32 days in Jiangsu Itinerary

32 days in Jiangsu Itinerary

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Xuzhou
— 5 nights
Train
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Nanjing
— 6 nights
Train
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Changzhou
— 4 nights
Train
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Suzhou
— 6 nights
Drive
5
Taicang
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yixing
— 7 nights
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Xuzhou

— 5 nights
Xuzhou, known as Pengcheng in ancient times, is a major city in and the fourth largest prefecture-level city of Jiangsu Province, China. Explore Xuzhou's surroundings by going to Suqian (Luoma Lake Wetland & King Xiang Hometown) and Maling Mountain (in Xinyi). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Western Han Dynasty Terracotta Warriors, visit Yunlong Mountain Cable, explore the activities along Yunlong Lake, and take an in-depth tour of Xuzhou Museum.

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Melbourne, Australia to Xuzhou is an approximately 22-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Melbourne to Xuzhou due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can take a train to Nanjing.

Things to do in Xuzhou

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Nanjing

— 6 nights
Located on the south bank of the Yangtze River, Nanjing was the capital city of numerous dynasties over the ages.
Get out of town with these interesting Nanjing side-trips: Shaobo Lake (in Jiangdu) and Yangzhou (Core Pacific City-wide life Plaza, Guanyin Mountain of Yangzhou, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Sun Yatsen Mausoleum (Zhongshan Ling), contemplate the waterfront views at Bailuzhou Park, contemplate the long history of Nanjing City Wall (Ming City Wall), and get engrossed in the history at Nanjing Museum (Nanjing Bowuyuan).

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Getting from Xuzhou to Nanjing by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow time for the train ride to Changzhou.

Things to do in Nanjing

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Changzhou

— 4 nights
Sitting on the southern bank of the Yangtze River, Changzhou provides convenient access to a number of natural sights and boasts a varied set of cultural attractions, while remaining off the main tourist radar.
Explore Changzhou's surroundings by going to Jiangyin Zhongshan Park (in Jiangyin), Hualuogeng Memorial Hall (in Jintan) and Wuxi (Lingshan Buddhist Scenic Spot, Meiyuan Hengshan Scenic Area, &more). The adventure continues: walk around China Dinosaur Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tianning Temple, and steep yourself in history at Juqiubai's Former Residence.

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Traveling by train from Nanjing to Changzhou takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Nanjing in August, you will find days in Changzhou are somewhat warmer (43°C), and nights are warmer (43°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can take a train to Suzhou.

Things to do in Changzhou

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Suzhou

— 6 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Suzhou side-trips: China Abacus Calculation Museums (in Nantong), Jiashan County (Xitang Ancient Town & Yanyu Gallery) and Xingfu Temple (in Changshu). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Humble Administrator's Garden, walk around The Classical Gardens of Suzhou, get to know the fascinating history of Shantang Street, and steep yourself in history at Luzhi Town.

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You can take a train from Changzhou to Suzhou in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 43°C, and evening lows to 43°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Taicang.

Things to do in Suzhou

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Taicang

— 2 nights
Taicang is a county-level city under the jurisdiction of Suzhou, Jiangsu province. On the 24th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Taicang Museum, then contemplate the long history of Shaxi Ancient Town, and then stroll around Yanshan Garden. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Nanguang Temple, then admire the landmark architecture of Reviewing Stand, then see the interesting displays at TaiCang WanDa GuangChang ZhanShi ZhongXin, and finally stroll around Jincanghu Park.

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Traveling by car from Suzhou to Taicang takes 1.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Suzhou in August, with highs in Taicang at 38°C and lows at 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Yixing.

Things to do in Taicang

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites
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Yixing

— 7 nights
Yixing is a county-level city with a population of 1.24 million administrated under the prefecture-level city of Wuxi in southern Jiangsu province, People's Republic of China, and is part of the Yangtze River Delta. Explore Yixing's surroundings by going to Feiying Tower (in Huzhou) and Liyang (Nashan Bamboo Sea, Tianmu Lake, &more). Spend the 26th (Mon) exploring nature at Longbeishan Mountain National Forest Park. The adventure continues: walk around Yixing Zhuhai, explore the fascinating underground world of Zhanggong Cave, and see the interesting displays at Yixing china Museum.

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Traveling by car from Taicang to Yixing takes 2.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Taicang in August, with highs in Yixing at 43°C and lows at 43°C. On the 1st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yixing

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Jiangsu travel guide

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Gardens · Bodies of Water · Parks
Most foreign travelers consider the province of Jiangsu synonymous with Suzhou, one of China's top tourist destinations and a world-famous economic powerhouse. But beyond this modern city with an old-world charm, the province offers a 900 km (500 mi) stretch of coastline on the Yellow Sea, as well as a slew of historic sites that include World Heritage-listed gardens, tombs, temples, and water villages. A tour of Jiangsu can also lead you on a journey of discovery along the Yangtze River, a mighty body of water flanked by a series of pleasant canal towns.