28 days in China Itinerary

28 days in China Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Montreal
Fly:  25 h
1
Datong
— 2 nights
Fly:  9 h 45 min
2
Suzhou
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
3
Hong Kong
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h
4
Sanya
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
5
Lijiang
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h
6
Lhasa
— 4 nights
Fly:  7 h
7
Dunhuang
— 3 nights
Fly:  27 h
End: Montreal

2
nights
Datong

Datong ©
The old city of Datong has an interesting and complicated history of development, sacking, and rebuilding.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Hengshan Hanging Temple (Xuankong si). On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Grand Mosque and then contemplate the long history of Yungang Grottoes.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Datong vacation maker site.

Montreal, Canada to Datong is an approximately 25-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 13 hours traveling from Montreal to Datong. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Suzhou.

Things to do in Datong

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Hengshan Hanging Temple (Xuankong si) ©
Hengshan Hanging Temple (Xuankong si)
Yungang Grottoes ©
Yungang Grottoes

4
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.
Attractions like Suzhou Garden Museum and Lion Forest Garden make great kid-friendly stops. Step off the beaten path and head to Xitang Ancient Town and Shantang Street. There's still lots to do: walk around Tiger Hill, tour the pleasant surroundings at Master-of-Nets Garden, steep yourself in history at Tongli Town, and take in nature's colorful creations at Humble Administrator's Garden.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Suzhou road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Datong to Suzhou takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Suzhou

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Xitang Ancient Town
Highlights from your plan
Humble Administrator's Garden ©
Humble Administrator's Garden
Xitang Ancient Town ©
Xitang Ancient Town
The Lingering Garden ©
The Lingering Garden

4
nights
Hong Kong

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Family-friendly places like Po Lin Monastery and Guia Fortress will thrill your kids. Explore hidden gems such as Dragon's Back and Mandarin's House. Venture out of the city with trips to Macau (Macao Museum, Monte Forte (Fortaleza do Monte), &more). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery (Man Fat Sze) and visit Soho.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Hong Kong road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Suzhou to Hong Kong takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Sanya.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Macau
Highlights from your plan
Guia Fortress ©
Guia Fortress
Dragon's Back ©
Dragon's Back
Mandarin's House ©
Mandarin's House

4
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.
Visiting Sanya Zhujiang Nantian Spa and Yalong Bay Tropical Paradise Forest Park will get you outdoors. Kids will enjoy Yalong Bay and Nanshan Temple. There's much more to do: take a tour by water with Dadonghai Beach, walk around Luhuitou Park, and enjoy the sand and surf at Baifu Bay.

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Traveling by flight from Hong Kong to Sanya takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Hong Kong in February, expect nights in Sanya to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lijiang.

Things to do in Sanya

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Yalong Bay ©
Yalong Bay
Nanshan Temple ©
Nanshan Temple
Yalong Bay Tropical Paradise Forest Park ©
Yalong Bay Tropical Paradise Forest Park

4
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.
Get some cultural insight at Yulong (Jade Dragon) Mountain and Mufu Palace. Take a break from the city and head to Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hutiao Xia) and Spruce Plateau (Yunshan Ping). Take a break from Lijiang with a short trip to Yushui Village in Yulong County, about 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Shuhe Ancient Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of Longquan Temple of Lijiang, tour the pleasant surroundings at White Water River, and take in the pleasant sights at Blue Moon Valley.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Lijiang vacation maker site.

Traveling by flight from Sanya to Lijiang takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lhasa.

Things to do in Lijiang

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Yulong County, Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hutiao Xia)
Highlights from your plan
Yulong (Jade Dragon) Mountain ©
Yulong (Jade Dragon) Mountain
Shuhe Ancient Town ©
Shuhe Ancient Town
Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hutiao Xia) ©
Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hutiao Xia)

4
nights
Lhasa

The capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, Lhasa possesses a wealth of Tibetan Buddhist sites of historical and cultural importance.
Take a break from the city and head to Off-Road Tours and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Popular historic sites such as Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street are in your itinerary. There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si) and steep yourself in history at Sera Monastery.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Lhasa road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Lijiang to Lhasa in 6 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Dunhuang.

Things to do in Lhasa

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

3
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 16th (Sun), explore the ancient world of Xijin Tomb, thentake your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mingsha Shan - Echoing-Sand Mountain, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mogao Caves, and finally take an in-depth tour of Dunhuang Folk Museum. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Shouchang City Site off Dunhuang and then get to know the fascinating history of West Lake Nature Reserve of Dunhuang.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Dunhuang online tour planner.

You can fly from Lhasa to Dunhuang in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dunhuang

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

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