14 days in China Itinerary

14 days in China Itinerary

Created using Inspirock China trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Lijiang
— 1 day
Fly
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Hong Kong
— 3 nights
Fly
3
Shanghai
— 3 nights
Fly
4
Beijing
— 4 nights
Fly
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Xi'an
— 2 nights
Fly to Jiuzhai Huanglong, Bus to Jiuzhaigou County
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Jiuzhaigou County
— 1 night
Bus to Song Pan airport, Fly to Chengdu

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Lijiang

— 1 day

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.
On the 27th (Sun), stroll through Black Dragon Pond Park and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town of Lijiang - China.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Lijiang online tour builder.

Chengdu to Lijiang is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Lijiang

Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 27 — 28:

Hong Kong

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Orient

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Pack the 29th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Hong Kong Disneyland. Spend the 30th (Wed) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Ocean Park. There's lots more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Victoria Peak (The Peak), make a trip to Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, and get engrossed in the history at Hong Kong Museum of History.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Hong Kong trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Lijiang to Hong Kong takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Hong Kong can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to fly to Shanghai.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 27 — 30:

Shanghai

— 3 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 parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at The Bund (Wai Tan), admire the natural beauty at Yu Garden (Yuyuan), wander the streets of Xintiandi, and take some stellar pictures from Jin Mao Tower.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Shanghai day trip planning site.

You can fly from Hong Kong to Shanghai in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Hong Kong in June, with highs in Shanghai at 33°C and lows at 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Beijing.

Things to do in Shanghai

Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 3:

Beijing

— 4 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: see Mutianyu Great Wall, pause for some photo ops at Bell and Drum Towers, take some stellar pictures from Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan), and see the interesting displays at National Museum Of China.

To see maps and more tourist information, go to the Beijing trip maker tool.

You can fly from Shanghai to Beijing in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Shanghai in July, plan for little chillier nights in Beijing, with lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Xi'an.

Things to do in Beijing

Find places to stay Jul 3 — 7:

Xi'an

— 2 nights

Birthplace of Chinese Civilization

Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses and then explore the ancient world of Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): gain insight with Travel China Guide.

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

Traveling by flight from Beijing to Xi'an takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Xi'an are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Jiuzhaigou County.

Things to do in Xi'an

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 9:

Jiuzhaigou County

— 1 night
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 10th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Jiuzhaigou County online trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Xi'an to Jiuzhaigou County in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jiuzhaigou County

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 10:
Highlights from your trip

China travel guide

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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.