23 days in East Asia Itinerary

23 days in East Asia Itinerary

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Fly
1
Shanghai
— 1 night
Train
2
Suzhou
— 1 night
Fly
3
Xi'an
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Zhangjiajie
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Fenghuang County
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Yangshuo County
— 1 night
Drive
7
Longsheng County
— 2 nights
Drive
8
Guilin
— 1 night
Fly to Guangzhou Baiyun, Train to Hong Kong
9
Hong Kong
— 3 nights
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Bus to Shenzhen, Fly to Quzhou, Train to Wuyuan County
10
Wuyuan County
— 1 night
Drive
11
Huangshan
— 1 day
Fly
12
Beijing
— 2 nights
Drive
13
Luanping County
— 2 nights
Drive to Beijing Capital International Airport, Fly to Montreal

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Shanghai — 1 night

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.
On the 2nd (Wed), examine the collection at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), then explore the activities along Huangpu River, and then go for a walk through The Bund (Wai Tan). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): take a stroll through Xintiandi and then take a stroll through Former French Concession.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Shanghai attractions planner.

Montreal, Canada to Shanghai is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 13 hours traveling from Montreal to Shanghai. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Montreal in May: high temperatures in Shanghai hover around 30°C and lows are around 20°C. On the 3rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Suzhou.
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Suzhou — 1 night

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 3rd (Thu): steep yourself in history at Tongli Town.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Suzhou driving holiday site.

You can take a train from Shanghai to Suzhou in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Xi'an.
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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.
On the 5th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta), take in the natural beauty of Huaqing Palace, and then get engrossed in the history at The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang), admire the sheer force of Cuihua Mountain, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Xi'an Mosque.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Xi'an itinerary planner.

You can fly from Suzhou to Xi'an in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. May in Xi'an sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Zhangjiajie.
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Zhangjiajie — 2 nights

The city of Zhangjiajie has become particularly well known for its striking surrounding landscape.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tianmen Mountain National Forest Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Zhangjiajie Zixia Temple and then explore the striking landscape at Yellow Dragon Cave.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Zhangjiajie online trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Xi'an to Zhangjiajie in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Fenghuang County.
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Fenghuang County — 2 nights

The main town of Fenghuang County boasts a rich history of more than 300 years, with well-preserved architecture and cultural traditions.
On the 9th (Wed), explore the ancient world of Phoenix Ancient Town, take in the views from Phoenix Hong Bridge, then delve into the distant past at Zhunti Temple of Fenghuang Old City, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Xiangbi Mountain of Fenghuang. On your second day here, make a trip to Phoenix East Gate Scenic Area, then get engrossed in the history at Fenghuang Ancient City Museum, and then make a trip to Huangsi Bridge Ancient City.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Fenghuang County holiday planner.

You can drive from Zhangjiajie to Fenghuang County in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Yangshuo County.
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Yangshuo County — 1 night

Yangshuo County, the area surrounding a popular tourist resort town, boasts a landscape featuring all the ingredients necessary to attract a flood of tourists.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Silver Cave, take in the dramatic natural features at Moon Hill, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Yulong River.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Yangshuo County trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Fenghuang County to Yangshuo County in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Yangshuo County can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Longsheng County.
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Longsheng County — 2 nights

The highlight of a trip to Longsheng County is undoubtedly its terraced rice paddies.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Ping'an Village, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Longji Mountain, and then make a trip to Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): admire the striking features of Jin Zhu Zhuang Nationality Village.

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Traveling by car from Yangshuo County to Longsheng County takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. On the 13th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Guilin.
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Guilin — 1 night

The riverside karst landscape around Guilin has long made it a favorite with Chinese poets, photographers, and travelers.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): explore the fascinating underground world of Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan).

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, refer to the Guilin itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Longsheng County to Guilin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Guilin can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Hong Kong.
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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.
Relax by the water at Tai Long Wan and Big Wave Bay Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ruins of St. Paul's and Hong Kong Museum of History. Pack the 15th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Hong Kong Disneyland. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Hong Kong Skyline.

For photos and tourist information, read our Hong Kong itinerary planning site.

Getting from Guilin to Hong Kong by combination of flight and train takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Guilin in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 30°C in Hong Kong. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Wuyuan County.
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Wuyuan County — 1 night

Hometown of Books

With terraced green fields and brightly colored flowers painting a vivid picture across undulating hills, Wuyuan County offers a slice of pastoral bliss in China's southeast.
For maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Wuyuan County trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and train from Hong Kong to Wuyuan County takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train; or drive. You'll set off for Huangshan on the 18th (Fri).
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Huangshan — 1 day

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 18th (Fri): take in the natural beauty of Huangshan Hot Spring, identify plant and animal life at Huangshan UNESCO Global Geopark, then don't miss a visit to Tunxi Ancient Street, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tunxi Mountainous Town.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Huangshan trip planner.

Getting from Wuyuan County to Huangshan by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Beijing.
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Beijing — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): visit Back Lakes (Hou Hai), get great views at Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan), then take an in-depth tour of The Palace Museum, and finally ponder the world of politics at Temple of Heaven.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Beijing trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Huangshan to Beijing in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Luanping County.
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Luanping County — 2 nights

Take a break from the city and head to Maojing Dam Forest Park and Jiulong Lake. Change things up with a short trip to Dong Cunrui Martyrs cemetery in Longhua County (about 1h 25 min away).

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Luanping County travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Beijing to Luanping County takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.
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