30 days in China Itinerary

30 days in China Itinerary

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Hong Kong
— 3 nights
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Macau
— 1 night
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Shenzhen
— 2 nights
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Guangzhou
— 3 nights
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Chongqing
— 4 nights
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Chengdu
— 3 nights
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Xi'an
— 3 nights
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Shanghai
— 1 day
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Beijing
— 4 nights
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Hohhot
— 2 nights
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Harbin
— 2 nights

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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 6th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Hong Kong Disneyland. Spend the 7th (Wed) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Ocean Park. And it doesn't end there: enjoy breathtaking views from Victoria Peak (The Peak), take an in-depth tour of Hong Kong Museum of History, examine the collection at Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware, and don't miss a visit to Hong Kong Skyline.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Hong Kong trip maker.

Lisbon, Portugal to Hong Kong is an approximately 19-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Lisbon to Hong Kong due to the time zone difference. In July, Hong Kong is a bit warmer than Lisbon - with highs of 38°C and lows of 32°C. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Macau.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 9:
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.
On the 9th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum, see the interesting displays at Macao Museum, and then explore the ancient world of Ruins of St. Paul's.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Macau vacation planner.

Getting from Hong Kong to Macau by combination of takes about an hour. Other options: ride a ferry; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Shenzhen.

Things to do in Macau

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Ruins of St. Paul's ©
Ruins of St. Paul's
Macao Museum ©
Macao Museum
Maritime Museum ©
Maritime Museum

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Shenzhen

Shenzhen ©
A fairly humble collection of farming and fishing villages and towns until 1979, you wouldn't guess as much when taking a tour of Shenzhen.
On the 10th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Shenzhen Window of the World, then find something for the whole family at China Folk Culture Village, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Luohu Commerical City (Lo Wu Shopping Plaza). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): find something for the whole family at Happy Valley of Shenzhen.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Shenzhen trip builder tool.

Traveling by bus from Macau to Shenzhen takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Guangzhou.

Things to do in Shenzhen

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
China Folk Culture Village ©
China Folk Culture Village
Happy Valley of Shenzhen ©
Happy Valley of Shenzhen
Luohu Commerical City (Lo Wu Shopping Plaza) ©

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Guangzhou

Guangzhou ©
A massive metropolis and critical international trading hub, Guangzhou sprawls along the Pearl River, distinctly vibrant and cosmopolitan.
Guangzhou is known for nature, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Shamian Island, stroll around Zui Guan Gong Yuan, make a trip to Canton Tower, and see the interesting displays at Chen Clan Ancestral Hall-Folk Craft Museum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Guangzhou vacation planning site.

Drive from Shenzhen to Guangzhou in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Guangzhou sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Chongqing.

Things to do in Guangzhou

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Baiyun Mountain ©
Baiyun Mountain
Shamian Island ©
Shamian Island
Canton Tower ©
Canton Tower

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Chongqing

Chongqing ©
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.
Chongqing is known for nature, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Three Gorges Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Chongqing Zoo (Chongqing Dongwuyuan), don't miss a visit to Jiefang Monument, and delve into the distant past at Ciqikou (Porcelain Port).

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Chongqing tour itinerary builder site.

Fly from Guangzhou to Chongqing in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in July, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Chengdu.

Things to do in Chongqing

Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Hongya Cave ©
Hongya Cave
Three Gorges Museum ©
Three Gorges Museum
Ciqikou (Porcelain Port) ©
Ciqikou (Porcelain Port)

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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Dujiangyan Irrigation System in Dujiangyan (about 1 hour away). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi), look for gifts at Suit Republic, get to know the fascinating history of Kuanzhai Alley, and don't miss a visit to Tianfu Square.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Chengdu trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Chongqing to Chengdu in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of subway and train. Traveling from Chongqing in July, you will find days in Chengdu are little chillier (37°C), and nights are about the same (27°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Chengdu

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Dujiangyan Irrigation System
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Kuanzhai Alley ©
Kuanzhai Alley
Dujiangyan Irrigation System ©
Dujiangyan Irrigation System

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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 24th (Sat) wandering through the wild on Travel China Guide. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, explore the ancient world of Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang), enjoy breathtaking views from Xi'an Bell Tower, and contemplate the long history of Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta).

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Xi'an visit planner.

Fly from Chengdu to Xi'an in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Xi'an are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Xi'an

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang) ©
Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang)
Travel China Guide ©
Travel China Guide

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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 26th (Mon): get a taste of the local shopping with Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), go for a walk through The Bund (Wai Tan), then enjoy breathtaking views from Shanghai World Financial Center, then admire the striking features of Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), and finally admire the landmark architecture of 1933 Old Millfun.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Shanghai day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Xi'an to Shanghai takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Xi'an in July, Shanghai is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Shanghai

Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu) ©
Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu)
Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road)
Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road)

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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, don't miss a visit to Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), take in panoramic vistas at Bell and Drum Towers, and admire the landmark architecture of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan).

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Beijing trip website.

Traveling by flight from Shanghai to Beijing takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Shanghai in July, expect little chillier with lows of 26°C in Beijing. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hohhot.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 30:
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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Hohhot

Hohhot ©
Hohhot, abbreviated Hushi, formerly known as Kweisui, is the capital of Inner Mongolia in North China, serving as the region's administrative, economic and cultural centre. On the 30th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Neimenggu Bowuguan (Inner Mongolia Museum) and then see the interesting displays at Inner Mongolia Museum. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hohhot Five-Pagoda Temple (Wuta Si) and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dazhao Temple.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Hohhot trip planning app.

Fly from Beijing to Hohhot in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Beijing in July; daily highs in Hohhot reach 34°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Harbin.

Things to do in Hohhot

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 1:
Highlights from your plan
Inner Mongolia Museum ©
Inner Mongolia Museum
Dazhao Temple ©
Dazhao Temple

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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: see the interesting displays at Unit 731 Museum, make a trip to Zhongyang Pedestrian Street, get curious at Heilongjiang Science and Technology Museum, and get a new perspective on nature at Harbin Forest Museum.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Harbin tour builder website.

You can fly from Hohhot to Harbin in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 20°C.

Things to do in Harbin

Museums · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 3:
Highlights from your plan
Unit 731 Museum
Unit 731 Museum
Zhongyang Pedestrian Street ©
Zhongyang Pedestrian Street
Harbin Ice and Snow World ©
Harbin Ice and Snow World

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