37 days in Zhejiang Itinerary

37 days in Zhejiang Itinerary

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Foot to Shanghai Pudong, Fly to Zhoushan
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Zhoushan
— 1 night
Drive
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Ningbo
— 5 nights
Train
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Shaoxing
— 3 nights
Drive
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Dongyang
— 3 nights
Drive
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Yueqing
— 2 nights
Drive
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Linhai
— 3 nights
Drive
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Jinhua
— 4 nights
Drive
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Chun'an County
— 3 nights
Taxi to Qiandaohu Station, Train to Hangzhou
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Hangzhou
— 7 nights
Drive
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Huzhou
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tongxiang
— 2 nights
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Zhoushan

— 1 night

Buddhist Paradise on the Sea

Made up of over a thousand small interconnected islands, Zhoushan lies at the southern mouth of the Yangtze River, a biodiverse city popular with holidaymakers seeking sea and sun.
On the 9th (Mon), browse the different shops at INtime Mall(street area) and then stroll around Opium War Ruins Park. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Zhujiajian Island and then head off the coast to Putuo Mountain (Putuoshan).

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Zhoushan online tour itinerary planner.

Shanghai to Zhoushan is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Ningbo.

Things to do in Zhoushan

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Historic Sites

Ningbo

— 5 nights
A bustling port city with a rich and complex history, Ningbo today offers plenty of varied sites to explore.
Change things up with these side-trips from Ningbo: Fenghua (Ningbo CTS Site, Xuedou Mountain, &more). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Tianyi Library, get to know the resident critters at Ningbo Zoo, admire the striking features of Ningbo Drum Tower Complex, and don't miss a visit to Tianyi Square.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Ningbo day trip planner.

You can drive from Zhoushan to Ningbo in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Shaoxing.

Things to do in Ningbo

Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Shaoxing

— 3 nights

City of Personages

Known as the birthplace of many famous scholars, writers, and politicians, Shaoxing attracts visitors with its traditional architecture, rich culture, and local delicacies.
Get out of town with these interesting Shaoxing side-trips: Zhuji (Xishi Huansha Stone, Baita Lake Wetland, &more). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Former Residence of Lu Xun, Shaoxing, take in the spiritual surroundings of Changqing Temple, make a trip to Shaoxing First Middle School, and get your bearings at Ancient Yue Library.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Shaoxing day trip website.

You can take a train from Ningbo to Shaoxing in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In July in Shaoxing, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Dongyang.

Things to do in Shaoxing

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Dongyang

— 3 nights
The city of Dongyang has become known for its palace complex, home to one of the most powerful local families for over 800 years.
Explore Dongyang's surroundings by going to Yiwu (Yiwu Xiuhu Park, Yiwu Museum, &more). There's more to do: contemplate the long history of Hengdian Qin Dynasty Palace and find something for the whole family at Palace of Ming and Qing Dynasties.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Dongyang trip planning site.

Drive from Shaoxing to Dongyang in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Yueqing.

Things to do in Dongyang

Theme Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Yueqing

— 2 nights
The city of Yueqing is known primarily for its proximity to the Yandang mountains, a coastal mountain range that lies to the north of the city.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Jiangxin Island and then contemplate the waterfront views at Nanxi River. On your second day here, take in the awesome beauty at Mt.Yandang Resort and then get to know the resident critters at Wenzhou Zoo.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Yueqing online holiday planner.

You can drive from Dongyang to Yueqing in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Linhai.

Things to do in Yueqing

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Linhai

— 3 nights
Linhai is a county-level city in Taizhou, Zhejiang Province situated on the banks of the Lin River in Eastern China.At the 2010 census, its population was 1,028,813 inhabitants even though its built-up (or metro) area is much smaller.It Cathedral of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is the episcopal see of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Linhai.History and sightsIts wall attracts many tourists. Venture out of the city with trips to Tiantai County (Taizhou Qiongtai Xiangu Scenic Resort & Mt. Tiantai Scenic Area) and Huayan Mountain (in Taizhou). There's much more to do: see Jiangnan Great Wall, don't miss a visit to Ziyang Old Street, head outdoors with Niutoushan Vacation Village, and contemplate the waterfront views at East Lake of Linhai.

Plan my day in Linhai using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Yueqing to Linhai in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Jinhua.

Things to do in Linhai

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

Jinhua

— 4 nights
'', is a prefecture-level city in central Zhejiang province in eastern China. Get out of town with these interesting Jinhua side-trips: Wuyi County (Jinhua Wuyi Xili Hot Spring, Guodong Village, &more) and Lishui (Lishui Liandu Baiyun Mountain & Lishui Baiyun Forest Park). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Double-Dragon Cave, stroll around Jinhua Cherry Park, get in on the family fun at Camellia Park, and browse the different shops at The first department Store (Sai See Street).

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Jinhua trip planner.

Traveling by car from Linhai to Jinhua takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Chun'an County.

Things to do in Jinhua

Parks · Nature · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Chun'an County

— 3 nights
Chun'an County, situated near the large city of Hangzhou, draws visitors in with its main attraction, Thousand Island Lake, a scenic lake and eponymous town created by the construction of a dam on the Xin'an River.
Step out of Chun'an County with an excursion to Jiande Daciyan Scenic Area in Jiande--about 1h 20 min away. Spend the 1st (Wed) exploring nature at Hangzhou Qiandaohu National Forest Park. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Thousand Island Lake (Qiandao Hu), step off the mainland to explore Hangzhou Bird Island, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Qiandaohu Jiupaojie Scenic Resort.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Chun'an County vacation planner.

You can drive from Jinhua to Chun'an County in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hangzhou.

Things to do in Chun'an County

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Hangzhou

— 7 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.
Spend the 4th (Sat) exploring nature at Xixi Wetland Park. Pack the 6th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Hangzhou Songcheng. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Lingyin Temple, stroll around Prince Bay Park, don't miss a visit to Hefang Street, and steep yourself in history at Fei Lai Feng.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Hangzhou trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Chun'an County to Hangzhou by combination of taxi and train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Huzhou.

Things to do in Hangzhou

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Theme Parks

Huzhou

— 3 nights
'' is a prefecture-level city in northern Zhejiang province, China. Change things up with a short trip to Anji Bamboo Museum Garden in Anji County (about 1h 10 min away). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Huzhou Nanxun Old Town, get your bearings at Jiaye Book Library Tower, take in the awesome beauty at Hanshan Tourist Area, and contemplate the long history of Former Residence of Zhang Shiming.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Huzhou online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Hangzhou to Huzhou takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Hangzhou in August, expect Huzhou to be a bit warmer, temps between 43°C and 43°C. On the 12th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Tongxiang.

Things to do in Huzhou

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Tongxiang

— 2 nights
Tongxiang tourism focuses almost solely on the historic water town that lies within its administrative limits.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): make a trip to Wuzhen Water Town and then visit Fanglu Pavilion. On your second day here, examine the collection at Haining Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Jiaxing South Lake, and then delve into the distant past at Lanxiu Park of Jiaxing.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Tongxiang visit planner.

You can drive from Huzhou to Tongxiang in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Huzhou in August, plan for slightly colder days in Tongxiang, with highs around 39°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to take a train back home.

Things to do in Tongxiang

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Zhejiang travel guide

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Scenic Walking Areas · Historic Walking Areas · Sacred & Religious Sites
Nearly every Zhejiang itinerary features Hangzhou, a handsome provincial capital and China's top destination for domestic tourism. Formerly the national capital, this busy city remains best known for its silk and tea, but most visitors come for access to the picturesque and World Heritage-listed West Lake. Another highlight of a Zhejiang vacation is a string of charming water towns filled with restored Ming- and Qing-era architecture. Meanwhile, hundreds of islands accessible off the mainland boast notable Buddhist sites and ancient villages unmarred by the ravages of time.