27 days in China Itinerary

27 days in China Itinerary

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Fly
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Lijiang
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Xi'an
— 2 nights
Fly to Jiuzhai Huanglong, Bus to Jiuzhaigou County
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Jiuzhaigou County
— 2 nights
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Taxi to Longnan Station, Train to Guangyuan, Fly to Suzhou
4
Suzhou
— 3 nights
Train
5
Shanghai
— 6 nights
Train
6
Huangshan
— 3 nights
Fly
7
Beijing
— 5 nights
Drive
8
Luanping County
— 2 nights
Drive to Beijing Capital International Airport, Fly to Vienna

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Lijiang — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Mufu Palace.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Lijiang online trip maker.

Vienna, Austria to Lijiang is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Vienna to Lijiang is 7 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) 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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): delve into the lush surroundings at Lishan National Forest Park 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 19th (Thu): make a trip to MinLeYuan BuXingJie, admire the local landmark of Dayan Pagoda Northern Square, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Xi'an Bell Tower, then make a trip to Muslim Quarter, and finally explore the ancient world of Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang).

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Xi'an journey maker website.

Fly from Lijiang to Xi'an in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Xi'an are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Jiuzhaigou County.
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Jiuzhaigou County — 2 nights

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 21st (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Jiuzhaigou County online tour itinerary maker.

Getting from Xi'an to Jiuzhaigou County by combination of flight and bus takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Suzhou.
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Suzhou — 3 nights

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.
Take a break from Suzhou with a short trip to Wuzhen Water Town in Tongxiang, about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Tongli Town, take in nature's colorful creations at Humble Administrator's Garden, get a taste of the local shopping with Pingjiang Road, and make a trip to The Lingering Garden.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Suzhou trip itinerary builder app.

You can do a combination of taxi, train, and flight from Jiuzhaigou County to Suzhou in 11.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Shanghai.
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Shanghai — 6 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 sightseeing, shopping, and nightlife. 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), enjoy breathtaking views from Shanghai World Financial Center, and take a stroll through Former French Concession.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Shanghai trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Suzhou to Shanghai in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Huangshan.
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Huangshan — 3 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): contemplate the long history of Tunxi Ancient Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Huangshan.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Huangshan day trip planning site.

Getting from Shanghai to Huangshan by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can fly to Beijing.
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Beijing — 5 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, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), take an in-depth tour of Lama Temple (Yonghegong), find something for the whole family at Olympic Park, and admire the striking features of Tian'anmen.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Beijing day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Huangshan to Beijing takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Beijing are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Luanping County.
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Luanping County — 2 nights

On the 9th (Wed), see Jinshanling Great Wall. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Dong Cunrui Martyrs cemetery, then make a trip to LongXiang ShangYe Jie (LiMin Lu), and then take a peaceful walk through Maojing Dam Forest Park.

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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. On the 11th (Fri), you're off to home.
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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.
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