22 days in China Itinerary

22 days in China Itinerary

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22 days in China Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly:  17 h
1
Lhasa
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  5 h
2
Chengdu
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  5 h 45 min
3
Jiuzhaigou County
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  6 h 45 min
4
Xi'an
— 3 nights
+4
Bus + Fly + Bus + Foot + Train:  6 h 15 min
5
Hong Kong
— 4 nights
+3
Train + Foot + Bus + Fly:  5 h 15 min
6
Shanghai
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
7
Beijing
— 4 nights
Fly:  12 h 45 min
End: Brussels

2
nights
Lhasa

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, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Potala Palace, get outside with Outdoor Activities, contemplate the long history of Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si), and make a trip to Barkhor Street.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Lhasa trip maker site.

Brussels, Belgium to Lhasa is an approximately 17- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Brussels to Lhasa is 7 hours. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Chengdu.

Things to do in Lhasa

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
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Off-Road Tours
Potala Palace ©
Potala Palace
Jokhang Temple ©
Jokhang Temple

2
nights
Chengdu

Chengdu ©
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 5th (Thu): look for gifts at Suit Republic, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then identify plant and animal life at Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi), and finally take an in-depth tour of Jinsha Site Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: visit West China Center of Medical Sciences, snap pictures at Anshun Bridge (Dongmen Bridge), and then take a memorable drive along Sichuan Tibet Highway (southern route).

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Chengdu trip maker site.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Lhasa to Chengdu in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Lhasa in August: highs in Chengdu hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Jiuzhaigou County.

Things to do in Chengdu

Scenic Drive Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Sichuan Tibet Highway (southern route)
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Jinsha Site Museum ©
Jinsha Site Museum
Spas

2
nights
Jiuzhaigou County

Jiuzhaigou County ©
Nine villages make up Jiuzhaigou County, a valley with a wealth of natural sites protected by UNESCO.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): make a trip to Jiuzhaigou National Arts Center and then explore the striking landscape of Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sun): admire the verdant scenery at Rize Valley and then identify plant and animal life at Upper Seasonal Sea in Jiuzhaigou Valley.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Jiuzhaigou County road trip planning site.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Chengdu to Jiuzhaigou County in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Jiuzhaigou County

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve ©
Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve
Jiuzhaigou National Arts Center ©
Jiuzhaigou National Arts Center

3
nights
Xi'an

Xi'an
Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
Xi'an is known for museums, historic sites, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, don't miss a visit to Muslim Quarter, enjoy breathtaking views from Xi'an Bell Tower, and learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Xi'an trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Jiuzhaigou County to Xi'an in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Xi'an

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
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Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang) ©
Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang)
Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta) ©
Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta)

4
nights
Hong Kong

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Hong Kong is known for shopping, theme parks, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Hong Kong Disneyland, stroll around Nan Lian Garden, get curious at Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences, and take an in-depth tour of Hong Kong Museum of History.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Hong Kong trip builder site.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and train from Xi'an to Hong Kong takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Xi'an in August, Hong Kong is a bit warmer at night with lows of 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks Theme Parks Nature
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Hong Kong Disneyland ©
Hong Kong Disneyland
Ocean Park ©
Ocean Park

3
nights
Shanghai

Shanghai ©
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 plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to The Bund (Wai Tan), shop like a local with Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), admire the striking features of Jin Mao Tower, and examine the collection at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan).

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Shanghai online trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Hong Kong to Shanghai in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Shanghai

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 18:
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The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Yu Garden (Yuyuan) ©
Yu Garden (Yuyuan)
Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu) ©

4
nights
Beijing

Beijing ©
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: see Mutianyu Great Wall, take some stellar pictures from Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), examine the collection at National Museum Of China, and take an in-depth tour of Lama Temple (Yonghegong).

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Beijing tour itinerary maker website.

Getting from Shanghai to Beijing by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Shanghai in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 24°C in Beijing. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Mutianyu Great Wall ©
Mutianyu Great Wall
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum

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