35 days in China Itinerary

35 days in China Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Chengdu
— 3 nights
2
Dali
— 7 nights
3
Sanya
— 4 nights
4
Guangzhou
— 2 nights
5
Hong Kong
— 2 nights
6
Anxi County
— 1 night
7
Hangzhou
— 2 nights
8
Shanghai
— 3 nights
9
Nanjing
— 2 nights
10
Xuzhou
— 2 nights
11
Xuchang
— 1 day
12
Beijing
— 4 nights

3
nights
Chengdu

Chengdu ©
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.
On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then identify plant and animal life at Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi).

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Chengdu travel itinerary planner.

London, UK to Chengdu is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to China Standard Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from London in March, with highs in Chengdu at 21°C and lows at 12°C. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Dali.

Things to do in Chengdu

Wildlife · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Jinli Pedestrian Street
Jinli Pedestrian Street
Nature & Wildlife Tours

7
nights
Dali

Dali ©
Combining a glorious past with modern conveniences and scenic natural surroundings, Dali stands out as one of the most popular tourist destinations in Yunnan, perched in a strategic location and boasting fertile fields for agriculture.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Weishan Ancient City and Dali Catholic Church. Get some historical perspective at Dali Erhai Tianjing Temple and Four Scenic Resorts of Dali. There's lots more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Erhai Lake, identify plant and animal life at Cang Hill Scenic Resort, Kunming, and stop by Dali Ancient.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Dali road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Chengdu to Dali takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. On the 11th (Sat), you're off to Sanya.

Things to do in Dali

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Cang Hill Scenic Resort, Kunming, Weishan Ancient City
Highlights from your plan
Weishan Ancient City ©
Weishan Ancient City
Erhai Lake ©
Erhai Lake
Dali Ancient ©
Dali Ancient

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.
Relax by the water at Tianya Haijiao and Dadonghai Beach. Get in touch with nature at Sanya River Birds Nature Reserve and Yalong Bay. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nanshan Temple, wander the streets of Sanya Redaiyulin Square, delve into the lush surroundings at Sanya Tropical Paradise, and look for all kinds of wild species at Sanya Coral Reef National Nature Reserve.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Sanya trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Dali to Sanya takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in March, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Guangzhou.

Things to do in Sanya

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Yalong Bay ©
Yalong Bay
Nanshan Temple ©
Nanshan Temple
Sanya Redaiyulin Square ©
Sanya Redaiyulin Square

2
nights
Guangzhou

Guangzhou ©
A massive metropolis and critical international trading hub, Guangzhou sprawls along the Pearl River, distinctly vibrant and cosmopolitan.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): explore the different monuments and memorials at Muslim Hero Tomb and then head off the coast to Shamian Island.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Guangzhou day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Sanya to Guangzhou takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Sanya in March, things will get a bit cooler in Guangzhou: highs are around 26°C and lows about 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Guangzhou

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Shamian Island ©
Shamian Island
Spas

2
nights
Hong Kong

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
On your second day here, admire the striking features of Hung Shing Temple, wander the streets of Soho, then contemplate the long history of Time Ball Tower, then hike along Yuen Tsuen Ancient Trail, and finally delve into the distant past at Shrine of the Earth God.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Hong Kong trip planner.

Traveling by car from Guangzhou to Hong Kong takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Anxi County.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Dragon's Back ©
Dragon's Back
Shek O Beach ©
Shek O Beach
Soho ©
Soho

1
night
Anxi County

Anxi County
To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Anxi County trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Hong Kong to Anxi County with the Route module. Traveling from Hong Kong in March, expect nights in Anxi County to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Hangzhou.

Things to do in Anxi County

Historic Sites

2
nights
Hangzhou

Hangzhou ©
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 21st (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Faxi Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lingyin Temple, then stroll through Yunxi Zhujing Scenic Resort, and finally tee off at Westlake International Golf and Country Club. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Jingci Temple and then steep yourself in history at Xiang Lake Tourist Resort Area of Hangzhou.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Hangzhou day trip planning website.

Explore your travel options from Anxi County to Hangzhou with the Route module. Traveling from Anxi County in March, plan for slightly colder nights in Hangzhou, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Shanghai.

Things to do in Hangzhou

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Lingyin Temple ©
Lingyin Temple
Jingci Temple ©
Jingci Temple

3
nights
Shanghai

Shanghai ©
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Bund (Wai Tan) and Former French Concession. Discover out-of-the-way places like Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum and Fuxing Park. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), take in the spiritual surroundings of Longhua Temple, delve into the lush surroundings at Huangpu Park, and take a stroll through Taikang Road.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Shanghai trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Hangzhou to Shanghai by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and train; or do a combination of taxi and train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Nanjing.

Things to do in Shanghai

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Longhua Temple ©
Longhua Temple
Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum ©
Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum

2
nights
Nanjing

Nanjing ©
Located on the south bank of the Yangtze River, Nanjing was the capital city of numerous dynasties over the ages.
Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of The Memorial of the Nanjing Massacre and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Laomendong.

To see more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Nanjing tour planning website.

Getting from Shanghai to Nanjing by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In March, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Xuzhou.

Things to do in Nanjing

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Qixia Temple ©
Qixia Temple
The Memorial of the Nanjing Massacre ©
The Memorial of the Nanjing Massacre
Qixia Mountain ©
Qixia Mountain

2
nights
Xuzhou

Xuzhou ©
Xuzhou, known as Pengcheng in ancient times, is a major city in and the fourth largest prefecture-level city of Jiangsu Province, China. On the 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Culture Scenic Spotof Han Dynasty and then steep yourself in history at Western Han Dynasty Terracotta Warriors.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Xuzhou trip maker.

Traveling by train from Nanjing to Xuzhou takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Xuchang.

Things to do in Xuzhou

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Yaowan Ancient Town ©
Yaowan Ancient Town
Xuzhou Museum ©
Xuzhou Museum

1
day
Xuchang

Xuchang ©
Xuchang is a prefecture-level city in central Henan province in Central China. On the 30th (Thu), delve into the distant past at Royal Court, explore the different monuments and memorials at Wangyun's Tomb, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Xuchang Wenfeng Tower.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Xuchang online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Xuzhou to Xuchang by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. In March, daily temperatures in Xuchang can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Xuchang

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Xuchang Wenfeng Tower ©
Xuchang Wenfeng Tower

4
nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Palace Museum and Meridian Gate (Wu Men). Popular historic sites such as Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) and Peking Former Residence of Soong Ching Ling (Song Qingling Guju) are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, explore the activities along Back Lakes (Hou Hai), stroll around Temple of Heaven, and wander the streets of 798 Art Zone.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Beijing online trip itinerary builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Xuchang to Beijing. Traveling from Xuchang in March, Beijing is little chillier at night with lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)

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