28 days in China Itinerary

28 days in China Itinerary

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Beijing
— 4 nights
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Xi'an
— 2 nights
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Chengdu
— 3 nights
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Kunming
— 1 night
Fly to Longdongbao Airport, Drive to Kaili
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Kaili
— 2 nights
Drive
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Guilin
— 1 night
Drive
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Yangshuo County
— 1 day
Drive
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Guilin
— 2 nights
Train
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Hong Kong
— 2 nights
Helicopter
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Macau
— 1 day
Helicopter
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Hong Kong
— 2 nights
Fly
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Wuhan
— 3 nights
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Shanghai
— 2 nights
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Hangzhou
— 1 day
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Shanghai
— 2 nights
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan) and Inner Court. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Palace Museum and Gate of Great Harmony (Taihe Men). Explore Beijing's surroundings by going to Laishui County (Yesanpo Baicaopan Resort community & Baili Canyon Resort). The adventure continues: take some stellar pictures from Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pool and Mulberry Tree Temple (Tanzhe Si), appreciate the extensive heritage of Dongsi Hutong, and stop by Wuyutai Tea Shop (Wangfujing).

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Beijing trip planner.

Montreal, Canada to Beijing is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to China Standard Time is 13 hours. Traveling from Montreal in April, expect nights in Beijing to be somewhat warmer, around 9°C, while days are warmer, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

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Xi'an

Birthplace of Chinese Civilization

Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
On the 4th (Mon), stroll the grounds of Tomb of Emperor Jingdi (Hanyangling), take an in-depth tour of The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, and then admire the masterpieces at Tang Bo Art Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Cuihua Mountain, then contemplate the long history of Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta), then examine the collection at Xi'an Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Xi'an Mosque.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Xi'an online attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Beijing to Xi'an takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Chengdu.

Things to do in Xi'an

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

3
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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.
Get some historical perspective at Mount Qingcheng and Jinli Pedestrian Street. Get some cultural insight at Kuanzhai Alley and Baoguang Temple of Chengdu. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chengdu: Guanghan Sanxingdui Museum (in Guanghan), China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda (in Dujiangyan) and Jiezi Ancient Town (in Chongzhou). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi) and make a trip to Tianfu Square.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Chengdu travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Xi'an to Chengdu takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Xi'an in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Chengdu, with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Kunming.

Things to do in Chengdu

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

1
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Kunming

City of Eternal Spring

With a temperate climate at 2,000 m (6,600 ft) and a variety of tourist attractions, Kunming makes a popular gateway for exploring Yunnan Province.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tanhua Temple Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Huating Temple, then take in the awesome beauty at Jindian Park, and finally steep yourself in history at Kunming Golden Temple.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kunming day trip website.

Getting from Chengdu to Kunming by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Chengdu in May, things will get a bit cooler in Kunming: highs are around 29°C and lows about 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Kaili.

Things to do in Kunming

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

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Kaili

Kaili is a county-level city under the administration of Qiandongnan Miao and Dong Autonomous Prefecture, in southeastern Guizhou province, People's Republic of China. On the 10th (Sun), admire the majestic nature at Qianhu Miao Village, then steep yourself in history at Miao Village, and then steep yourself in history at Xinqiao Miao Nationality Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Kaili Minority Museum, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Xianglushan Mountain of Kaili, and then don't miss a visit to Xijiang Miao Nationality Village.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kaili trip itinerary builder site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kunming to Kaili. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Guilin.

Things to do in Kaili

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

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Guilin

The riverside karst landscape around Guilin has long made it a favorite with Chinese poets, photographers, and travelers.
On the 12th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Eighth Route Army Guilin Office and then look for all kinds of wild species at Guilin Chuanshan Scenic Resort.

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

Traveling by car from Kaili to Guilin takes 5.5 hours. In May in Guilin, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Yangshuo County.

Things to do in Guilin

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

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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 13th (Wed), stroll through Huangbu Beach and then look for all kinds of wild species at South China Karst.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Yangshuo County tour itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Guilin to Yangshuo County in 1.5 hours. May in Yangshuo County sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Guilin.

Things to do in Yangshuo County

Parks · Wildlife · Beaches · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip

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Guilin

Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): Head underground at Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan), then take in the dramatic natural features at Folded Brocade Hill (Diecai Hill), and then identify plant and animal life at Xionglin Xionghu Villa of Guilin. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Guilin Botanical Garden.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Guilin trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yangshuo County to Guilin takes 1.5 hours. On the 15th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Guilin

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

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Hong Kong

Pearl of the Orient

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Big Wave Bay Beach, then stroll through Hong Kong Trail, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Cathedral.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Hong Kong trip planner.

Traveling by train from Guilin to Hong Kong takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Guilin in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Hong Kong, with lows of 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to do a combination of to Macau.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails

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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 17th (Sun): get outside with Cotai Strip Resorts, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then contemplate the long history of Mandarin's House.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Macau travel route planning app.

Getting from Hong Kong to Macau by combination of takes about an hour. Other options: ride a ferry; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to take a combination of to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Macau

Outdoors · Spas · Historic Sites

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Hong Kong

Pearl of the Orient

Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Time Ball Tower, then stroll through Central Hiking Lamma Trail, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Tai Long Wan.

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Do a combination of from Macau to Hong Kong in an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Wuhan.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Beaches

3
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Wuhan

The provincial capital, Wuhan represents a major hub of commerce, industry, and culture in the center of the country.
Get some cultural insight at Hubei Provincial Museum and Baotong Temple. Get in touch with nature at Xianning Onsen Resort and Luojia Mountain. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gude Temple of Hankou, take a peaceful walk through Botanical Garden of Chinese Academy of Sciences, identify plant and animal life at Mt. Mulan Scenic Resort, and contemplate the long history of Memorial Hall of Wuchang Uprising in 1911 Revolution.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Wuhan tour website.

Traveling by flight from Hong Kong to Wuhan takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Hong Kong in May, things will get slightly colder in Wuhan: highs are around 31°C and lows about 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Wuhan

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Shanghai Wild Animal Park, explore the activities along Huangpu River, and then contemplate the long history of Soong Ching-ling Memorial Residence. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Former French Concession, see the interesting displays at Shanghai Museum of Sun Yat-sen's Former Residence, then admire the natural beauty at Yu Garden (Yuyuan), and finally pause for some photo ops at The Bund City Sculptures.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Shanghai trip planning app.

Fly from Wuhan to Shanghai in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to Hangzhou.

Things to do in Shanghai

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

1
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Hangzhou

Paradise on Earth

Hangzhou, the scenic capital of Zheijang Province, remains a popular vacation choice for tourists interested in the area's numerous cultural and natural sights.
On the 24th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Lingyin Temple and then take in the pleasant sights at West Lake (Xi Hu).

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Hangzhou travel route planning website.

Traveling by car from Shanghai to Hangzhou takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 21°C. On the 24th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Shanghai.

Things to do in Hangzhou

Historic Sites

2
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Shanghai

Pearl of the Orient

On the 25th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shanghai Confucian Temple, then wander the streets of Taikang Road, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Longhua Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Zhujiajiao Ancient Town.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Shanghai sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Hangzhou to Shanghai in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Shanghai

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

China travel guide

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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.