31 days in China Itinerary

31 days in China Itinerary

Created using Inspirock China travel planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Beijing Capital International Airport, Drive to Luanping County
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Luanping County
— 1 night
Drive
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Beijing
— 5 nights
Fly
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Shanghai
— 5 nights
Fly
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Hong Kong
— 6 nights
Fly
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Xi'an
— 4 nights
Drive
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Jiuzhaigou County
— 2 nights
Bus to Song Pan airport, Fly to Chengdu
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Chengdu
— 2 nights
Drive
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Leshan
— 1 night
Fly
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Lhasa
— 4 nights
Fly

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Luanping County

— 1 night
On the 2nd (Mon), see Jinshanling Great Wall.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Luanping County visit planner.

Rome, Italy to Luanping County is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Rome to Luanping County, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Beijing.

Things to do in Luanping County

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Beijing

— 5 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.
Beijing is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Mutianyu Great Wall, ponder the world of politics at Temple of Heaven, take some stellar pictures from Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), and browse for treasures at Panjiayuan Antique Market.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Beijing trip planner.

Drive from Luanping County to Beijing in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In August in Beijing, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Shanghai

— 5 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: take in the pleasant sights at The Bund (Wai Tan), take in nature's colorful creations at Yu Garden (Yuyuan), browse the different shops at South Bund Soft Spinning Material Market, and take a stroll through Zhujiajiao Ancient Town.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Shanghai route site.

Getting from Beijing to Shanghai by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Beijing in August since evenings lows in Shanghai dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Shanghai

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums

Hong Kong

— 6 nights

Pearl of the Orient

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Pack the 13th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Hong Kong Disneyland. Spend the 14th (Sat) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Ocean Park. There's still lots to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Victoria Peak (The Peak), take in the waterfront at Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, pause for some photo ops at Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha), and don't miss a visit to Hong Kong Skyline.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Hong Kong trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Shanghai to Hong Kong takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. August in Hong Kong sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 32°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Xi'an

— 4 nights

Birthplace of Chinese Civilization

Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
Spend the 20th (Fri) wandering through the wild on Travel China Guide. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Xi'an Bell Tower, contemplate the long history of Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta), and don't miss a visit to Muslim Quarter.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Xi'an trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Hong Kong to Xi'an takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Xi'an when traveling from Hong Kong in August, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Jiuzhaigou County.

Things to do in Xi'an

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Jiuzhaigou County

— 2 nights
Nine villages make up Jiuzhaigou County, a valley with a wealth of natural sites protected by UNESCO.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Pearl Shoal Waterfalls and then admire the verdant scenery at Rize Valley.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Jiuzhaigou County trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Xi'an to Jiuzhaigou County takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Chengdu.

Things to do in Jiuzhaigou County

Parks · Nature

Chengdu

— 2 nights

Hibiscus City

The home of giant pandas for more than two million years, Chengdu's vast human history cowers in comparison to the natural heritage of the area.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Jinsha Site Museum, identify plant and animal life at Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wenshu Yuan Monastery, and finally take in the views from Anshun Bridge (Dongmen Bridge). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Yinchang Valley and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Chengdu trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jiuzhaigou County to Chengdu in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Leshan.

Things to do in Chengdu

Tours · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Leshan

— 1 night
The city of Leshan sits proudly at the confluence of three rivers, and has become known for its World Heritage Site and importance to Buddhism in the country.
On the 27th (Fri), take in the views from Leshan Bridge and then pause for some photo ops at Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo).

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Leshan road trip app.

You can drive from Chengdu to Leshan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Lhasa.
Highlights from your trip

Lhasa

— 4 nights
The capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, Lhasa possesses a wealth of Tibetan Buddhist sites of historical and cultural importance.
Lhasa is known for historic sites, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Potala Palace, steep yourself in history at Sera Monastery, see Off-Road Tours, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Lhasa road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Leshan to Lhasa takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. August in Lhasa sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lhasa

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

China travel guide

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Landmarks · Observation Decks · History Museums
With well over 1.3 billion residents, China represents the most populous country in the world, considered by many the cradle of civilization thanks to its history spanning many millennia. While a single trip to China rarely satisfies curious travelers, a well-organized tour reveals a land of awe-inspiring natural scenery, ancient monuments, and giant cities, where the diverse population includes almost 60 different ethnic groups speaking dozens of distinct languages. While many Westerners may know China mostly for its centuries-old tradition of martial arts, discerning travelers visit this vast nation for its outstanding cuisine, pristine landscapes, epic train journeys, and small towns of hardworking and genuinely hospitable people.