21 days in China Itinerary

21 days in China Itinerary

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21 days in China Itinerary

Start: Jakarta
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Beijing
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
Guangzhou
— 2 nights
subway + train:  2​h
3
Hong Kong
— 4 nights
train:  30​min
4
Shenzhen
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Nanjing
— 2 nights
+2
train + subway + taxi:  3​h 45​min
6
Hangzhou
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Jakarta

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Great Wall of Gubeikou as well as The Great Wall at Badaling. There's lots more to do: see Mutianyu Great Wall, admire the landmark architecture of Turret of The Palace Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Summer Palace (Yiheyuan).

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Beijing online travel route planner .

Getting from Shanghai to Beijing by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Beijing when traveling from Shanghai in July, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Chongqing.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Mutianyu Great Wall ©
Mutianyu Great Wall
The Great Wall of Gubeikou ©
The Great Wall of Gubeikou
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)

2
nights
Guangzhou

Guangzhou
A massive metropolis and critical international trading hub, Guangzhou sprawls along the Pearl River, distinctly vibrant and cosmopolitan.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Zhujiang New Town, Huacheng Square, Museum of the Western Han Dynasty Mausoleum of the Nanyue King, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Huacheng Square. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get lost in a book at Guangzhou Library, don't miss a visit to Sun Yat-sen University, get to know the fascinating history of Baomo Scenery, then see the interesting displays at Museum of the Western Han Dynasty Mausoleum of the Nanyue King, and finally admire the striking features of Zhujiang New Town.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Guangzhou journey planning app .

You can fly from Beijing to Guangzhou in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Beijing in December, things will get warmer in Guangzhou: highs are around 23°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Guangzhou

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
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Baomo Scenery
Baomo Scenery
Zhujiang New Town ©
Zhujiang New Town

4
nights
Hong Kong

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tung Ping Chau, Sai kung East Country Park, Lantau Country Park, and other attractions you added.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Hong Kong road trip app .

Traveling by combination of subway and train from Guangzhou to Hong Kong takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Guangzhou in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Hong Kong, with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Shenzhen.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks Nature Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Chi Lin Nunnery ©
Chi Lin Nunnery
Hong Kong Skyline ©
Hong Kong Skyline
Nan Lian Garden ©
Nan Lian Garden

5
nights
Shenzhen

Shenzhen ©
A fairly humble collection of farming and fishing villages and towns until 1979, you wouldn't guess as much when taking a tour of Shenzhen.
You've added Dafen Oil Painting Village, Lantau island, COCO Park, and other attractions to your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Po Lin (Precious Lotus) Monastery and Lion's Pavilion at The Peak.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Shenzhen holiday builder .

Shenzhen is just a short distance from Hong Kong. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in December, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Nanjing.

Things to do in Shenzhen

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hong Kong
Highlights from your plan
Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha) ©
Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha)
Po Lin Monastery ©
Po Lin Monastery
Lion's Pavilion at The Peak ©
Lion's Pavilion at The Peak

2
nights
Nanjing

Nanjing ©
Located on the south bank of the Yangtze River, Nanjing was the capital city of numerous dynasties over the ages.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Wuhu Fantawild Adventure, Xuanwuhu Park and Xuanwu lake. It doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of The Memorial of the Nanjing Massacre.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Nanjing itinerary planning tool .

You can fly from Shenzhen to Nanjing in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Shenzhen in December, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Nanjing: temperatures range from 11°C by day to 1°C at night. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Hangzhou.

Things to do in Nanjing

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trip

Wuhu Fantawild Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Wuhu Fantawild Adventure ©
Wuhu Fantawild Adventure
Xuanwu lake ©
Xuanwu lake
Xuanwuhu Park ©
Xuanwuhu Park

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Fei Lai Feng, Ping Hu Qiu Yue and Prince Bay Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Prince Bay Park, go for a stroll along the water at Bai Causeway, then walk around Ping Hu Qiu Yue, and finally don't miss a visit to Zhejiang University.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, read our Hangzhou trip itinerary planning website .

Do a combination of train and taxi from Nanjing to Hangzhou in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In December in Hangzhou, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Hangzhou

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Bai Causeway ©
Bai Causeway
Lingyin Temple ©
Lingyin Temple
Fei Lai Feng ©
Fei Lai Feng

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