19 days in China Itinerary

19 days in China Itinerary

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19 days in China Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Beijing
— 2 nights
train:  25​h
2
Hong Kong
— 3 nights
train:  5​h
3
Yangshuo County
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h 30​min
4
Guilin
— 1 night
bus:  6​h
5
Fenghuang County
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 45​min
6
Zhangjiajie
— 3 nights
train:  25​h
7
Beijing
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Amsterdam

2
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.
On the 21st (Wed), get great views at Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), then explore the activities along Beihai Park (Beihai Gongyuan), then take an in-depth tour of Lama Temple (Yonghegong), and finally see Mutianyu Great Wall. Keep things going the next day: get a sense of history and politics at Temple of Heaven and then get to know the fascinating history of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan).

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Beijing planner .

Amsterdam, Holland to Beijing is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Beijing is 7 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in August; daily highs in Beijing reach 37°C and lows reach 24°C. On the 23rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Mutianyu Great Wall ©
Mutianyu Great Wall
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
Temple of Heaven ©
Temple of Heaven

3
nights
Hong Kong

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Hong Kong is known for shopping, theme parks, parks, nature, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Hong Kong Disneyland, engage your brain at Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences, take in panoramic vistas at Victoria Peak (The Peak), and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ocean Park.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Hong Kong trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Beijing to Hong Kong takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Beijing in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 32°C in Hong Kong. On the 27th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yangshuo County.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Hong Kong Disneyland ©
Hong Kong Disneyland
Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Ocean Park ©
Ocean Park

2
nights
Yangshuo County

Yangshuo County, the area surrounding a popular tourist resort town, boasts a landscape featuring all the ingredients necessary to attract a flood of tourists.
For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Yangshuo County day trip website .

You can fly from Hong Kong to Yangshuo County in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Hong Kong in August, Yangshuo County is slightly colder at night with lows of 28°C. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Thu) before leaving for Guilin.

Things to do in Yangshuo County

Tours Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Yulong River ©
Yulong River

1
night
Guilin

Guilin ©
The riverside karst landscape around Guilin has long made it a favorite with Chinese poets, photographers, and travelers.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): walk around Riyue Shuangta Cultural Park and then Head underground at Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan).

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Guilin holiday builder .

You can drive from Yangshuo County to Guilin in 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Guilin are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Fenghuang County.

Things to do in Guilin

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan) ©
Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan)
Riyue Shuangta Cultural Park ©
Riyue Shuangta Cultural Park

2
nights
Fenghuang County

Fenghuang County ©
The main town of Fenghuang County boasts a rich history of more than 300 years, with well-preserved architecture and cultural traditions.
On the next day, snap pictures at Phoenix Hong Bridge, delve into the distant past at Phoenix Ancient Town, then take an in-depth tour of Fenghuang Ancient City Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Phoenix East Gate Scenic Area.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Fenghuang County sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Guilin to Fenghuang County in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Zhangjiajie.

Things to do in Fenghuang County

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Phoenix Ancient Town ©
Phoenix Ancient Town
Phoenix Hong Bridge ©
Phoenix Hong Bridge
Phoenix East Gate Scenic Area ©
Phoenix East Gate Scenic Area

3
nights
Zhangjiajie

Zhangjiajie ©
The city of Zhangjiajie has become particularly well known for its striking surrounding landscape.
On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Tianzi Mountain, then take a peaceful walk through Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area of Zhangjiajie, and then don't miss a visit to Golden Whip Brook.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Zhangjiajie trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of taxi and train from Fenghuang County to Zhangjiajie takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Zhangjiajie

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Zhangjiajie National Forest Park ©
Zhangjiajie National Forest Park
Huangshizhai ©
Huangshizhai

2
nights
Beijing

Beijing ©
See even more of Beijing: admire the striking features of The Great Wall at Badaling, take in panoramic vistas at Bell and Drum Towers, see the interesting displays at National Museum Of China, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Beijing road trip site .

Getting from Zhangjiajie to Beijing by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. On the 7th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Great Wall at Badaling ©
The Great Wall at Badaling
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum
National Museum Of China ©
National Museum Of China

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