25 days in China Itinerary

25 days in China Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

2
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: admire the landmark architecture of Potala Palace, see Off-Road Tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jokhang Temple, and steep yourself in history at Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si).

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Lhasa online trip itinerary planner.

Istanbul, Turkey to Lhasa is an approximately 11.5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Lhasa is 5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Istanbul in May since evenings lows in Lhasa dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Jiuzhaigou County.

Things to do in Lhasa

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
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Off-Road Tours
Potala Palace ©
Potala Palace
Sera Monastery ©
Sera Monastery

2
nights
Jiuzhaigou County

Jiuzhaigou County ©
Nine villages make up Jiuzhaigou County, a valley with a wealth of natural sites protected by UNESCO.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): admire the verdant scenery at Shuzheng Valley and then explore the striking landscape of Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve. On your second day here, admire the verdant scenery at Rize Valley and then admire the sheer force of Pearl Shoal Waterfalls.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Jiuzhaigou County trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Lhasa to Jiuzhaigou County by combination of bus, flight, and taxi takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Jiuzhaigou County

Parks Nature
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Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve ©
Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve
Pearl Shoal Waterfalls ©
Pearl Shoal Waterfalls

3
nights
Xi'an

Xi'an
Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
Xi'an is known for museums, historic sites, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, admire the masterpieces at Tang Bo Art Museum, explore the ancient world of Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang), and take in panoramic vistas at Xi'an Bell Tower.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Xi'an trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Jiuzhaigou County to Xi'an takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Xi'an can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Xi'an

Historic Sites Museums
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Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang) ©
Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang)
Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta) ©
Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta)

5
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: enjoy breathtaking views from Victoria Peak (The Peak), take in the waterfront at Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and head off the coast to Lantau island.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Hong Kong itinerary maker site.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and train from Xi'an to Hong Kong in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Xi'an in May, you will find days in Hong Kong are somewhat warmer (36°C), and nights are warmer (30°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Ocean Park ©
Ocean Park
Lantau island ©
Lantau island

4
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: take in the pleasant sights at The Bund (Wai Tan), take a stroll through Zhujiajiao Ancient Town, shop like a local with Former French Concession, and pause for some photo ops at Jade Buddha Temple.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Shanghai trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by combination of train, bus, and flight from Hong Kong to Shanghai takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Hong Kong in June, things will get slightly colder in Shanghai: highs are around 33°C and lows about 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Huangshan.

Things to do in Shanghai

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Yu Garden (Yuyuan) ©
Yu Garden (Yuyuan)
Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu) ©
Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu)

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): explore the stunning scenery at Xihai Great Canyon and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Huangshan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Shixin Peak and then contemplate the waterfront views at Fuxi Tianhu Lake.

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Traveling by car from Shanghai to Huangshan takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Luanping County.

Things to do in Huangshan

Parks Nature
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 10:
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Mt. Huangshan ©
Mt. Huangshan
Xihai Great Canyon ©
Xihai Great Canyon
Shixin Peak ©
Shixin Peak

1
night
Luanping County

Luanping County
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): see Jinshanling Great Wall.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Luanping County trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi from Huangshan to Luanping County in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and taxi; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Beijing.

Things to do in Luanping County

Historic Sites
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4
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: see Mutianyu Great Wall, ponder the world of politics at Temple of Heaven, see where the action happens at Olympic Park, and get engrossed in the history at Lama Temple (Yonghegong).

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Beijing day trip site.

Drive from Luanping County to Beijing in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In June, daily temperatures in Beijing can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Mutianyu Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum

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