26 days in China Itinerary

26 days in China Itinerary

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Beijing
— 3 nights
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Xi'an
— 2 nights
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Chengdu
— 2 nights
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Guilin
— Few hours
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Yangshuo County
— 3 nights
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Sanjiang
— 3 nights
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Hongjiang
— 1 night
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Fenghuang County
— 3 nights
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Zhangjiajie
— 3 nights
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Shanghai
— 3 nights

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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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see Mutianyu Great Wall, walk around Zizhuyuan Gongyuan (Black Bamboo Park), steep yourself in history at Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), and enjoy breathtaking views from Bell and Drum Towers.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Beijing is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Amsterdam to Beijing, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in July; daily highs in Beijing reach 38°C and lows reach 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Mutianyu Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum

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Xi'an

Xi'an

Birthplace of Chinese Civilization

Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): explore the ancient world of Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang), make a trip to Muslim Quarter, then take in panoramic vistas at Drum Tower (Gulou), then take in panoramic vistas at Xi'an Bell Tower, and finally steep yourself in history at Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta). Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Xi'an trip itinerary app.

You can take a train from Beijing to Xi'an in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Chengdu.

Things to do in Xi'an

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

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Chengdu

Chengdu ©

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.
On the 25th (Thu), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Qingcheng and then look for all kinds of wild species at Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi).

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Chengdu day trip tool.

Getting from Xi'an to Chengdu by bus takes about 9 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Guilin.

Things to do in Chengdu

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Mount Qingcheng ©
Mount Qingcheng

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Guilin

Guilin
The riverside karst landscape around Guilin has long made it a favorite with Chinese poets, photographers, and travelers.
To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Guilin trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Chengdu to Guilin by train takes about 17 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Guilin are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. You will leave for Yangshuo County on the 26th (Fri).

Things to do in Guilin

Parks · Tours · Nature · Historic Sites

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Yangshuo County

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.
On the 27th (Sat), explore the activities along Yulong River, make a trip to West Street, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Silver Cave, explore the striking landscape at Moon Hill, and then take in panoramic vistas at Xianggong Mountain.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Yangshuo County trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Guilin to Yangshuo County takes 1.5 hours. July in Yangshuo County sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sanjiang.

Things to do in Yangshuo County

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Yulong River ©
Yulong River
West Street ©
West Street
Moon Hill ©
Moon Hill

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Sanjiang

Sanjiang ©
Explore Sanjiang's surroundings by going to Liping county (Zhaoxing DongZhai, Dong Nationality Museum of Tang'an, &more) and Tongdao Dong Nationality Cultural Village (in Tongdao County).

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

Traveling by car from Yangshuo County to Sanjiang takes 3 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Sanjiang can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hongjiang.

Things to do in Sanjiang

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Sanjiang Drum Tower ©
Sanjiang Drum Tower

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Hongjiang

Hongjiang ©
Hongjiang, formerly Qianyang County is a county-level city in Hunan Province, China, it is under the administration of Huaihua prefecture-level City.Located on the southwest of the province and the south of Huaihua, the city is bordered to the north by Zhongfang County, to the northwest by Zhijiang County, to the south by Huitong County, to the east by Dao County. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): contemplate the long history of Qianyang Ancient Town and then don't miss a visit to Hongjiang Ancient Commercial City.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Hongjiang online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Sanjiang to Hongjiang takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Fenghuang County.

Things to do in Hongjiang

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Qianyang Ancient Town ©
Qianyang Ancient Town
Hongjiang Ancient Commercial City ©
Hongjiang Ancient Commercial City

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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.
Step out of Fenghuang County with an excursion to Mount Fanjing in Tongren--about 1h 45 min away. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Phoenix Ancient Town, make a trip to Huangsi Bridge Ancient City, contemplate the waterfront views at Xiangxi Shawan Scenic Resort, and contemplate the long history of Tuojiang Ancient Street.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Fenghuang County driving holiday planning app.

You can drive from Hongjiang to Fenghuang County in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Zhangjiajie.

Things to do in Fenghuang County

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Mount Fanjing ©
Mount Fanjing
Phoenix Ancient Town ©
Phoenix Ancient Town
Tuojiang Ancient Street
Tuojiang Ancient Street

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Zhangjiajie

Zhangjiajie ©
The city of Zhangjiajie has become particularly well known for its striking surrounding landscape.
Spend the 6th (Tue) among lush scenery at Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. Spend the 7th (Wed) exploring nature at Tianmen Mountain National Forest Park. There's more to do: explore the striking landscape at Yellow Dragon Cave and contemplate the waterfront views at Baofeng Lake.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Zhangjiajie day trip planning website.

Drive from Fenghuang County to Zhangjiajie in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Zhangjiajie

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Zhangjiajie National Forest Park ©
Zhangjiajie National Forest Park
Tianmen Mountain National Forest Park ©
Tianmen Mountain National Forest Park
Baofeng Lake ©
Baofeng Lake

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Shanghai

Shanghai ©

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), enjoy breathtaking views from Shanghai World Financial Center, make a trip to Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), and admire the striking features of Zhujiajiao Ancient Town.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Shanghai tour planner.

Fly from Zhangjiajie to Shanghai in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Shanghai are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Shanghai

Highlights from your plan
The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Shanghai World Financial Center ©
Shanghai World Financial Center
Yu Garden (Yuyuan) ©
Yu Garden (Yuyuan)

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