30 days in China Itinerary

30 days in China Itinerary

Created using Inspirock China travel route planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Hong Kong
— 6 nights
Fly
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Shanghai
— 5 nights
Train
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Suzhou
— 3 nights
Drive
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Hangzhou
— 3 nights
Train
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Huangshan
— 2 nights
Fly
6
Xi'an
— 3 nights
Fly
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Beijing
— 5 nights
Drive
8
Luanping County
— 2 nights
Drive to Beijing Capital International Airport, Fly to Addis Ababa

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Hong Kong

— 6 nights

Pearl of the Orient

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Pack the 3rd (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Hong Kong Disneyland. Spend the 6th (Sat) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Ocean Park. There's lots more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Victoria Peak (The Peak), engage your brain at Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences, don't miss a visit to Hong Kong Skyline, and take a leisurely stroll along Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Hong Kong day trip planning website.

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to Hong Kong is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from East Africa Time (EAT) to Hong Kong Standard Time (HKT) is 5 hours. Traveling from Addis Ababa in March, expect a bit warmer with lows of 20°C in Hong Kong. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Shanghai.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Shanghai

— 5 nights

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.
On the 12th (Fri), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's much more to do: take in the pleasant sights at The Bund (Wai Tan), pause for some photo ops at Jade Buddha Temple, wander the streets of Former French Concession, and browse the different shops at South Bund Soft Spinning Material Market.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Shanghai trip planner.

Getting from Hong Kong to Shanghai by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In March, Shanghai is little chillier than Hong Kong - with highs of 18°C and lows of 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Suzhou.

Things to do in Shanghai

Tours · Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods

Suzhou

— 3 nights

Venice of the East

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.
Go for a jaunt from Suzhou to Jiashan County to see Xitang Ancient Town about 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Tongli Town, stroll around The Classical Gardens of Suzhou, get to know the fascinating history of Shantang Street, and examine the collection at Suzhou Museum.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Suzhou online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Shanghai to Suzhou takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Shanghai in March since evenings lows in Suzhou dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hangzhou.

Things to do in Suzhou

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Hangzhou

— 3 nights

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.
Hangzhou is known for historic sites, parks, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at West Lake (Xi Hu), stroll around Prince Bay Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baopu Taoist Temple, and steep yourself in history at Lingyin Temple.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Hangzhou road trip site.

You can drive from Suzhou to Hangzhou in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Suzhou in March, expect little chillier with lows of 9°C in Hangzhou. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Huangshan.

Things to do in Hangzhou

Historic Sites · Parks

Huangshan

— 2 nights
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.
On the 20th (Sat), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Huangshan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Huangshan Nanqiao Building and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Qiyun Mountain.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Huangshan driving holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Hangzhou to Huangshan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to fly to Xi'an.

Things to do in Huangshan

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

Xi'an

— 3 nights

Birthplace of Chinese Civilization

Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
Spend the 23rd (Tue) wandering through the wild on Travel China Guide. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, steep yourself in history at Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta), explore the ancient world of Eastern Royal Tombs of the Qin Dynasty of Xi'an, and enjoy breathtaking views from Xi'an Bell Tower.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Xi'an journey planner.

You can fly from Huangshan to Xi'an in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March in Xi'an, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can fly to Beijing.

Things to do in Xi'an

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Beijing

— 5 nights
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, ponder the world of politics at Temple of Heaven, find something for the whole family at Olympic Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Ming Tombs (Ming Shishan Ling).

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Beijing road trip planning app.

You can fly from Xi'an to Beijing in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Xi'an in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Beijing, with lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to drive to Luanping County.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Luanping County

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): make a trip to Jinshanling Great Wall.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Luanping County road trip planning site.

Getting from Beijing to Luanping County by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. You will leave for home on the 31st (Wed).

Things to do in Luanping County

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

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.