25 days in China, Moscow & Vladivostok Itinerary

25 days in China, Moscow & Vladivostok Itinerary

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25 days in China, Moscow & Vladivostok Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv, Israel
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Moscow, Russia
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 30​min
2
Hong Kong, China
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h
3
Macau, China
— 1 night
train:  5​h 30​min
4
Guilin, China
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Xi'an, China
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  2​h 30​min
6
Hangzhou, China
— 4 nights
+2
taxi + subway + train:  3​h
7
Shanghai, China
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
8
Beijing, China
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  2​h 30​min
9
Vladivostok, Russia
— Few hours
fly:  7​h
10
Moscow, Russia
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Tel Aviv, Israel

1
night
Moscow, Russia

Moscow
Russia's political, economic, and cultural center, Moscow remains the most populous inland city in the world, famed for its colorful history and rich architectural heritage.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes St. Basil's Cathedral, Catholic Cathedral of The Immaculate Conception of The Blessed Virgin Mary and Moscow Kremlin (Moskovsky Kreml).

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Moscow day trip website .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Moscow is an approximately 7-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tel Aviv to Moscow. Traveling from Tel Aviv in March, things will get much colder in Moscow: highs are around 3°C and lows about -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Moscow

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Tours
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3
nights
Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck. Popular historic sites such as Stanley, Hong Kong and Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery (Man Fat Sze) are in your itinerary. Head to Tsim Sha Tsui and Tsim Sha Tsui Eastfor plenty of shopping. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Repulse Bay, make a trip to Hong Kong Skyline, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kowloon Park, and get your game on at JetOne Motion Hong Kong.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Hong Kong trip planner .

Getting from Moscow to Hong Kong by flight takes about 13.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Hong Kong Time (HKT) is 5 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Moscow in March, with highs in Hong Kong at 26°C and lows at 20°C. On the 21st (Wed), you'll travel to Macau.

Things to do in Hong Kong

#Shopping, #Neighborhoods, #Parks
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Stanley, Hong Kong ©
Stanley, Hong Kong
Repulse Bay ©
Repulse Bay

1
night
Macau, China

Macau ©
Vacation in Macau to discover one of the world's richest cities organized as an autonomous region of China that, until 1999, was administered by Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): explore the ancient world of Ruins of St. Paul's and then head outdoors with Cotai Strip Resorts.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Macau journey planner .

Macau is very close to Hong Kong. March in Macau sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Guilin.

Things to do in Macau

#Outdoors, #Historic Sites
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Cotai Strip Resorts ©
Cotai Strip Resorts
Ruins of St. Paul's ©
Ruins of St. Paul's

3
nights
Guilin, China

Guilin ©
The riverside karst landscape around Guilin has long made it a favorite with Chinese poets, photographers, and travelers.
Explore hidden gems such as Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces and Fubo Hill. Get in touch with nature at Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan) and Elephant Trunk Hill (Xiangbishan). Next up on the itinerary: get into the urban bustle at Lijiang Folk Customs Garden, explore the striking landscape at Folded Brocade Hill (Diecai Hill), look for all kinds of wild species at Guilin Botanical Garden, and snap pictures at Nanmen Bridge.

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Do a combination of taxi, train, subway, and flight from Macau to Guilin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. In March, Guilin is little chillier than Macau - with highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Guilin

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces
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Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan) ©
Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan)
Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces ©
Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces
Lijiang Folk Customs Garden ©
Lijiang Folk Customs Garden

1
night
Xi'an, China

Xi'an
Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta), then take a stroll around Dayan Tower Cultural and Leisure Scenic Resort, and then take an in-depth tour of The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses.

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Getting from Guilin to Xi'an by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Guilin in March, expect little chillier with lows of 3°C in Xi'an. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hangzhou.

Things to do in Xi'an

#Museums, #Shopping, #Historic Sites
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4
nights
Hangzhou, China

Hangzhou ©
Hangzhou, the scenic capital of Zheijang Province, remains a popular vacation choice for tourists interested in the area's numerous cultural and natural sights.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Thousand Island Lake (Qiandao Hu) and Lingyin Temple. Step out of the city life by going to Tianmushan Scenic Aera and Chuilun Tongtian River. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hangzhou: Yaoling Cave (in Tonglu County), Da'ming Mountain (in Lin'an) and Jiangnan First Barrier (in Jixi County). Spend the 27th (Tue) exploring nature at Xixi Wetland Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Hangzhou route builder site .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Xi'an to Hangzhou takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Hangzhou when traveling from Xi'an in March, with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Hangzhou

#Nature, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Lin'an, Tonglu County, Jiangnan First Barrier, Thousand Island Lake (Qiandao Hu)
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Xixi Wetland Park ©
Xixi Wetland Park
Thousand Island Lake (Qiandao Hu) ©
Thousand Island Lake (Qiandao Hu)
Lingyin Temple ©
Lingyin Temple

5
nights
Shanghai, China

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Humble Administrator's Garden and Shanghai Wild Animal Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chongming Dongtan Birds National Nature Reserve and Jinji Lake. Go for a jaunt from Shanghai to Suzhou to see Suzhou Ancient Grand Canal about 1h 50 min away. And it doesn't end there: shop like a local with Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), enjoy breathtaking views from Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), and don't miss a visit to The Bund (Wai Tan).

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Shanghai trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by combination of taxi, subway, and train from Hangzhou to Shanghai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. March in Shanghai sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Shanghai

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Suzhou, Chongming Dongtan Birds National Nature Reserve
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The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Humble Administrator's Garden ©
Humble Administrator's Garden
Suzhou Ancient Grand Canal ©
Suzhou Ancient Grand Canal

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nights
Beijing, China

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Qinglongxia Scenic Resort and Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan). Your inner history buff will appreciate Huairou Xiangshuihu Great Wall Scenic Resort and Gate of Heavenly Peace (Tian'an Men). There's lots more to do: stop by Nanluoguxiang, stroll through Shidu Nature Park, buy something for everyone on your list at Qianmen Main Street Mall, and look for all kinds of wild species at Beijing Wildlife Park.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Beijing trip builder website .

Fly from Shanghai to Beijing in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Shanghai in April, plan for little chillier nights in Beijing, with lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Vladivostok.

Things to do in Beijing

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Historic Sites
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Qinglongxia Scenic Resort ©
Qinglongxia Scenic Resort
Gate of Heavenly Peace (Tian'an Men) ©
Beijing Wildlife Park ©
Beijing Wildlife Park

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hours
Vladivostok, Russia

Vladivostok ©
Often compared to San Francisco and Naples, the sprawling eastern city of Vladivostok serves as the largest Russian port on the Pacific Ocean.
On the 8th (Sun), explore by horseback at Astafyev's Bay.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Vladivostok trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Beijing to Vladivostok takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Beijing to Vladivostok due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Beijing in April, plan for much colder days in Vladivostok, with highs around 13°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Vladivostok

#Trails, #Nature, #Beaches
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Astafyev's Bay ©
Astafyev's Bay

1
night
Moscow, Russia

Moscow
For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Moscow online journey maker .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Vladivostok to Moscow in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Vladivostok to Moscow, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. On the 9th (Mon), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Moscow

#Museums, #Nightlife, #Historic Sites
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