9 days in East Asia Itinerary

9 days in East Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock China trip planner

Make it your trip
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Changsha
Train
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Wuhan
— 1 night
Fly
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Jiashan County
— 1 night
Train
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Shanghai
— 2 nights
Fly
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Qingdao
— 1 night
Fly
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Beijing
— 1 night
Fly to Jiuzhai Huanglong, Bus to Jiuzhaigou County
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Jiuzhaigou County
— 1 day
Bus to Xinnanmen Bus Station, Fly to Dali
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Dali
— 1 day
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Train to Heqing, Taxi to Lijiang, Fly to Nanning

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Changsha

Star City

A good starting point for explorations of the province, Changsha stands as a modern city with 3,000 years of history behind it.
To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Changsha tour planner.

Nanning to Changsha is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. You will leave for Wuhan on the 20th (Mon).

Things to do in Changsha

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Shopping

Wuhan

— 1 night
The provincial capital, Wuhan represents a major hub of commerce, industry, and culture in the center of the country.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Hubei Provincial Museum.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Wuhan trip itinerary planning site.

You can take a train from Changsha to Wuhan in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in April, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Jiashan County.

Things to do in Wuhan

Museums
Highlights from your trip

Jiashan County

— 1 night

Land of Fish and Rice

On a tour of Jiashan County, administered by the city of Jiaxing, you can enjoy its quiet, scenic countryside, picturesque scenery, and a variety of rivers and lakes that offer pleasant getaways from the hustle and bustle of civilization.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): make a trip to Jiaxing Xitang Wine Museum, then admire the striking features of Yanyu Gallery, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Xitang Ancient Town.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Jiashan County trip maker app.

Fly from Wuhan to Jiashan County in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April in Jiashan County, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Shanghai.

Things to do in Jiashan County

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Shanghai

— 2 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.
On the 23rd (Thu), see the interesting displays at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), enjoy breathtaking views from Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), then take in panoramic vistas at Shanghai World Financial Center, and finally take in the pleasant sights at The Bund (Wai Tan). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): wander the streets of Former French Concession, then get a taste of the local shopping with Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), and then take in nature's colorful creations at Yu Garden (Yuyuan).

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Shanghai holiday planner.

You can take a train from Jiashan County to Shanghai in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Shanghai can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Qingdao.

Things to do in Shanghai

Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Qingdao

— 1 night
The city of Qingdao has become particularly well known for its clean streets, orderly layout, and blending of the old and the new.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): take in the waterfront at Zhanqiao Pier and then make a trip to Badaguan Scenic Resort.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Qingdao sightseeing planning site.

Traveling by flight from Shanghai to Qingdao takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Shanghai in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Qingdao, with lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can fly to Beijing.

Beijing

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Lama Temple (Yonghegong), make a trip to Bell and Drum Towers, then explore the galleries of The Palace Museum, and finally get great views at Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang).

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You can fly from Qingdao to Beijing in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Beijing can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Jiuzhaigou County.

Things to do in Beijing

Museums · Historic Sites

Jiuzhaigou County

— 1 day
Nine villages make up Jiuzhaigou County, a valley with a wealth of natural sites protected by UNESCO. Some of the natural sites are considered holy by the local Tibetan and Qiang minorities, with many legends and anecdotes associated with each lake, waterfall, off-shoot valley, and snowcapped peak.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve and then don't miss a visit to Jiuzhaigou National Arts Center.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Jiuzhaigou County driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Beijing to Jiuzhaigou County in 10 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Dali.

Things to do in Jiuzhaigou County

Nature · Parks

Dali

— 1 day
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): stop by Dali Ancient, take in panoramic vistas at Three Pagodas of Chongsheng Temple (Northwest Gate), and then take in the exciting artwork at Da Li Shi Kong Guo Shi Museum.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Dali tour builder site.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jiuzhaigou County to Dali in 11 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, taxi, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dali

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Zhejiang travel guide

4.1
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.

Sichuan travel guide

4.1
Wildlife Areas · Historic Walking Areas · National Parks
Thanks to its famed animal sanctuaries, many foreigners equate the vast province of Sichuan with the adorable panda bear. In the heart of China, a tour of Sichuan often begins in Chengdu, a modern city that boasts one of the world's biggest buildings. Beyond Chengdu's urban bustle, tourists discover a quiet countryside flanked by sacred mountains and dotted with ancient villages living to the beat of their own drum. In the north of the province, alpine valleys and green lakes appeal to nature lovers looking for fresh air and exercise. In the south, you can find a history-steeped landscape trodden by far fewer travelers than any other part of the region.