13 days in China Itinerary

13 days in China Itinerary

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13 days in China Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Zhangjiajie
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Guangzhou
— 1 night
+2
subway + foot + Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Xiamen
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
4
Guilin
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Ahmedabad

3
nights
Zhangjiajie

Zhangjiajie ©
The city of Zhangjiajie has become particularly well known for its striking surrounding landscape.
Visiting Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area of Zhangjiajie and Tianmen Mountain National Forest Park will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tianzi Mountain Clouds and Tianzi Mountain. On the 14th (Tue), enjoy a day of scenic exploration at Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. The adventure continues: make a trip to Huangshi Village.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Zhangjiajie trip planner .

Ahmedabad, India to Zhangjiajie is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Ahmedabad to Zhangjiajie due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Guangzhou.

Things to do in Zhangjiajie

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Zhangjiajie National Forest Park ©
Zhangjiajie National Forest Park
Tianzi Mountain Clouds ©
Tianzi Mountain Clouds
Tianzi Mountain ©
Tianzi Mountain

1
night
Guangzhou

Guangzhou ©
A massive metropolis and critical international trading hub, Guangzhou sprawls along the Pearl River, distinctly vibrant and cosmopolitan.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): make a trip to Canton Tower, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then wander the streets of Shamian Island.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Guangzhou trip builder app .

Getting from Zhangjiajie to Guangzhou by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in May, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Xiamen.

Things to do in Guangzhou

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Canton Tower ©
Canton Tower
Spas
Shamian Island ©
Shamian Island

3
nights
Xiamen

Xiamen ©
Known for centuries as a gateway to China, the port city of Xiamen has become a destination in itself, first to domestic visitors and now to a growing number of people from across the world.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kulangsu Huandao Road and Huaijiu Gulangyu Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Xiamen Guanyinshan Sand Sculpture Cultural Park and Xiamen Riyuegu Hot Spring Resort Communities. There's still lots to do: shop like a local with Gulangyu, don't miss a visit to Hongshan Temple, see the interesting displays at Xiamen Piano Museum, and steep yourself in history at Zheng Chenggong Training Field Ruins.

To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Xiamen trip itinerary website .

You can do a combination of subway and flight from Guangzhou to Xiamen in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Xiamen are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Guilin.

Things to do in Xiamen

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Gulangyu ©
Gulangyu
Kulangsu Huandao Road ©
Kulangsu Huandao Road
Huaijiu Gulangyu Museum ©
Huaijiu Gulangyu Museum

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nights
Guilin

Guilin ©
The riverside karst landscape around Guilin has long made it a favorite with Chinese poets, photographers, and travelers.
Head to Guilin Merryland Resort and Lijiang Folk Customs Gardenfor plenty of shopping. Discover out-of-the-way places like Huangbu Beach and Longji Mountain. Step out of Guilin with an excursion to Ping'an Village in Longsheng County--about 1h 35 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan), take in the dramatic natural features at Folded Brocade Hill (Diecai Hill), and see the interesting displays at Guilin Museum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Guilin trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by flight from Xiamen to Guilin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Guilin can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. On the 25th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Guilin

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trips

Longsheng County, Guilin Merryland Resort, Huangbu Beach
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Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan) ©
Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan)
Ping'an Village ©
Ping'an Village
Lijiang Folk Customs Garden ©
Lijiang Folk Customs Garden

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