21 days in China Itinerary

21 days in China Itinerary

Created using Inspirock China travel planner

Make it your trip
Train to Copenhagen Airport, Fly to Beijing Capital
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Beijing
— 4 nights
Fly
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Shanghai
— 5 nights
Drive
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Huangshan
— 1 night
Fly
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Hong Kong
— 5 nights
Fly
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Xi'an
— 2 nights
Train
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Luoyang
— 1 night
Fly to Beijing Capital, Bus to Gubeikou Station
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Luanping County
— 2 nights
Drive to Beijing Capital International Airport, Fly to Malmö Sturup Airport

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Beijing

— 4 nights
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.
Beijing is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hike along Mutianyu Great Wall, get engrossed in the history at The Palace Museum, make a trip to Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), and take in the spiritual surroundings of Dong Yue Miao (Dongyue Temple).

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Beijing travel website.

Malmo, Sweden to Beijing is an approximately 13-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Malmo to Beijing. Traveling from Malmo in April, expect nights in Beijing to be somewhat warmer, around 9°C, while days are much hotter, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Trails

Shanghai

— 5 nights

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.
Shanghai is known for shopping, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through The Bund (Wai Tan), admire the natural beauty at Yu Garden (Yuyuan), enjoy breathtaking views from Shanghai World Financial Center, and appreciate the history behind Jade Buddha Temple.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Shanghai online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Beijing to Shanghai by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Shanghai when traveling from Beijing in April, with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Huangshan.

Things to do in Shanghai

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums

Huangshan

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Huangshan.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Huangshan trip planning tool.

Getting from Shanghai to Huangshan by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Huangshan

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Hong Kong

— 5 nights

Pearl of the Orient

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Pack the 16th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Hong Kong Disneyland. Spend the 19th (Mon) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Ocean Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Victoria Peak (The Peak), see the interesting displays at Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware, get engrossed in the history at Hong Kong Museum of History, and experience the excitement of Sandbox VR.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Hong Kong day trip planning website.

Fly from Huangshan to Hong Kong in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in April, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Xi'an

— 2 nights

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 21st (Wed): make a trip to Kaiyuan Square, take an in-depth tour of The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, and then explore the ancient world of Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang). On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Tang Bo Art Museum, then contemplate the long history of Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta), and then don't miss a visit to Muslim Quarter.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Xi'an trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Hong Kong to Xi'an takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Hong Kong in April: highs in Xi'an hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can catch the train to Luoyang.

Things to do in Xi'an

Historic Sites · Museums

Luoyang

— 1 night
One of the oldest imperial cities in the country, Luoyang gives access to a wealth of cultural sites protected by UNESCO for their importance to the world's cultural heritage.
On the 23rd (Fri), explore the fascinating underground world of Longmen Grottoes.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Luoyang day trip planning site.

You can take a train from Xi'an to Luoyang in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time for travel to Luanping County.

Things to do in Luoyang

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Luanping County

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): see Jinshanling Great Wall.

Plan my day in Luanping County using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Luoyang to Luanping County by combination of flight and bus takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and taxi; or drive. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Luanping County

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

China travel guide

4.4
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.