island
Canton Tower ©
Canton Tower

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