22 days in China Itinerary

22 days in China Itinerary

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22 days in China Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Beijing
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Shanghai
— 3 nights
train:  45​min
3
Suzhou
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Huangshan
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + bus + foot + train:  4​h 30​min
5
Hong Kong
— 4 nights
+3
train + foot + bus + Fly:  6​h 15​min
6
Xi'an
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  6​h 45​min
7
Jiuzhaigou County
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Tel Aviv

4
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.
Beijing is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along Mutianyu Great Wall, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and take an in-depth tour of Lama Temple (Yonghegong).

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Beijing road trip site .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Beijing is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time (IST) to China Standard Time (CST) is 6 hours. Traveling from Tel Aviv in June, you will find days in Beijing are somewhat warmer (36°C), and nights are slightly colder (21°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Mutianyu Great Wall ©
Mutianyu Great Wall
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum

3
nights
Shanghai

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.
Shanghai is known for historic sites, shopping, parks, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of The Bund (Wai Tan), get a taste of the local shopping with Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), admire the landmark architecture of Zhujiajiao Ancient Town, and enjoy breathtaking views from Jin Mao Tower.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Shanghai trip builder site .

Getting from Beijing to Shanghai by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Beijing in June, you will find days in Shanghai are little chillier (33°C), and nights are a bit warmer (25°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Suzhou.

Things to do in Shanghai

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Yu Garden (Yuyuan) ©
Yu Garden (Yuyuan)

3
nights
Suzhou

Suzhou ©
One of the oldest settlements in the Yangtze basin, Suzhou remains a complex, labyrinthine set of old canal districts, World Heritage gardens, and sprawling modern developments.
Venture out of the city with trips to Xitang Ancient Town (in Jiashan County), Shaxi Ancient Town (in Taicang) and Huzhou Nanxun Old Bridge (in Huzhou). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Tongli Town, examine the collection at Suzhou Museum, don't miss a visit to Shihu Lake, and go for a walk through Wuzhen Water Town.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Suzhou itinerary planner .

Getting from Shanghai to Suzhou by train takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of subway and train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Huangshan.

Things to do in Suzhou

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Xitang Ancient Town, Shaxi Ancient Town, Wuzhen Water Town, Huzhou Nanxun Old Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Xitang Ancient Town ©
Xitang Ancient Town
Tongli Town ©
Tongli Town
The Classical Gardens of Suzhou ©
The Classical Gardens of Suzhou

2
nights
Huangshan

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.
On the 13th (Sat), walk around Huangshan Geopark and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Huangshan. On the next day, admire the striking features of Xuguo Stone Arch and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Huangshan trip planner .

You can drive from Suzhou to Huangshan in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Huangshan

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trip

Xuguo Stone Arch
Highlights from your plan
Mt. Huangshan ©
Mt. Huangshan
Photography Tours
Huangshan Geopark ©
Huangshan Geopark

4
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, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Man Mo Temple, admire the striking features of Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha), and see the interesting displays at Sam Tung Uk Museum.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Hong Kong online travel route builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Huangshan to Hong Kong takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, subway, and train; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Hong Kong Disneyland ©
Hong Kong Disneyland
Ocean Park ©
Ocean Park

2
nights
Xi'an

Xi'an
Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Eastern Royal Tombs of the Qin Dynasty of Xi'an, then get engrossed in the history at The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, then contemplate the long history of Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Xi'an Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at Xi'an Bell Tower, explore the ancient world of Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang), and then don't miss a visit to Muslim Quarter.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Xi'an trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Hong Kong to Xi'an takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Hong Kong in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Xi'an, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Jiuzhaigou County.

Things to do in Xi'an

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang) ©
Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang)
Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta) ©
Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta)

2
nights
Jiuzhaigou County

Jiuzhaigou County ©
Nine villages make up Jiuzhaigou County, a valley with a wealth of natural sites protected by UNESCO.
On the 21st (Sun), steep yourself in history at Jiuzailing Temple, then explore the striking landscape of Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve, and then don't miss a visit to Jiuzhaigou National Arts Center.

Discover how to plan a Jiuzhaigou County trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Xi'an to Jiuzhaigou County takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. On the 22nd (Mon), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Jiuzhaigou County

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve ©
Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve
Jiuzhaigou National Arts Center ©
Jiuzhaigou National Arts Center
Jiuzailing Temple ©
Jiuzailing Temple

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