35 days in Amritsar, Malaysia & China Itinerary

35 days in Amritsar, Malaysia & China Itinerary

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35 days in Amritsar, Malaysia & China Itinerary

Chandigarh, India
Fly:  3​h
Amritsar, India
— Few hours
Fly:  8​h 45​min
Langkawi, Malaysia
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
Sandakan, Malaysia
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + taxi + bus + ferry:  10​h 30​min
Pulau Perhentian Besar, Malaysia
— Few hours
+3
ferry + bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
George Town, Malaysia
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h
Melaka, Malaysia
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  10​h 15​min
Shanghai, China
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
Beijing, China
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Dunhuang, China
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
Lhasa, China
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
Lijiang, China
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h 45​min
Hong Kong, China
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h
Chandigarh, India

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Amritsar, India

Amritsar ©
A holy city, Amritsar stands as the spiritual and cultural capital of Sikhism, and the location of the religion's most revered and holiest shrine.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Jallianwala Bagh and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Harmandir Sahib.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Amritsar visit planner .

Chandigarh to Amritsar is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in July, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Langkawi.

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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh

4
days
Langkawi, Malaysia

Langkawi ©
An archipelago of 104 islands, Langkawi is tailor-made for adventurous holidays, filled with exploration and relaxation.
Get outdoors at Tanjung Rhu Beach and Langkawi Wildlife Park. We've included these beaches for you: Beras Basah Island and Pasir Tengkorak Beach. And it doesn't end there: kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, head off the coast to Dayang Bunting Island, stroll through Tengah Beach, and admire the masterpieces at Art In Paradise.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Langkawi trip planner .

You can fly from Amritsar to Langkawi in 9 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Amritsar to Langkawi. While traveling from Amritsar, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Langkawi, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Sandakan.

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Tanjung Rhu Beach ©
Tanjung Rhu Beach
Zipline
Tengah Beach ©
Tengah Beach

3
days
Sandakan, Malaysia

Sandakan ©
Taking a trip to Sandakan remains one of the best ways to enjoy eco-friendly and culturally rewarding adventures in one of Borneo's largest cities.
Sandakan Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC) and Sandakan Memorial Park are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Turtle Island Park and Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary, step off the mainland to explore Lankayan island, and contemplate the long history of Agnes Newton Keith Home.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Sandakan road trip planning app .

Fly from Langkawi to Sandakan in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. In July, daytime highs in Sandakan are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Pulau Perhentian Besar.

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Sandakan Memorial Park ©
Sandakan Memorial Park

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Pulau Perhentian Besar, Malaysia

Pulau Perhentian Besar ©
Pulau Perhentian Besar looks almost otherworldly with its blue waters, lush jungles, and white-sand beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Perhentian Island Resort Turtle Hatchery, kick back and relax at Turtle Sanctuary Beach, and then stop by Universal Diver.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Pulau Perhentian Besar travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Sandakan to Pulau Perhentian Besar takes 10.5 hours. August in Pulau Perhentian Besar sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to George Town.

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Universal Diver ©
Universal Diver
Turtle Sanctuary Beach ©
Turtle Sanctuary Beach

4
days
George Town, Malaysia

George Town ©
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
Explore hidden gems such as Dharmikarama Burmese Temple and Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang). For shopping fun, head to Vision First Optic or Jonathanyun Sculptural Jewelry. There's still lots to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Queensbay Mall, take an in-depth tour of Sun Yat Sen Museum, examine the collection at The Camera Museum, and stop by Areca Books.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the George Town trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Pulau Perhentian Besar to George Town by combination of ferry, bus, and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time to West Indonesia Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August, daily temperatures in George Town can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Melaka.

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Side Trips

Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang), Queensbay Mall
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Queensbay Mall ©
Queensbay Mall
Armenian Street ©
Armenian Street
Dharmikarama Burmese Temple
Dharmikarama Burmese Temple

4
days
Melaka, Malaysia

Melaka ©
Known as the "Historical City," Melaka boasts an eclectic blend of colonial, Peranakan Chinese, and traditional Malay architecture.
Discover out-of-the-way places like The Huskitory and Stadthuys. For shopping fun, head to RazKashmir Crafts or Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church, contemplate the long history of A Famosa Fort, don't miss a visit to Jonker Street, and admire the striking features of Malacca Sultanate Palace.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Melaka online itinerary maker .

You can fly from George Town to Melaka in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from George Town to Melaka. In August, daily temperatures in Melaka can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Shanghai.

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The Huskitory ©
The Huskitory
Christ Church ©
Christ Church
Cheng Hoon Teng Temple ©
Cheng Hoon Teng Temple

3
days
Shanghai, China

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.
Get some historical perspective at The Bund (Wai Tan) and Former French Concession. For shopping fun, head to Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road) or Xintiandi. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), look for gifts at Tian Zi Fang, take in nature's colorful creations at Yu Garden (Yuyuan), and steep yourself in history at Zhujiajiao Ancient Town.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Shanghai day trip website .

Getting from Melaka to Shanghai by combination of bus and flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Beijing.

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The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan) ©
Zhujiajiao Ancient Town ©
Zhujiajiao Ancient Town

4
days
Beijing, China

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) and Temple of Heaven. Get some historical perspective at Mutianyu Great Wall and Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of The Palace Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Gate of Heavenly Peace (Tian'an Men), examine the collection at National Museum Of China, and make a trip to Wang Fu Jing Da Jie.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Beijing trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Shanghai to Beijing takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Beijing when traveling from Shanghai in August, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Dunhuang.

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Mutianyu Great Wall ©
Mutianyu Great Wall
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum

3
days
Dunhuang, China

Dunhuang ©
Once a vital stop-off on the Silk Road trade route, Dunhuang today offers travelers of all persuasions a place to rest in the middle of the desert.
Visit Mogao Caves and Xijin Tomb for their historical value. Step out of the city life by going to Mingsha Shan (Echo Sand Mountain) Park, Dunhuang, China and Crescent Moon Pool. Spend the 19th (Sun) exploring nature at Yadan National Geological Park. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at DunHuang ShiKu WenWu BaoHu YanJiu ChenLie ZhongXin, admire the masterpieces at Dunhuang Grotto Art Protection,Examination and Exhibition Center, stop by Shazhou Market, and take an in-depth tour of Library Cave Heritage Museum.

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You can fly from Beijing to Dunhuang in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Lhasa.

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Mogao Caves ©
Mogao Caves
Crescent Moon Pool ©
Crescent Moon Pool

2
days
Lhasa, China

Lhasa ©
The capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, Lhasa possesses a wealth of Tibetan Buddhist sites of historical and cultural importance.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Potala Palace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jokhang Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sera Monastery. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si), contemplate the long history of Norbulingka (Precious Stone Garden), see the interesting displays at Tibet Museum, then make a trip to Barkhor Street, and finally take an in-depth tour of Tibet Revolution Exhibition Hall.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Lhasa travel planner .

You can fly from Dunhuang to Lhasa in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Lijiang.

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Jokhang Temple ©
Jokhang Temple
Sera Monastery ©
Sera Monastery
Potala Palace ©
Potala Palace

2
days
Lijiang, China

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): steep yourself in history at Lijiang Mural, delve into the distant past at Beiyue Temple of Lijiang, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Yufeng Temple of Lijiang, and finally make a trip to Old Town of Lijiang - China. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Yulong (Jade Dragon) Mountain, then immerse yourself in nature at Yulong Snow Mountain, and then cruise along Blue Moon Valley.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Lijiang online tour planner .

Traveling by flight from Lhasa to Lijiang takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hong Kong.

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Yulong County
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Yulong (Jade Dragon) Mountain ©
Yulong (Jade Dragon) Mountain
Old Town of Lijiang - China ©
Old Town of Lijiang - China
Yulong Snow Mountain
Yulong Snow Mountain

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Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): make a trip to Lan Kwai Fong, enjoy the sand and surf at Lower Cheung Sha Beach, and then wander the streets of Tai O. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Big Wave Bay Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Tai Long Wan, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Stanley, Hong Kong.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Hong Kong online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Lijiang to Hong Kong takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Lijiang in August: highs in Hong Kong hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

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Tai Long Wan ©
Tai Long Wan
Stanley, Hong Kong ©
Stanley, Hong Kong
Big Wave Bay Beach ©
Big Wave Bay Beach

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