16 days in China Itinerary

16 days in China Itinerary

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Shanghai
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Hangzhou
— Few hours
Drive
3
Huangshan
— 1 night
Train to Hangzhou East, Fly to Zhangjiajie Hehua
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Zhangjiajie
— 1 night
Fly to Guilin Liangjiang International Airport, Drive to Ziyuan County
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Ziyuan County
— 1 night
Drive
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Longsheng County
— Few hours
+2
Taxi to Sanjiang South, Train to Anshun West, Taxi to Zhenning County
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Zhenning County
— 1 night
+2
Taxi to Anshun West, Train to South Bus Station, Fly to Deqen
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Shangri-La County
— 1 night
Fly
9
Chengdu
— 2 nights
Fly to Jiuzhai Huanglong, Bus to Jiuzhaigou Scenic Spot
10
Jiuzhaigou County
— 2 nights
Taxi to Longnan Chengzhou, Fly to Xi An
11
Xi'an
— 1 night
Fly
12
Beijing
— 2 nights
Fly

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Shanghai

Pearl of the Orient

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): go for a walk through The Bund (Wai Tan). Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Jing'an Temple, examine the collection at Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall, then admire the landmark architecture of People's Square (Renmin Guang Chang), then examine the collection at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Yu Garden (Yuyuan).

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Shanghai route planning site.

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major aiports are Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport, Shanghai Pudong International Airport and Sunan Shuofang International Airport. In October in Shanghai, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Hangzhou.

Things to do in Shanghai

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks

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Hangzhou

Paradise on Earth

Hangzhou, the scenic capital of Zheijang Province, remains a popular vacation choice for tourists interested in the area's numerous cultural and natural sights.
Your day by day itinerary now includes West Lake (Xi Hu). Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): take in the pleasant sights at West Lake (Xi Hu).

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Hangzhou trip planning tool.

You can drive from Shanghai to Hangzhou in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Hangzhou are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. On the 4th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Huangshan.
Highlights from your trip

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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.
You've now added Mt. Huangshan to your itinerary.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Huangshan online trip planner.

Getting from Hangzhou to Huangshan by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Zhangjiajie.

Things to do in Huangshan

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

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Zhangjiajie

The city of Zhangjiajie has become particularly well known for its striking surrounding landscape.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area of Zhangjiajie. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): take a peaceful walk through Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area of Zhangjiajie.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Zhangjiajie day trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Huangshan to Zhangjiajie takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Ziyuan County.

Things to do in Zhangjiajie

Wildlife · Nature · Parks

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Ziyuan County

You've now added Li River to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): explore the activities along Li River.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Ziyuan County trip itinerary builder app.

Explore your travel options from Zhangjiajie to Ziyuan County with the Route module. October in Ziyuan County sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Longsheng County.

Things to do in Ziyuan County

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

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Longsheng County

The highlight of a trip to Longsheng County is undoubtedly its terraced rice paddies.
For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Longsheng County route planning app.

You can drive from Ziyuan County to Longsheng County in 2 hours. You'll set off for Zhenning County on the 7th (Wed).

Things to do in Longsheng County

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Tours

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Zhenning County

Natural attractions stand out as the best reason to take a trip to Zhenning County, a semi-autonomous region in the south of China.
You've now added Huangguoshu Water Falls to your itinerary.

To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Zhenning County tour itinerary maker site.

You can do a combination of taxi and train from Longsheng County to Zhenning County in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Shangri-La County.

Things to do in Zhenning County

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

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Shangri-La County

Known previously as Zhongdian, Shangri-La County gained its current name in an attempt by city officials to promote tourism.
Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hutiao Xia) has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take in breathtaking views at Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hutiao Xia).

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Shangri-La County online road trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi, train, and flight from Zhenning County to Shangri-La County in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. On the 9th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Chengdu.

Things to do in Shangri-La County

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

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Chengdu

Hibiscus City

The home of giant pandas for more than two million years, Chengdu's vast human history cowers in comparison to the natural heritage of the area.
You've now added Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi) to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi).

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Chengdu online visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Shangri-La County to Chengdu takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In October in Chengdu, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 19°C at night. You'll set off for Jiuzhaigou County on the 11th (Sun).

Things to do in Chengdu

Wildlife · Parks

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Jiuzhaigou County

Nine villages make up Jiuzhaigou County, a valley with a wealth of natural sites protected by UNESCO.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve. On the 12th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Jiuzhaigou County trip maker site.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Chengdu to Jiuzhaigou County in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 13th (Tue), you'll travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Jiuzhaigou County

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

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Xi'an

Birthplace of Chinese Civilization

Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Xi'an online tour planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Jiuzhaigou County to Xi'an takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Wed) before leaving for Beijing.

Things to do in Xi'an

Museums

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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 Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang) as well as Mutianyu Great Wall. On the 15th (Thu), take some stellar pictures from Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), then take an in-depth tour of The Palace Museum, and then get to know the fascinating history of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan). Keep things going the next day: get a sense of history and politics at Temple of Heaven and then see Mutianyu Great Wall.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Beijing trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Xi'an to Beijing in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October in Beijing, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

China travel guide

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Landmarks · Observation Decks · History Museums
With well over 1.3 billion residents, China represents the most populous country in the world, considered by many the cradle of civilization thanks to its history spanning many millennia. While a single trip to China rarely satisfies curious travelers, a well-organized tour reveals a land of awe-inspiring natural scenery, ancient monuments, and giant cities, where the diverse population includes almost 60 different ethnic groups speaking dozens of distinct languages. While many Westerners may know China mostly for its centuries-old tradition of martial arts, discerning travelers visit this vast nation for its outstanding cuisine, pristine landscapes, epic train journeys, and small towns of hardworking and genuinely hospitable people.