49 days in China Itinerary

49 days in China Itinerary

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49 days in China Itinerary

Start: Brno
Train + Fly:  14 h 15 min
1
Beijing
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Luanping County
— 1 night
Taxi + Train:  7 h 45 min
3
Harbin
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  6 h 15 min
4
Shanghai
— 5 nights
Train:  45 min
5
Suzhou
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
6
Huangshan
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + Bus + Foot + Train:  4 h 30 min
7
Hong Kong
— 6 nights
+3
Train + Foot + Bus + Fly:  6 h 15 min
8
Xi'an
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  6 h 45 min
9
Jiuzhaigou County
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  10 h 45 min
10
Lijiang
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  6 h
11
Lhasa
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  28 h
End: Brno

5
nights
Beijing

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.
Beijing is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Mutianyu Great Wall, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Heaven, and steep yourself in history at Ming Tombs (Ming Shishan Ling).

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Beijing sightseeing planner.

Brno, Czech Republic to Beijing is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Brno to Beijing due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Brno in February since evenings lows in Beijing dip to -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Luanping County.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 13 — 18:
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Mutianyu Great Wall ©
Mutianyu Great Wall
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum

1
night
Luanping County

Luanping County ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): make a trip to Jinshanling Great Wall.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Luanping County road trip planning site .

You can drive from Beijing to Luanping County in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Harbin.

Things to do in Luanping County

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 18 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Jinshanling Great Wall ©
Jinshanling Great Wall

3
nights
Harbin

Harbin ©
The influence of neighboring Russia remains visible throughout much of Harbin, with the country's northernmost metropolis possessing an intoxicating eclecticism in its architecture, food, and art.
Harbin is known for theme parks, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Harbin Ice and Snow World, make a trip to Harbin West Railway Station, examine the collection at Saint Sophia Cathedral, and relax in the rural setting at Harbin Northern Modern City Agriculture Model Garden.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Harbin journey planner.

Getting from Luanping County to Harbin by combination of taxi and train takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or drive. In February, daytime highs in Harbin are -7°C, while nighttime lows are -23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Harbin

Museums Parks Theme Parks
Find places to stay Feb 19 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Saint Sophia Cathedral ©
Saint Sophia Cathedral
Harbin Ice and Snow World ©
Harbin Ice and Snow World
Zhongyang Pedestrian Street ©
Zhongyang Pedestrian Street

5
nights
Shanghai

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.
Shanghai is known for shopping, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Bund (Wai Tan), get the lay of the land with Walking tours, admire the landmark architecture of Zhujiajiao Ancient Town, and enjoy breathtaking views from Shanghai World Financial Center.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Shanghai attractions website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Harbin to Shanghai takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Harbin in February, with highs in Shanghai at 12°C and lows at 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Suzhou.

Things to do in Shanghai

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Feb 23 — 28:
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The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu) ©
Yu Garden (Yuyuan) ©
Yu Garden (Yuyuan)

4
nights
Suzhou

Suzhou ©
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Suzhou side-trips: Lanxiu Park of Jiaxing (in Jiaxing), Shaxi Ancient Town (in Taicang) and Jiashan County (Huanxiu Bridge & Xitang Ancient Town). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Suzhou Garden Museum, steep yourself in history at Tongli Town, walk around The Classical Gardens of Suzhou, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Shantang Street.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Suzhou trip itinerary planning website .

Take a train from Shanghai to Suzhou in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and train; or drive. While traveling from Shanghai, expect colder days and slightly colder nights in Suzhou, ranging from highs of -5°C to lows of -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Huangshan.

Things to do in Suzhou

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Jiashan County, Lanxiu Park of Jiaxing, Shaxi Ancient Town
Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 3:
Highlights from your plan
Xitang Ancient Town ©
Xitang Ancient Town
Suzhou Garden Museum ©
Suzhou Garden Museum
Tongli Town ©
Tongli Town

4
nights
Huangshan

Huangshan ©
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Huangshan: Stone Great Wall Scienc Spot (in Lin'an) and She County (Xuguo Stone Arch & Huangshan Nanqiao Building). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Huangshan, contemplate the long history of Former Residence of Cheng Dawei, and see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Huangshan vacation planning tool .

You can fly from Suzhou to Huangshan in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Huangshan

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

She County, Stone Great Wall Scienc Spot
Find places to stay Mar 3 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Mt. Huangshan ©
Mt. Huangshan

6
nights
Hong Kong

Hong Kong ©
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, get engrossed in the history at Hong Kong Museum of History, stroll around Nan Lian Garden, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lantau island.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Hong Kong tour itinerary site .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Huangshan to Hong Kong takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, subway, and train; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Hong Kong are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 7 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Hong Kong Disneyland ©
Hong Kong Disneyland
Ocean Park ©
Ocean Park

5
nights
Xi'an

Xi'an
Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
Change things up with a short trip to Western Han Dynasty Mausoleums in Xianyang (about 52 minutes away). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, walk around Celebration Palace Park, go all around town with City Tours, and explore the ancient world of Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang).

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Xi'an online journey planner .

Getting from Hong Kong to Xi'an by combination of train and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. When traveling from Hong Kong in March, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Xi'an: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Jiuzhaigou County.

Things to do in Xi'an

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Western Han Dynasty Mausoleums
Find places to stay Mar 13 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang) ©
Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang)
Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta) ©
Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta)

4
nights
Jiuzhaigou County

Jiuzhaigou County ©
Nine villages make up Jiuzhaigou County, a valley with a wealth of natural sites protected by UNESCO.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jiuzhaigou County: Songpan County (Huanglong Valley & Huanglong Scenic Valley). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve, appreciate the views at Shuzheng Valley, explore the activities along Grass Lake, and identify plant and animal life at Upper Seasonal Sea in Jiuzhaigou Valley.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Jiuzhaigou County trip itinerary planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Xi'an to Jiuzhaigou County in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Lijiang.

Things to do in Jiuzhaigou County

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Songpan County
Find places to stay Mar 18 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve ©
Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve
Huanglong Scenic Valley ©
Huanglong Scenic Valley

3
nights
Lijiang

Lijiang ©
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.
Step out of Lijiang to go to Yulong County and see Baisha Naxi Embroidery Institute, which is approximately 30 minutes away. Spend the 24th (Tue) exploring nature at Three Parallel Rivers National Park. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Old Town of Lijiang - China, admire the local landmark of Black Dragon Pond Park, explore the striking landscape of Mt. Laojun Mountain National Geological Park ,Yulong Liming, and take some stellar pictures from Blue Moon Valley.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Lijiang online vacation planner .

Getting from Jiuzhaigou County to Lijiang by combination of bus and flight takes about 11 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Lhasa.

Things to do in Lijiang

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Yulong County
Find places to stay Mar 22 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Three Parallel Rivers National Park ©
Three Parallel Rivers National Park
Old Town of Lijiang - China
Old Town of Lijiang - China
Black Dragon Pond Park ©
Black Dragon Pond Park

4
nights
Lhasa

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, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Potala Palace, get outside with Outdoor Activities, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si), and gain a rich perspective with a tour of cultural highlights.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Lhasa road trip planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Lijiang to Lhasa in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Lhasa are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lhasa

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay Mar 26 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Potala Palace ©
Potala Palace
Jokhang Temple ©
Jokhang Temple

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