18 days in China Itinerary

18 days in China Itinerary

Created using Inspirock China itinerary maker

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Xi'an
— 5 nights
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Chengdu
— 4 nights
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Guilin
— 3 nights
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Guangzhou
— 5 nights
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Xi'an

— 5 nights

Birthplace of Chinese Civilization

Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
Spend the 22nd (Thu) wandering through the wild on Travel China Guide. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Xi'an Mosque, admire the local landmark of Dayan Pagoda Northern Square, and enjoy breathtaking views from Xi'an Bell Tower.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Xi'an road trip site.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Xi'an is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Xi'an. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in July, with highs in Xi'an at 39°C and lows at 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Chengdu.

Things to do in Xi'an

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Chengdu

— 4 nights

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.
Explore Chengdu's surroundings by going to Dujiangyan (Baokouping Scenic Spot & Dujiangyan Irrigation System). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi), don't miss a visit to Jinli Pedestrian Street, appreciate the extensive heritage of Kuanzhai Alley, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Chengdu trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Xi'an to Chengdu by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train; or drive. July in Chengdu sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Guilin.

Things to do in Chengdu

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Guilin

— 3 nights
The riverside karst landscape around Guilin has long made it a favorite with Chinese poets, photographers, and travelers.
Guilin is known for nature, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, explore the activities along Li River, explore the fascinating underground world of Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan), and find something for the whole family at Liu Sanjie Landscape Garden of Guilin.

Make your Guilin itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can fly from Chengdu to Guilin in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Guilin are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Guangzhou.

Things to do in Guilin

Parks · Nature · Tours · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Guangzhou

— 5 nights
A massive metropolis and critical international trading hub, Guangzhou sprawls along the Pearl River, distinctly vibrant and cosmopolitan.
Get out of town with these interesting Guangzhou side-trips: Macau (Maritime Museum, Largo do Senado (Senado Square), &more). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Canton Tower, examine the collection at Chen Clan Ancestral Hall-Folk Craft Museum, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and take a stroll through Shamian Island.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Guangzhou online route planner.

Getting from Guilin to Guangzhou by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Guangzhou can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Guangzhou

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Spas

Side Trip

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.