23 days in China Itinerary

23 days in China Itinerary

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Start: Bogota
Fly:  22 h 45 min
1
Beijing
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
2
Xi'an
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
3
Dunhuang
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h
4
Lhasa
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h
5
Lijiang
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
6
Sanya
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
7
Macau
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
8
Zhangjiajie
— 5 nights
Fly:  27 h
End: Bogota

3
nights
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Beijing Capital Museum and 798 Art Zone. Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Back Lakes (Hou Hai) will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: see Juyong Pass of Great Wall, take some stellar pictures from Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan), get in on the family fun at Happy Valley of Beijing, and walk around Fragrant Hills Park (East Gate 2.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Beijing journey builder website.

Bogota, Colombia to Beijing is an approximately 26-hour flight. Traveling from Bogota to Beijing, you'll lose 13 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Bogota in March; daily highs in Beijing reach 17°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Beijing

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Juyong Pass of Great Wall ©
Juyong Pass of Great Wall
Back Lakes (Hou Hai) ©
Back Lakes (Hou Hai)

2
nights
Xi'an

Xi'an ©
Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
On the 17th (Tue), explore the world behind art at Tang Bo Art Museum, take an in-depth tour of Shaanxi History Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Xi'an Museum. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Xi'an Mosque, make a trip to Xi'an Bell Tower, and then get engrossed in the history at Forest of Stone Steles Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Xi'an travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Beijing to Xi'an by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In March in Xi'an, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Dunhuang.

Things to do in Xi'an

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Shaanxi History Museum ©
Shaanxi History Museum
Xi'an Mosque ©
Xi'an Mosque
Tang Bo Art Museum ©
Tang Bo Art Museum

2
nights
Dunhuang

Dunhuang ©
Once a vital stop-off on the Silk Road trade route, Dunhuang today offers travelers of all persuasions a place to rest in the middle of the desert.
On the 19th (Thu), examine the collection at MoGao TeChan ZhanShiYuan, thenexplore the fascinating underground world of Mogao Caves, thenexamine the collection at Dunhuang Folk Museum, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Xijin Tomb. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mingsha Shan - Echoing-Sand Mountain and then take an in-depth tour of Dunhuang Museum.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Dunhuang online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Xi'an to Dunhuang by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lhasa.

Things to do in Dunhuang

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Mogao Caves ©
Mogao Caves
Mingsha Shan - Echoing-Sand Mountain ©
Mingsha Shan - Echoing-Sand Mountain
Dunhuang Museum ©
Dunhuang Museum

3
nights
Lhasa

The capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, Lhasa possesses a wealth of Tibetan Buddhist sites of historical and cultural importance.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street. Visit Sera Monastery and Great Mosque for their historical value. There's more to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and see Off-Road Tours.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Lhasa online attractions planner.

You can fly from Dunhuang to Lhasa in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. March in Lhasa sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Lijiang.

Things to do in Lhasa

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Jokhang Temple ©
Jokhang Temple
Barkhor Street ©
Barkhor Street

2
nights
Lijiang

Lijiang ©
The cultural capital of the Naxi people, one of the 55 minority ethnic groups in the country, Lijang traces its history back over 800 years, with the city developing from a trading post on the ancient Southern Silk Road.
On the 24th (Tue), take in the awesome beauty at Blue Moon Valley, thenget engrossed in the history at Museum of Naxi Dongba Culture, and then steep yourself in history at Shuhe Ancient Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Dongba Cultural Research Institute and then don't miss a visit to Mufu Palace.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Lijiang tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Lhasa to Lijiang takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Sanya.

Things to do in Lijiang

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Dongba Cultural Research Institute
Highlights from your plan
Shuhe Ancient Town ©
Shuhe Ancient Town
Blue Moon Valley ©
Blue Moon Valley
Museum of Naxi Dongba Culture ©
Museum of Naxi Dongba Culture

2
nights
Sanya

Sanya ©
The climate and coastline bring visitors from far and wide on vacations to Sanya, with its 40 km (25 mi) of shoreline almost entirely devoted to tourism.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Nanshan Temple and then explore the striking landscape at Sanya Daxiaodongtian Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Yalong Bay and then take in the natural beauty of Sanya Zhujiang Nantian Spa.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Sanya trip planner.

Fly from Lijiang to Sanya in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, daily temperatures in Sanya can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Macau.

Things to do in Sanya

Parks Nature Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Sanya Daxiaodongtian Area ©
Sanya Daxiaodongtian Area
Nanshan Temple ©
Nanshan Temple
Yalong Bay ©
Yalong Bay

2
nights
Macau

Macau ©
Vacation in Macau to discover one of the world's richest cities organized as an autonomous region of China that, until 1999, was administered by Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at Macau Tower Convention & Entertainment Centre, see the interesting displays at Macao Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at Monte Forte (Fortaleza do Monte). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Mandarin's House, thenenjoy the sea views from Guia Fortress, and then buy something for everyone on your list at City of Dreams.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Macau vacation planner.

You can fly from Sanya to Macau in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Zhangjiajie.

Things to do in Macau

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Monte Forte (Fortaleza do Monte) ©
Monte Forte (Fortaleza do Monte)
Guia Fortress ©
Guia Fortress
Mandarin's House ©
Mandarin's House

5
nights
Zhangjiajie

Zhangjiajie ©
The city of Zhangjiajie has become particularly well known for its striking surrounding landscape.
Take a break from the city and head to Tianmen Mountain National Forest Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area of Zhangjiajie and Zhangjiajie Zixia Temple. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Tianzi Mountain and have fun at Tujia Customs Park.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Zhangjiajie trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Macau to Zhangjiajie in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zhangjiajie

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Tianmen Mountain National Forest Park ©
Tianmen Mountain National Forest Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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