39 days in East Asia Itinerary

39 days in East Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock China trip itinerary planner

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Fly
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Beijing
— 4 nights
Drive
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Luanping County
— 2 nights
Bus to Dongzhimen, Fly to Qingdao
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Qingdao
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Ningbo
— 2 nights
Train
5
Shanghai
— 4 nights
Train
6
Suzhou
— 3 nights
Drive
7
Hangzhou
— 6 nights
Train
8
Huangshan
— 2 nights
Fly
9
Xi'an
— 3 nights
Train
10
Luoyang
— 1 night
Fly
11
Hong Kong
— 5 nights
Helicopter
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Macau
— 2 nights
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Beijing

— 4 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Gubei Water Town, Lost emperor Forbidden city walking tour and Longqing Gorge. There's still lots to do: see Mutianyu Great Wall, stroll through Temple of Heaven, take an in-depth tour of The Palace Museum, and take in panoramic vistas at Bell and Drum Towers.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Beijing online trip planner.

Halifax, Canada to Beijing is an approximately 20-hour flight. Traveling from Halifax to Beijing, you'll lose 12 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, Beijing is a bit warmer than Halifax - with highs of 37°C and lows of 24°C. You'll set off for Luanping County on the 4th (Sat).

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Luanping County

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): see Jinshanling Great Wall.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Luanping County trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Beijing to Luanping County takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. On the 6th (Mon), you're off to Qingdao.

Things to do in Luanping County

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Qingdao

— 2 nights
The city of Qingdao has become particularly well known for its clean streets, orderly layout, and blending of the old and the new.
On the 7th (Tue), make a trip to May Fourth Square and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Laoshan Scenic Area. Here are some ideas for day two: take a leisurely stroll along Zhanqiao Pier and then examine the collection at Qingdao Beer Museum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Qingdao tour builder.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Luanping County to Qingdao takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. In September, daytime highs in Qingdao are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to fly to Ningbo.

Things to do in Qingdao

Museums · Nature · Parks

Ningbo

— 2 nights
A bustling port city with a rich and complex history, Ningbo today offers plenty of varied sites to explore.
On the 9th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Seven-pagoda Temple, then shop like a local with Tianyi Square, and then examine the collection at Tianyi Library. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Tiantong Temple, examine the collection at Ningbo Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Shuice Stela.

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Traveling by flight from Qingdao to Ningbo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Shanghai.

Things to do in Ningbo

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Shanghai

— 4 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.
Shanghai is known for shopping, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through The Bund (Wai Tan), shop like a local with Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), enjoy breathtaking views from Shanghai World Financial Center, and don't miss a visit to Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu).

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Shanghai route planner.

Traveling by train from Ningbo to Shanghai takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. September in Shanghai sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Suzhou.

Things to do in Shanghai

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Tours

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Shantang Street, then take in panoramic vistas at Ruiguang Tower, and then steep yourself in history at Tongli Town. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around The Classical Gardens of Suzhou, admire the natural beauty at Humble Administrator's Garden, then examine the collection at Suzhou Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Zhuangyuan Culture Museum.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Suzhou trip planning app.

Getting from Shanghai to Suzhou by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hangzhou.

Things to do in Suzhou

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Hangzhou

— 6 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.
Take a break from Hangzhou with a short trip to Yaoling Cave in Tonglu County, about 1h 40 min away. Pack the 23rd (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Hangzhou Songcheng. The adventure continues: go for a walk through West Lake (Xi Hu), stroll around West Lake Colored Port View Fish Garden, appreciate the extensive heritage of Gu Shan (Solitary Hill), and examine the collection at National Tea Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Hangzhou tour app.

You can drive from Suzhou to Hangzhou in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. September in Hangzhou sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can take a train to Huangshan.

Things to do in Hangzhou

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Theme Parks

Side Trip

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Mt. Huangshan. On the 24th (Fri), take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Huangshan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Xihai Great Canyon.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Huangshan sightseeing planning site.

Take a train from Hangzhou to Huangshan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Xi'an.

Things to do in Huangshan

Nature · Parks

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.
Xi'an is known for museums, historic sites, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Xi'an Mosque, make a trip to Kaiyuan Square, and take in panoramic vistas at Xi'an Bell Tower.

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Getting from Huangshan to Xi'an by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. September in Xi'an sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Luoyang.

Things to do in Xi'an

Historic Sites · Museums

Luoyang

— 1 night
One of the oldest imperial cities in the country, Luoyang gives access to a wealth of cultural sites protected by UNESCO for their importance to the world's cultural heritage.
To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Luoyang trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by train from Xi'an to Luoyang takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. You will leave for Hong Kong on the 29th (Wed).

Things to do in Luoyang

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Hong Kong

— 5 nights

Pearl of the Orient

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Cheung Chau Island, Lion Rock, Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha), and other attractions. Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Victoria Peak (The Peak), get curious at Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences, make a trip to Hong Kong Skyline, and get engrossed in the history at Hong Kong Museum of History.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Hong Kong online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Luoyang to Hong Kong takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Hong Kong can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. You'll set off for Macau on the 4th (Mon).

Things to do in Hong Kong

Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Macau

— 2 nights
Vacation in Macau to discover one of the world's richest cities organized as an autonomous region of China that, until 1999, was administered by Portugal.
Macau is known for historic sites, casinos, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Ruins of St. Paul's, browse the collection at Patane Library, enjoy breathtaking views from Macau Tower Convention & Entertainment Centre, and get to know the fascinating history of Historic Centre of Macau.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Macau tour itinerary planning tool.

You can do a combination of from Hong Kong to Macau in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or ride a ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Macau

Historic Sites · Casinos · Fun & Games · Museums