27 days in Kuala Lumpur & China Itinerary

27 days in Kuala Lumpur & China Itinerary

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27 days in Kuala Lumpur & China Itinerary

Start: Perth, Australia
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h
2
Lijiang, China
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Lhasa, China
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
4
Xi'an, China
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Beijing, China
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Luanping County, China
— 1 night
+4
taxi + bus + foot + bus + train:  11​h
7
Shanghai, China
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
8
Huangshan, China
— 1 night
+3
Fly + bus + foot + train:  4​h 30​min
9
Hong Kong, China
— 5 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Perth, Australia

4
nights
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur ©
A holiday in Kuala Lumpur, a modern metropolis and capital of Malaysia, reveals a place where colonial influences, Asian traditions, and modern aesthetics come together in urban architecture and street layout.
Take a break from Kuala Lumpur with a short trip to Putra Mosque in Putrajaya, about 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Petronas Twin Towers, stroll around KL Bird Park, wander the streets of Chinatown, and Head underground at Batu Caves.

Before you visit Kuala Lumpur, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Perth, Australia to Kuala Lumpur is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. In July, Kuala Lumpur is much warmer than Perth - with highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to Lijiang.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

Parks Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dialogue in the Dark, Malaysia, Batu Caves, Putra Mosque
Highlights from your plan
Petronas Twin Towers ©
Petronas Twin Towers
Batu Caves ©
Batu Caves
KLCC Park ©
KLCC Park

1
night
Lijiang, China

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 1st (Thu), don't miss a visit to HuaMa Jie, get to know the fascinating history of Old Town of Lijiang - China, and then walk around Black Dragon Pond Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Three Parallel Rivers National Park.

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You can fly from Kuala Lumpur to Lijiang in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in August, expect nights in Lijiang to be slightly colder, around 22°C, while days are cooler, around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Lhasa.

Things to do in Lijiang

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Three Parallel Rivers National Park ©
Old Town of Lijiang - China
Old Town of Lijiang - China
Black Dragon Pond Park ©
Black Dragon Pond Park

2
nights
Lhasa, China

Lhasa ©
The capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, Lhasa possesses a wealth of Tibetan Buddhist sites of historical and cultural importance.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): contemplate the long history of Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jokhang Temple, and then steep yourself in history at Sera Monastery. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Nechung Monastery and Temple, step into the grandiose world of Potala Palace, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Barkhor Street, and finally don't miss a visit to Lasa Sanquan Scenic Resort.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Lhasa online tour itinerary planner .

You can fly from Lijiang to Lhasa in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Lijiang in August since evenings lows in Lhasa dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Lhasa

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Potala Palace ©
Potala Palace
Jokhang Temple ©
Jokhang Temple
Sera Monastery ©
Sera Monastery

3
nights
Xi'an, China

Xi'an
Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
Xi'an is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, nature, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, take in panoramic vistas at Xi'an Bell Tower, explore the ancient world of Eastern Royal Tombs of the Qin Dynasty of Xi'an, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Eight Immortals (Ba Xian An).

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Fly from Lhasa to Xi'an in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Lhasa in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Xi'an: highs are around 37°C and lows about 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Xi'an

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Han Yang Ling Museum
Highlights from your plan

4
nights
Beijing, China

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: see Mutianyu Great Wall, get to know the fascinating history of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), pause for some photo ops at Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Beijing travel route planner .

Fly from Xi'an to Beijing in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August in Beijing, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Luanping County.

Things to do in Beijing

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

1
night
Luanping County, China

Luanping County ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): see Jinshanling Great Wall.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Luanping County trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Beijing to Luanping County takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Luanping County

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Jinshanling Great Wall ©
Jinshanling Great Wall

3
nights
Shanghai, China

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), enjoy breathtaking views from Shanghai World Financial Center, buy something for everyone on your list at South Bund Soft Spinning Material Market, and take in nature's colorful creations at Yu Garden (Yuyuan).

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Shanghai online trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of taxi, bus, and train from Luanping County to Shanghai in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Shanghai sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Huangshan.

Things to do in Shanghai

Historic Sites Tours Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Yu Garden (Yuyuan) ©
Yu Garden (Yuyuan)
Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu) ©

1
night
Huangshan, China

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Former Residence of Cheng Dawei and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Huangshan.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Huangshan vacation planner .

You can fly from Shanghai to Huangshan in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Huangshan

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mt. Huangshan ©
Mt. Huangshan

5
nights
Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Go for a jaunt from Hong Kong to Macau to see Ruins of St. Paul's about 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Hong Kong Disneyland, head off the coast to Lantau island, don't miss a visit to Hong Kong Skyline, and enjoy breathtaking views from Victoria Peak (The Peak).

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Hong Kong trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Huangshan to Hong Kong in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, subway, and train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 32°C. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ruins of St. Paul's
Highlights from your plan
Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Hong Kong Disneyland ©
Hong Kong Disneyland
Ocean Park ©
Ocean Park

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