27 days in China Itinerary

27 days in China Itinerary

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Beijing
— 5 nights
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Dunhuang
— 2 nights
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Lhasa
— 2 nights
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Chengdu
— 1 night
Fly to Jiuzhai Huanglong, Bus to Jiuzhaigou Scenic Spot
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Jiuzhaigou County
— 4 nights
Taxi to Longnan Chengzhou, Fly to Xi An
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Xi'an
— 2 nights
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Shanghai
— 4 nights
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Hong Kong
— 5 nights
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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.
Spend the 16th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: see Mutianyu Great Wall, appreciate the history behind Bell and Drum Towers, take an in-depth tour of The Palace Museum, and make a trip to Summer Palace (Yiheyuan).

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Beijing tour itinerary planning website.

Lima, Peru to Beijing is an approximately 28-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 13 hours traveling from Lima to Beijing. While traveling from Lima, expect warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Beijing, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Dunhuang.

Things to do in Beijing

Find places to stay Jul 11 — 16:

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Dunhuang

Once a vital stop-off on the Silk Road trade route, Dunhuang today offers travelers of all persuasions a place to rest in the middle of the desert.
On the 17th (Sat), explore the world behind art at Dunhuang Grotto Art Protection,Examination and Exhibition Center, explore the fascinating underground world of Mogao Caves, and then get engrossed in the history at Library Cave Heritage Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll the grounds of Xijin Tomb and then take in the awesome beauty at Mingsha Shan - Echoing-Sand Mountain.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Dunhuang online route planner.

You can fly from Beijing to Dunhuang in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Lhasa.

Things to do in Dunhuang

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 16 — 18:

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Lhasa

The capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, Lhasa possesses a wealth of Tibetan Buddhist sites of historical and cultural importance.
On the 19th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si) and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Potala Palace, contemplate the long history of Sera Monastery, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jokhang Temple.

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Traveling by flight from Dunhuang to Lhasa takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Lhasa can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Chengdu.

Things to do in Lhasa

Find places to stay Jul 18 — 20:

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Chengdu

Hibiscus City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): snap pictures at Anshun Bridge (Dongmen Bridge), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then look for all kinds of wild species at Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi), and finally take an in-depth tour of Jinsha Site Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Chengdu online route planner.

You can fly from Lhasa to Chengdu in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lhasa in July, expect Chengdu to be somewhat warmer, temps between 37°C and 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Jiuzhaigou County.

Things to do in Chengdu

Museums · Spas · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 21:

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Jiuzhaigou County

Nine villages make up Jiuzhaigou County, a valley with a wealth of natural sites protected by UNESCO.
Change things up with these side-trips from Jiuzhaigou County: Songpan County (Huanglong Valley & Huanglong Scenic Valley). Spend the 22nd (Thu) exploring nature at Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve. There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Pearl Shoal Waterfalls, admire the verdant scenery at Rize Valley, and identify plant and animal life at Upper Seasonal Sea in Jiuzhaigou Valley.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Jiuzhaigou County online day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Chengdu to Jiuzhaigou County takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 25th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Jiuzhaigou County

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 21 — 25:

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Xi'an

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 26th (Mon): gain insight with Travel China Guide. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses and then explore the ancient world of Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang).

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Xi'an trip planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Jiuzhaigou County to Xi'an in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In July, daily temperatures in Xi'an can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Xi'an

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 27:

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Shanghai

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 museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Bund (Wai Tan), take in nature's colorful creations at Yu Garden (Yuyuan), appreciate the history behind Jade Buddha Temple, and examine the collection at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan).

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Shanghai vacation planner.

You can fly from Xi'an to Shanghai in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Xi'an in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Shanghai, with lows of 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Shanghai

Find places to stay Jul 27 — 31:

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Hong Kong

Pearl of the Orient

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Pack the 1st (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Hong Kong Disneyland. Spend the 2nd (Mon) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Ocean Park. There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Lantau island, don't miss a visit to Hong Kong Skyline, look for gifts at MILK Shirts, and get engrossed in the history at Hong Kong Museum of History.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Hong Kong trip tool.

Fly from Shanghai to Hong Kong in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July in Hong Kong, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 32°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 5:

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.