31 days in China, Toulouse & Paris Itinerary

31 days in China, Toulouse & Paris Itinerary

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Toulouse, France
— 16 nights
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Shanghai, China
— 2 nights
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Nanjing, China
— 2 nights
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Suzhou, China
— 2 nights
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Changzhou, China
— 2 nights
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Yangzhou, China
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Toulouse, France

La Ville Rose (Pink City)

On the Garonne River, Toulouse is on the site of an ancient Roman settlement, and even today, many of the smaller streets follow their Roman counterparts, while many of the red brick buildings are built in a pseudo-Roman style.
Get out of town with these interesting Toulouse side-trips: Montauban (Place Nationale, S Room Agency, &more), Eglise Notre-Dame-du-Bourg (in Rabastens) and Carcassonne Center (Place Gambetta, Le Pont Vieux (The Old Bridge), &more). Next up on the itinerary: get curious at Cite de l'espace, relax and rejuvenate at Le Riad du Bien etre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Les Jacobins, and explore the fascinating underground world of Grottes de Lacave.

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If you are flying in from The Netherlands, the closest major aiports are Toulouse-Blagnac Airport, Carcassonne Airport and Tarbes-Lourdes-Pyrénées Airport. In November, daily temperatures in Toulouse can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Toulouse

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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Paris, France

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
On the 5th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Sainte-Chapelle, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and then admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Champs-Elysees.

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Fly from Toulouse to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Toulouse in December, plan for little chillier days in Paris, with highs around 9°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

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Shanghai, China

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): admire the striking features of 1933 Old Millfun, take in panoramic vistas at Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), take in panoramic vistas at Shanghai World Financial Center, then take in the pleasant sights at The Bund (Wai Tan), and finally shop like a local with Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road). Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), admire the natural beauty at Yu Garden (Yuyuan), and then take a stroll through Tian Zi Fang.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Shanghai route planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Shanghai takes 15 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to Shanghai is 7 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Shanghai can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Nanjing.

Things to do in Shanghai

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

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Nanjing, China

Located on the south bank of the Yangtze River, Nanjing was the capital city of numerous dynasties over the ages.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Presidential palace of Nanjing, then get engrossed in the history at The Memorial of the Nanjing Massacre, and then don't miss a visit to Shiziqiao Food Street. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Jiming Temple, steep yourself in history at Sun Yatsen Mausoleum (Zhongshan Ling), and then stroll the grounds of Xiaoling Tomb of Ming Dynasty.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Nanjing online trip maker.

You can take a train from Shanghai to Nanjing in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Shanghai in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of 1°C in Nanjing. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Suzhou.

Things to do in Nanjing

Historic Sites · Museums

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Suzhou, China

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 12th (Sat): shop like a local with Pingjiang Road, then see the interesting displays at Suzhou Museum, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Humble Administrator's Garden. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Shantang Street, steep yourself in history at Tongli Town, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Ruiguang Tower.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Suzhou travel website.

Getting from Nanjing to Suzhou by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Changzhou.

Things to do in Suzhou

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums

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Changzhou, China

Sitting on the southern bank of the Yangtze River, Changzhou provides convenient access to a number of natural sights and boasts a varied set of cultural attractions, while remaining off the main tourist radar.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tianning Temple and then walk around Hongmei Park. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Huishan old town and then stroll around China Dinosaur Park.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Changzhou trip website.

You can take a train from Suzhou to Changzhou in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Yangzhou.

Things to do in Changzhou

Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Yangzhou, China

Nestled at the meeting point of two major waterways, the Yangtze River and the Grand Canal, cultural Yangzhou bears a long and vibrant history as an economic and commercial center since ancient times.
Take a break from Yangzhou with a short trip to Yangtze River in Taixing, about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: stroll through Slender West Lake, admire the natural beauty at Geyuan Garden, take in the views from Runyang Bridge, and contemplate the long history of The Lotus Bridge.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Yangzhou trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Changzhou to Yangzhou in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus.

Things to do in Yangzhou

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.

Jiangsu travel guide

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Gardens · Bodies of Water · Parks
Most foreign travelers consider the province of Jiangsu synonymous with Suzhou, one of China's top tourist destinations and a world-famous economic powerhouse. But beyond this modern city with an old-world charm, the province offers a 900 km (500 mi) stretch of coastline on the Yellow Sea, as well as a slew of historic sites that include World Heritage-listed gardens, tombs, temples, and water villages. A tour of Jiangsu can also lead you on a journey of discovery along the Yangtze River, a mighty body of water flanked by a series of pleasant canal towns.