30 days in China Itinerary

30 days in China Itinerary

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30 days in China Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  13 h 15 min
1
Hong Kong
— 6 nights
+3
Train + Foot + Bus + Fly:  5 h 45 min
2
Chengdu
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Guilin
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
4
Beijing
— 5 nights
Fly + Bus:  6 h 45 min
5
Hangzhou
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
6
Shanghai
— 7 nights
Fly:  13 h 45 min
End: Brisbane

6
nights
Hong Kong

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Attractions like Hong Kong Disneyland and Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: observe the fascinating underwater world at Ocean Park, walk around Nan Lian Garden, enjoy breathtaking views from Victoria Peak (The Peak), and head off the coast to Lantau island.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Hong Kong holiday site.

Brisbane, Australia to Hong Kong is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, subway, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to Hong Kong is minus 2 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 24°C. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Mon) before leaving for Chengdu.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Hong Kong Disneyland ©
Hong Kong Disneyland
Ocean Park ©
Ocean Park
Hong Kong Museum of History ©
Hong Kong Museum of History

4
nights
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.
Attractions like Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi) and Sanhe Classic Car Museum make great kid-friendly stops. Take a break from Chengdu with a short trip to Dujiangyan Irrigation System in Dujiangyan, about 1h 05 min away. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Jinsha Site Museum, make a trip to Tianfu Square, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Qingcheng, and look for gifts at Dancing Yak Handicrafts.

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You can do a combination of train and flight from Hong Kong to Chengdu in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Hong Kong in December, with highs in Chengdu at 14°C and lows at 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Guilin.

Things to do in Chengdu

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Dujiangyan Irrigation System
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Kuanzhai Alley ©
Kuanzhai Alley
Dujiangyan Irrigation System ©
Dujiangyan Irrigation System

2
nights
Guilin

Guilin ©
The riverside karst landscape around Guilin has long made it a favorite with Chinese poets, photographers, and travelers.
On the 11th (Sat), get a tailor-made plan with Private Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Riyue Shuangta Cultural Park and then Head underground at Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan).

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Guilin day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Chengdu to Guilin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. December in Guilin sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Guilin

Parks Tours Nature
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Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan) ©
Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan)
Walking tours
Riyue Shuangta Cultural Park ©
Riyue Shuangta Cultural Park

5
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.
Family-friendly places like Olympic Park and SoReal will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: see Mutianyu Great Wall, get engrossed in the history at The Palace Museum, take some stellar pictures from Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), and look for gifts at PAPP'S TEA.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Beijing route planning app.

Traveling by flight from Lijiang to Beijing takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. December in Beijing sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hangzhou.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Mutianyu Great Wall ©
Mutianyu Great Wall
Olympic Park ©
Olympic Park
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)

4
nights
Hangzhou

Hangzhou ©
Hangzhou, the scenic capital of Zheijang Province, remains a popular vacation choice for tourists interested in the area's numerous cultural and natural sights.
Hangzhou is known for historic sites, parks, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at West Lake (Xi Hu), steep yourself in history at Taoguang Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lingyin Temple, and take an in-depth tour of Zhejiang Museum Wulin.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Hangzhou itinerary planning website.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Beijing to Hangzhou in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, train, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Beijing in December, expect Hangzhou to be somewhat warmer, temps between 13°C and 4°C. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Shanghai.

Things to do in Hangzhou

Historic Sites Theme Parks Tours
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 21:
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Lingyin Temple ©
Lingyin Temple
Hangzhou Songcheng Park ©
Hangzhou Songcheng Park
West Lake (Xi Hu) ©
West Lake (Xi Hu)

7
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.
Attractions like Shanghai World Financial Center and Shanghai Disneyland make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: go for a walk through The Bund (Wai Tan), get to know the fascinating history of Zhujiajiao Ancient Town, admire the landmark architecture of Jin Mao Tower, and shop like a local with Former French Concession.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Shanghai trip planner.

Getting from Hangzhou to Shanghai by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and train; or do a combination of taxi and train. In December, daily temperatures in Shanghai can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. On the 30th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Shanghai

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 28:
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The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Shanghai World Financial Center ©
Shanghai World Financial Center
Shanghai Disneyland ©
Shanghai Disneyland

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