32 days in China Itinerary

32 days in China Itinerary

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Lijiang
— 4 nights
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Xi'an
— 3 nights
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Beijing
— 5 nights
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Harbin
— 4 nights
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Shanghai
— 5 nights
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Hangzhou
— 2 nights
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Huangshan
— 1 night
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Hong Kong
— 7 nights
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Lijiang — 4 nights

Suzhou on the Plateau

The cultural capital of the Naxi people, one of the 55 minority ethnic groups in the country, Lijang traces its history back over 800 years, with the city developing from a trading post on the ancient Southern Silk Road.
Spend the 27th (Tue) exploring nature at Three Parallel Rivers National Park. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Old Town of Lijiang - China, stroll through Black Dragon Pond Park, don't miss a visit to HuaMa Jie, and explore the ancient world of Beiyue Temple of Lijiang.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Lijiang trip itinerary planner.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Lijiang is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Kuwait City to Lijiang. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Xi'an.
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Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

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.
Spend the 30th (Fri) wandering through the wild on Travel China Guide. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, explore the ancient world of Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang), steep yourself in history at Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta), and don't miss a visit to Muslim Quarter.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Xi'an trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Lijiang to Xi'an by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In December in Xi'an, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to fly to Beijing.
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Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites

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, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see Mutianyu Great Wall, take an in-depth tour of Lama Temple (Yonghegong), get in on the family fun at Olympic Park, and get to know the fascinating history of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan).

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Beijing vacation planning website.

Fly from Xi'an to Beijing in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Xi'an in December, plan for slightly colder days in Beijing, with highs around 5°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Harbin.
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Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Harbin — 4 nights

Ice City

The influence of neighboring Russia remains visible throughout much of Harbin, with the country's northernmost metropolis possessing an intoxicating eclecticism in its architecture, food, and art.
Harbin is known for sightseeing, theme parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Harbin Ice and Snow World, take a peaceful walk through Harbin Forest Park, make a trip to Zhongyang Pedestrian Street, and see the interesting displays at HaErBin GuiHua ZhanLanGuan.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Harbin road trip website.

Fly from Beijing to Harbin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Beijing in January; daily highs in Harbin reach -13°C and lows reach -27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to fly to Shanghai.
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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 sightseeing, shopping, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to The Bund (Wai Tan), wander the streets of Zhujiajiao Ancient Town, walk around Century Park, and enjoy breathtaking views from Shanghai World Financial Center.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Shanghai trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Harbin to Shanghai takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Harbin in January; daily highs in Shanghai reach 11°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Hangzhou.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Hangzhou — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baopu Taoist Temple and then go for a stroll along the water at Bai Causeway. On the next day, go for a walk through West Lake (Xi Hu) and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hangzhou Baocheng Temple.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Hangzhou driving holiday planner.

You can take a train from Shanghai to Hangzhou in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Huangshan.
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Historic Sites · Parks

Huangshan — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Huangshan UNESCO Global Geopark and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Huangshan.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Huangshan sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Hangzhou to Huangshan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Hong Kong.
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Hong Kong — 7 nights

Pearl of the Orient

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Explore Hong Kong's surroundings by going to Macau (Kun Iam Temple, Ruins of St. Paul's, &more). Pack the 19th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Hong Kong Disneyland. Spend the 21st (Sat) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Ocean Park. There's lots more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Victoria Peak (The Peak), don't miss a visit to Hong Kong Skyline, step off the mainland to explore Lantau island, and get engrossed in the history at Hong Kong Museum of History.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Hong Kong visit planner.

Fly from Huangshan to Hong Kong in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in January, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow time for the flight back home.
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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.
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