52 days in East Asia Itinerary

52 days in East Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock China holiday planner

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Chengdu
— 3 nights
Train to Shapingba Station, Subway to Changshengqiao
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Chongqing
— 3 nights
Subway to N. Square of Chongqing N. station, Train to Hankou
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Wuhan
— 2 nights
Train
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Changsha
— 3 nights
Train
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Hong Kong
— 3 nights
Fly
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Quanzhou
— 3 nights
Drive
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Fuzhou
— 3 nights
Drive
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Taizhou
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hangzhou
— 3 nights
Train
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Suzhou
— 3 nights
Train
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Shanghai
— 5 nights
Fly to Liuting Airport, Drive to Weifang
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Weifang
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tianjin
— 3 nights
Train
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Beijing
— 5 nights
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Chengdu

— 3 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.
For shopping fun, head to Suit Republic or IFS. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mount Qingcheng and Jinli Pedestrian Street. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi), appreciate the extensive heritage of Kuanzhai Alley, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wenshu Yuan Monastery, and make a trip to Tianfu Square.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Chengdu online trip itinerary maker.

Billund, Denmark to Chengdu is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to China Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Billund in April, expect Chengdu to be much hotter, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Chongqing.

Things to do in Chengdu

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 4:

Chongqing

— 3 nights
With one of the most populated and largest metropolitan areas in the world, Chongqing was the de facto capital of China during World War II.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Ciqikou (Porcelain Port) and Ghost City of Fengdu. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Three Gorges Museum and Old City Wall. The adventure continues: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get a taste of the local shopping with Jiefangbei Square, and make a trip to Changshou Ancient Town.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Chongqing online day trip planner.

Drive from Chengdu to Chongqing in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and subway. April in Chongqing sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Wuhan.

Things to do in Chongqing

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 8:

Wuhan

— 2 nights
The provincial capital, Wuhan represents a major hub of commerce, industry, and culture in the center of the country.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Dalin Museum for Sexology, take in the views from Wuhan Yangtze River Bridge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Guiyuan Temple, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Alexander Nevsky Russian Orthodox Church. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Mo Hill, then get engrossed in the history at Hubei Provincial Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Chu River Han Street.

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Wuhan online vacation planner.

You can fly from Chongqing to Wuhan in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and train; or drive. In April in Wuhan, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Changsha.

Things to do in Wuhan

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 11:

Changsha

— 3 nights

Star City

A good starting point for explorations of the province, Changsha stands as a modern city with 3,000 years of history behind it.
Do your shopping at Hyatt party ID Mall and Changsha Nanjiao Park. Get some cultural insight at Yuelu Academy and Huangxing Cemetery. Change things up with these side-trips from Changsha: Shaoshan (Mao Zedong's Former Residence (Shao Shan) & Nan'an Old-style Private School). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Yuelu, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Hunan University, enjoy breathtaking views from Changsha Ferris wheel, and steep yourself in history at Tianxin Tower.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Changsha trip itinerary planning tool.

You can take a train from Wuhan to Changsha in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Changsha

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 10 — 14:

Hong Kong

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Orient

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Head to IFC mall and MILK Shirtsfor some retail therapy. Lantau island and Stanley are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Pack the 16th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Hong Kong Disneyland. The adventure continues: take in panoramic vistas at Victoria Peak (The Peak).

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Hong Kong day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Changsha to Hong Kong takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in April, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Quanzhou.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 14 — 17:

Quanzhou

— 3 nights
A rich maritime history has left Quanzhou with its distinctive look and feel.
Chongwu Ancient Town and Mazu Temple of Meizhou are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Qinyuan Mountain and Qingjing Mosque. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Quanzhou Maritime Museum.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Quanzhou trip builder tool.

Getting from Hong Kong to Quanzhou by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Fuzhou.

Things to do in Quanzhou

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 17 — 21:

Fuzhou

— 3 nights

City of Banyans

The capital of Fujian province, the old port city of Fuzhou offers a seamless fusion of nature and industry, historic architecture and sprawling high rises.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Linzexu Memorial of Fuzhou and Fuzhou Museum. Visit Architectural buildings of Sanfang Qixiang and Zhuzi Workshop and Xichan Temple for their historical value. There's much more to do: browse the different shops at Xinhuadu shopping Square (Wusi Road), don't miss a visit to Nanhou Street, take a peaceful walk through Fuzhou National Forest Park, and walk around Xihu Park of Fuzhou.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Fuzhou online attractions planner.

Getting from Quanzhou to Fuzhou by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in April, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Taizhou.

Things to do in Fuzhou

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 24:

Taizhou

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): stroll around Jiufeng Park of Huangyan and then explore the ancient world of Taizhou Luqiao Old Street. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Shuijing Park and then meet the residents at Taizhou Sea World.

Make your Taizhou itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Fuzhou to Taizhou takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Hangzhou.

Things to do in Taizhou

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 26:

Hangzhou

— 3 nights

Paradise on Earth

Hangzhou, the scenic capital of Zheijang Province, remains a popular vacation choice for tourists interested in the area's numerous cultural and natural sights.
Visit Lingyin Temple and Hangzhou Confucius Temple for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Fei Lai Feng and Zhejiang Museum Wulin. Venture out of the city with trips to Ningbo (Shuice Stela & Tianyi Square). There's much more to do: go for a walk through West Lake (Xi Hu), walk around West Lake Colored Port View Fish Garden, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and steep yourself in history at Xiangji Temple.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Hangzhou online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Taizhou to Hangzhou takes 5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Hangzhou are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car to Suzhou.

Things to do in Hangzhou

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 26 — 30:

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Tongli Town and Shantang Street. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Classical Gardens of Suzhou and Zhouzhuang Water Town. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Suzhou Museum, shop like a local with Pingjiang Road, steep yourself in history at The Lingering Garden, and enjoy breathtaking views from Ruiguang Tower.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Suzhou trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Hangzhou to Suzhou takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Suzhou

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 3:

Shanghai

— 5 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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road) and Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Centre. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Bund (Wai Tan) and Jade Buddha Temple. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Former French Concession, take in nature's colorful creations at Yu Garden (Yuyuan), visit Zhujiajiao Ancient Town, and don't miss a visit to Xintiandi.

For ratings and other tourist information, read Shanghai day trip planning app.

Traveling by train from Suzhou to Shanghai takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Shanghai are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Weifang.

Things to do in Shanghai

Find places to stay May 3 — 8:

Weifang

— 3 nights
Weifang is a prefecture-level city in central Shandong province, People's Republic of China. Do some cultural sightseeing at Weifang Shihuyuan Garden - Outdoor Museum and Zibo Qi Great Wall Ruins. Head to Qingyunshan Amusement park and Weifang department Storefor plenty of shopping. There's still lots to do: have fun at Fuhua Amusement park, examine the collection at Kite Museum, and walk around Weifang People's Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Weifang trip planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Shanghai to Weifang. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Tianjin.

Things to do in Weifang

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 8 — 12:

Tianjin

— 3 nights
Tianjin stands as one of China's largest metropolises, combining modern flourishes with preserved history and traditions to create a diverse city.
Head to Plaza 66 and Tianjin Quanyechang Buildingfor some retail therapy. Your inner history buff will appreciate Great Wall at Huangya Pass (Huangyaguan Changcheng) and Yuyang Drum Tower. And it doesn't end there: browse the different shops at Ancient Culture Street (Gu Wenhua Jie), don't miss a visit to Ferris wheel, Eye of Tianjin, steep yourself in history at Printing Museum Building in Tianjin, and stop by NIREN Zhang Shop.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Tianjin road trip planning site.

Getting from Weifang to Tianjin by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. May in Tianjin sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Beijing.

Things to do in Tianjin

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 12 — 15:

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.
Shop till you drop at Nanluoguxiang and 798 Art Zone. Visit Mutianyu Great Wall and Bell and Drum Towers for their historical value. The adventure continues: browse the exhibits of The Palace Museum, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Panjiayuan Antique Market, examine the collection at National Museum Of China, and take an in-depth tour of Lama Temple (Yonghegong).

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Beijing journey planner.

Traveling by train from Tianjin to Beijing takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Tianjin in May, expect little chillier with lows of 15°C in Beijing. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Beijing

Find places to stay May 15 — 21: