32 days in China Itinerary

32 days in China Itinerary

Created using Inspirock China trip maker

Make it your trip
Fly
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Beijing
— 4 nights
Fly
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Shanghai
— 4 nights
Train
3
Suzhou
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Huangshan
— 1 night
Fly
5
Hong Kong
— 5 nights
Fly
6
Xi'an
— 3 nights
Fly to Jiuzhai Huanglong, Bus to Jiuzhaigou County
7
Jiuzhaigou County
— 2 nights
Bus to Song Pan airport, Fly to Chengdu
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Chengdu
— 2 nights
Fly
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Lijiang
— 2 nights
Fly
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Lhasa
— 3 nights
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Beijing

— 4 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, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see Mutianyu Great Wall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ming Tombs (Ming Shishan Ling), contemplate the long history of Temple of Heaven, and try out the rides at Olympic Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Beijing trip itinerary planning website.

Lisbon, Portugal to Beijing is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Lisbon to Beijing. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Lisbon in March: high temperatures in Beijing hover around 17°C and lows are around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to fly to Shanghai.

Things to do in Beijing

Find places to stay Mar 24 — 28:

Shanghai

— 4 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 shopping, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through The Bund (Wai Tan), see the interesting displays at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), shop like a local with Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), and take in panoramic vistas at Shanghai World Financial Center.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Shanghai online vacation builder.

You can fly from Beijing to Shanghai in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Beijing in March since evenings lows in Shanghai dip to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Suzhou.

Things to do in Shanghai

Find places to stay Mar 28 — Apr 1:

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Suzhou: Xitang Ancient Town (in Jiashan County) and Shaxi Ancient Town (in Taicang). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Tongli Town, examine the collection at Suzhou Museum, walk around The Classical Gardens of Suzhou, and get to know the fascinating history of Shantang Street.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Suzhou day trip site.

You can take a train from Shanghai to Suzhou in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Huangshan.

Things to do in Suzhou

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 1 — 4:

Huangshan

— 1 night
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.
On the 5th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Huangshan UNESCO Global Geopark and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Huangshan.

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Huangshan trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Suzhou to Huangshan takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to fly to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Huangshan

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 5:

Hong Kong

— 5 nights

Pearl of the Orient

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, make a trip to Hong Kong Skyline, walk around Nan Lian Garden, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ocean Park.

Before you visit Hong Kong, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from Huangshan to Hong Kong in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Hong Kong can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Xi'an.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 10:

Xi'an

— 3 nights

Birthplace of Chinese Civilization

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: get engrossed in the history at The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, explore the ancient world of Eastern Royal Tombs of the Qin Dynasty of Xi'an, steep yourself in history at Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta), and take in panoramic vistas at Xi'an Bell Tower.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Xi'an journey builder app.

Traveling by flight from Hong Kong to Xi'an takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Hong Kong in April: highs in Xi'an hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Jiuzhaigou County.

Things to do in Xi'an

Find places to stay Apr 10 — 13:

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve and then don't miss a visit to Jiuzhaigou National Arts Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the verdant scenery at Rize Valley and then identify plant and animal life at Upper Seasonal Sea in Jiuzhaigou Valley.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Jiuzhaigou County online trip builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Xi'an to Jiuzhaigou County takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Chengdu.

Things to do in Jiuzhaigou County

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 15:

Chengdu

— 2 nights

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 16th (Thu): walk around Beihu Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi), and then take an in-depth tour of Jinsha Site Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the old-fashioned way with a train tour.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Chengdu trip itinerary planning app.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jiuzhaigou County to Chengdu in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Chengdu sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can fly to Lijiang.

Things to do in Chengdu

Tours · Parks · Museums · Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 17:

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 18th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Blue Moon Valley and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Three Parallel Rivers National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Black Dragon Pond Park and then make a trip to Old Town of Lijiang - China.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Lijiang trip planning website.

You can fly from Chengdu to Lijiang in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Lhasa.

Things to do in Lijiang

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 19:

Lhasa

— 3 nights
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, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jokhang Temple, steep yourself in history at Sera Monastery, see Off-Road Tours, and get a tailor-made plan with Private Tours.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Lhasa road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Lijiang to Lhasa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. April in Lhasa sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Lhasa

Find places to stay Apr 19 — 22:

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.