9 days in East Asia Itinerary

9 days in East Asia Itinerary

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Drive
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Suzhou
— 1 night
Fly
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Zhangjiajie
— 1 night
Fly
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Chengdu
— 1 night
Fly
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Xi'an
— 1 night
Fly
5
Zhangye
— 1 day
Train to Pinganyi, Fly to Beijing Capital
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Beijing
— 1 day
Fly to Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport, Drive to Nantong
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Nantong
— 1 night

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Suzhou

— 1 night

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.
On the 19th (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at The Lingering Garden.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Suzhou day trip website.

Nantong to Suzhou is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Zhangjiajie.

Things to do in Suzhou

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 20:

Zhangjiajie

— 1 night
The city of Zhangjiajie has become particularly well known for its striking surrounding landscape.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): make a trip to Tianzi Mountain, stroll through Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area of Zhangjiajie, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Huangshizhai. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): take in breathtaking views at The Grand Canyon of Zhangjiajie.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Zhangjiajie online route planner.

You can fly from Suzhou to Zhangjiajie in 6 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Chengdu.

Things to do in Zhangjiajie

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 22:

Chengdu

— 1 night

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 23rd (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Jinli Pedestrian Street, then get to know the fascinating history of Kuanzhai Alley, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi).

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Chengdu trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Zhangjiajie to Chengdu takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In September in Chengdu, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Chengdu

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 23:

Xi'an

— 1 night

Birthplace of Chinese Civilization

Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Xi'an itinerary planner.

Getting from Chengdu to Xi'an by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Chengdu in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Xi'an, with lows around 19°C. On the 24th (Tue), you'll travel to Zhangye.

Things to do in Xi'an

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 24:

Zhangye

— 1 day
Zhangye, formerly romanized as Changyeh or known as Kanchow, is a prefecture-level city in central Gansu Province in the People's Republic of China. Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Dafo Temple of Zhangye.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Zhangye travel planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Xi'an to Zhangye. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Zhangye

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 24:
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Beijing

— 1 day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Mutianyu Great Wall.

Plan trip to Beijing with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Zhangye to Beijing in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In September in Beijing, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Nantong.

Things to do in Beijing

Trails · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 25:
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Nantong

— 1 night
Nantong is a prefecture-level city in Jiangsu province, China. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): explore the activities along Nantong Hao River, then buy something for everyone on your list at Auchan Shopping Center, and then take in the awesome beauty at Wolf Mountain. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: snap pictures at Sutong Changjiang Bridge, then examine the collection at Nantong Museum, and then examine the collection at China Abacus Calculation Museums.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Nantong online trip itinerary builder.

Explore your travel options from Beijing to Nantong with the Route module. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nantong

Nature · Parks · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 27:

Shaanxi travel guide

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History Museums · Ruins · Landmarks
Considered the cradle of Chinese culture and civilization, Shaanxi boasts a string of top tourist attractions--including the World Heritage-listed archaeological site of Emperor Qinshihuang's famed terracotta warriors. While millions of people take a trip to Shaanxi to see this immense display of ancient military power, others come to explore Huashan Mountain, one of the country's five sacred Taoist sites. Acting as a giant open-air historical and natural museum, the region also boasts a number of national parks, appealing to intrepid explorers looking to add a few outdoor activities to their Shaanxi itinerary.