27 days in China Itinerary

27 days in China Itinerary

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Beijing
— 4 nights
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Xi'an
— 2 nights
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Chengdu
— 3 nights
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Leshan
— 2 nights
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Guilin
— 2 nights
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Yangshuo County
— 2 nights
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Shanghai
— 3 nights
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Hong Kong
— 3 nights
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Macau
— 2 nights

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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: see Mutianyu Great Wall, appreciate the extensive heritage of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), stroll through Temple of Heaven, and catch a live event at Olympic Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Beijing trip builder tool.

Lisbon, Portugal to Beijing is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Beijing is 8 hours. In September, daytime highs in Beijing are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Mutianyu Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum

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Xi'an

Xi'an
Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
Spend the 9th (Thu) wandering through the wild on Travel China Guide. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, take in the spiritual surroundings of Xi'an Bell Tower, make a trip to Muslim Quarter, and contemplate the long history of Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta).

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Xi'an trip planner.

You can fly from Beijing to Xi'an in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. September in Xi'an sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Chengdu.

Things to do in Xi'an

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Travel China Guide ©
Travel China Guide
Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang) ©
Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang)

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Chengdu

Chengdu ©
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.
Chengdu is known for wildlife, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi), don't miss a visit to Tianfu Square, look for gifts at Suit Republic, and take in the views from Anshun Bridge (Dongmen Bridge).

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Chengdu route maker site.

Traveling by flight from Xi'an to Chengdu takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Xi'an in September, Chengdu is a bit warmer at night with lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Leshan.

Things to do in Chengdu

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Mount Qingcheng ©
Mount Qingcheng
Wenshu Yuan Monastery ©
Wenshu Yuan Monastery

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Leshan

Leshan ©
The city of Leshan sits proudly at the confluence of three rivers, and has become known for its World Heritage Site and importance to Buddhism in the country.
On the 15th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Qingyin Pavillion and then explore the ancient world of Baoguo Temple. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Mt. Emei Natural Ecology Monkey Reserve and then appreciate the history behind Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo).

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Leshan online journey builder.

Getting from Chengdu to Leshan by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Guilin.

Things to do in Leshan

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Emeishan
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Baoguo Temple ©
Baoguo Temple
Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo) ©
Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo)
Mt. Emei Natural Ecology Monkey Reserve ©
Mt. Emei Natural Ecology Monkey Reserve

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Guilin

Guilin ©
The riverside karst landscape around Guilin has long made it a favorite with Chinese poets, photographers, and travelers.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): push the limits with Train Spread, then make a trip to Sun and Moon Pagodas, and then walk around Riyue Shuangta Cultural Park. Here are some ideas for day two: Head underground at Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan), find something for the whole family at Liu Sanjie Landscape Garden of Guilin, and then explore the striking landscape at Elephant Trunk Hill (Xiangbishan).

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Guilin using our trip planner.

You can fly from Leshan to Guilin in 6 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Guilin can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Yangshuo County.

Things to do in Guilin

Parks · Nature · Transportation
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan) ©
Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan)
Elephant Trunk Hill (Xiangbishan) ©
Elephant Trunk Hill (Xiangbishan)
Riyue Shuangta Cultural Park ©
Riyue Shuangta Cultural Park

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Yangshuo County

Yangshuo County ©
Yangshuo County, the area surrounding a popular tourist resort town, boasts a landscape featuring all the ingredients necessary to attract a flood of tourists.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): don't miss a visit to West Street and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Moon Hill and then explore the activities along Yulong River.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Yangshuo County online day trip planner.

Drive from Guilin to Yangshuo County in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Yangshuo County

Nature · Parks · Adventure
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Yulong River ©
Yulong River
West Street ©
West Street
Moon Hill ©
Moon Hill

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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): examine the collection at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), admire the striking features of Jade Buddha Temple, then shop like a local with Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), and finally take in the pleasant sights at The Bund (Wai Tan). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Fuxing Park, admire the natural beauty at Yu Garden (Yuyuan), enjoy breathtaking views from Shanghai World Financial Center, then take in panoramic vistas at Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), and finally get great views at Jin Mao Tower.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Shanghai trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Yangshuo County to Shanghai in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Yangshuo County in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Shanghai: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Shanghai

Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Yu Garden (Yuyuan) ©
Yu Garden (Yuyuan)
Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan) ©
Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan)

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Hong Kong

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Pack the 23rd (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Hong Kong Disneyland. Spend the 25th (Sat) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Ocean Park. The adventure continues: enjoy breathtaking views from Victoria Peak (The Peak), indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, see the interesting displays at Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware, and learn about all things military at Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Hong Kong trip builder site.

Getting from Shanghai to Hong Kong by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In September, Hong Kong is a bit warmer than Shanghai - with highs of 38°C and lows of 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to take a combination of to Macau.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Hong Kong Disneyland ©
Hong Kong Disneyland
Ocean Park ©
Ocean Park

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Macau

Macau ©
Vacation in Macau to discover one of the world's richest cities organized as an autonomous region of China that, until 1999, was administered by Portugal.
Macau is known for historic sites, casinos, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Ruins of St. Paul's, see the interesting displays at Macao Museum, get great views at Skycab Cable Car (Wynn Palace), and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kun Iam Temple.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Macau route builder website.

Traveling by combination of from Hong Kong to Macau takes an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Macau

Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Casinos
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Ruins of St. Paul's ©
Ruins of St. Paul's
Casino at Venetian Macao ©
Casino at Venetian Macao
A-Ma Temple (Ma Kok Miu) ©
A-Ma Temple (Ma Kok Miu)

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