35 days in China Itinerary

35 days in China Itinerary

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35 days in China Itinerary

Start: Beijing
Fly:  4​h
1
Qingdao
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Xi'an
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  6​h
3
Emeishan
— 2 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  8​h
4
Sanya
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Hong Kong
— 7 nights
+3
train + foot + bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Huangshan
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
7
Shanghai
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h
8
Beijing
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Luanping County
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
End: Beijing

2
nights
Qingdao

Qingdao ©
The city of Qingdao has become particularly well known for its clean streets, orderly layout, and blending of the old and the new.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Huashi Villa (Huashi Lou) and then kick back and relax at Qingdao Second Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Qingdao Shilaoren Bathing Beach, then kick back and relax at Golden beach (Huang Dao), and then stroll through Qingdao Zhongshan Park.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Qingdao holiday maker website .

Beijing to Qingdao is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Qingdao

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Qingdao Second Beach ©
Qingdao Second Beach
Huashi Villa (Huashi Lou) ©
Huashi Villa (Huashi Lou)
Golden Beach (Huang Dao) ©
Golden Beach (Huang Dao)

2
nights
Xi'an

Xi'an
Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang), then enjoy breathtaking views from Xi'an Bell Tower, and then steep yourself in history at Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, then steep yourself in history at Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor, and then take in the natural beauty of Huaqing Palace.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Xi'an trip itinerary app .

You can fly from Qingdao to Xi'an in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Emeishan.

Things to do in Xi'an

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang) ©
Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang)
Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta) ©
Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta)

2
nights
Emeishan

Emeishan ©
A city forever linked with the mountain of the same name, Emeishan sits next to one of the four sacred Buddhist mountains of China, now a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Mt. Emei Natural Ecology Monkey Reserve.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Emeishan trip site .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Xi'an to Emeishan in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sanya.

Things to do in Emeishan

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Emei Mountain ©
Emei Mountain
E'meishan Jinding Scenic Resort ©
E'meishan Jinding Scenic Resort

3
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.
Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Tianya Haijiao and then get outside with Dadonghai Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Sanya trip builder app .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Emeishan to Sanya in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of taxi and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Sanya

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Yalong Bay ©
Yalong Bay
Tianya Haijiao ©
Tianya Haijiao
Sanya Redaiyulin Square ©
Sanya Redaiyulin Square

7
nights
Hong Kong

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Hong Kong Museum of History and Ruins of St. Paul's are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Tai Long Wan and Big Wave Bay Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Hong Kong side-trips: Macau (Casino at Venetian Macao & Taipa Village Macau). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at South Bay ( Hongkong Island), tour the pleasant surroundings at Long Ke Beach, head off the coast to Sharp Island, and wander the streets of Mong Kok.

For reviews and more tourist information, go to the Hong Kong holiday maker website .

You can fly from Sanya to Hong Kong in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Sanya in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Hong Kong, with lows of 32°C. On the 29th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Huangshan.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Macau
Highlights from your plan
Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Ruins of St. Paul's
Ruins of St. Paul's
Hong Kong Museum of History ©
Hong Kong Museum of History

3
nights
Huangshan

Huangshan ©
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Hongcun Ancient Village and Xidi Ancient Village. Get a sense of the local culture at Mt. Huangshan (Yellow Mountain) and Tunxi Ancient Street. There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Xihai Great Canyon and take in the natural beauty of Huangshan Hot Spring.

For traveler tips and tourist information, use the Huangshan trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Hong Kong to Huangshan by combination of bus and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Huangshan

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Xidi Ancient Village, Hongcun Ancient Village
Highlights from your plan
Mt. Huangshan ©
Mt. Huangshan
Hongcun Ancient Village ©
Hongcun Ancient Village
Xidi Ancient Village ©
Xidi Ancient Village

6
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.
Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan) and Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Centre will appeal to museum buffs. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Former French Concession and Jade Buddha Temple. Get out of town with these interesting Shanghai side-trips: Zhouzhuang Water Town (in Kunshan) and Tongli Town (in Suzhou). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of The Bund (Wai Tan), take in panoramic vistas at Shanghai World Financial Center, wander the streets of Taikang Road, and admire the striking features of Zhujiajiao Ancient Town.

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Traveling by flight from Huangshan to Shanghai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Shanghai can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Shanghai

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Tongli Town, Zhouzhuang Water Town
Highlights from your plan
Former French Concession ©
Former French Concession
The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan) ©

6
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Mutianyu Great Wall and Back Lakes (Hou Hai). Museum-lovers will appreciate The Palace Museum and Lama Temple (Yonghegong). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), contemplate the long history of Temple of Heaven (Tiantan Park), take in panoramic vistas at Bell and Drum Towers, and take some stellar pictures from Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang).

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Beijing trip tool .

You can fly from Shanghai to Beijing in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Shanghai in August, Beijing is little chillier at night with lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Luanping County.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Mutianyu Great Wall ©
Mutianyu Great Wall
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum

3
nights
Luanping County

Luanping County ©
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Jinshanling Great Wall and Imperial Summer Palace of Mountain Resort. Escape the urban bustle at Eight Outer Temples in The Bishu Villa and Jiulong Lake.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Luanping County day trip planning app .

Drive from Beijing to Luanping County in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Luanping County

Historic Sites Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Chengde, Jiulong Lake
Highlights from your plan
Jinshanling Great Wall ©
Jinshanling Great Wall

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