28 days in China Itinerary

28 days in China Itinerary

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Beijing
— 4 nights
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Xi'an
— 1 night
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Chengdu
— 2 nights
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Guilin
— 1 night
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Yangshuo County
— 3 nights
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Sanjiang
— 3 nights
7
Hongjiang
— 1 night
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Fenghuang County
— 3 nights
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Zhangjiajie
— 3 nights
10
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: don't miss a visit to Mutianyu Great Wall, ponder the world of politics at Temple of Heaven, appreciate the extensive heritage of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), and stroll through Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan).

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Beijing trip planning website.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Beijing is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to China Standard Time is 7 hours. 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 23rd (Tue) 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

1
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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.
You've now added Muslim market to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): stop by Muslim market, then delve into the distant past at Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang), and then get engrossed in the history at The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Xi'an travel planner.

Take a train from Beijing to Xi'an in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Xi'an are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Chengdu.

Things to do in Xi'an

Highlights from your plan
Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang) ©
Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang)
Muslim market ©
Muslim market

2
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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.
You've now added Jinli Pedestrian Street to your itinerary. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi) and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wenshu Yuan Monastery.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Chengdu itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Xi'an to Chengdu takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Chengdu can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. On the 26th (Fri), you'll travel to Guilin.

Things to do in Chengdu

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Wenshu Yuan Monastery ©
Wenshu Yuan Monastery
Jinli Pedestrian Street
Jinli Pedestrian Street

1
night
Guilin

Guilin
The riverside karst landscape around Guilin has long made it a favorite with Chinese poets, photographers, and travelers.
For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Guilin trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Chengdu to Guilin by train takes about 17 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. On the 28th (Sun), you're off to Yangshuo County.

Things to do in Guilin

Parks · Tours · Nature · Historic Sites

3
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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 28th (Sun), make a trip to Jiuxian Ancient Village. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Yulong River, make a trip to West Street, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Yangshuo County driving holiday planning website.

You can drive from Guilin to Yangshuo County in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Yangshuo County are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to Sanjiang.

Things to do in Yangshuo County

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

3
nights
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).

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Sanjiang day trip planning site.

Drive from Yangshuo County to Sanjiang in 3 hours. July in Sanjiang sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) 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. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): contemplate the long history of Qianyang Ancient Town and then make a trip to Hongjiang Ancient Commercial City.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Hongjiang trip app.

Getting from Sanjiang to Hongjiang by car takes about 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) 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

3
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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: contemplate the long history of Phoenix Ancient Town, explore the striking landscape at Tuojiang Rock, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Xiangbi Mountain of Fenghuang, and take an in-depth tour of Fenghuang Ancient City Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Fenghuang County trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Hongjiang to Fenghuang County takes 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Zhangjiajie.

Things to do in Fenghuang County

Parks · Nature · 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 8th (Thu) among lush scenery at Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. Spend the 9th (Fri) exploring nature at Tianmen Mountain National Forest Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Yellow Dragon Cave and contemplate the waterfront views at Baofeng Lake.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Zhangjiajie trip planning app.

You can 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 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Zhangjiajie

Parks · Nature
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: take in the pleasant sights at The Bund (Wai Tan), take in panoramic vistas at Shanghai World Financial Center, examine the collection at Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall, and take in nature's colorful creations at Yu Garden (Yuyuan).

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Shanghai travel route planner.

Fly from Zhangjiajie to Shanghai in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Shanghai can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough 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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