30 days in China Itinerary

30 days in China Itinerary

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Hong Kong
— 6 nights
2
Chengdu
— 4 nights
3
Guilin
— 2 nights
4
Beijing
— 5 nights
5
Hangzhou
— 4 nights
6
Shanghai
— 7 nights

6
nights
Hong Kong

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Hong Kong Disneyland and Victoria Peak (The Peak). Next up on the itinerary: try out the rides at Ocean Park, step off the mainland to explore Lantau island, get engrossed in the history at Hong Kong Museum of History, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Hong Kong online travel route planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Hong Kong is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Hong Kong Standard Time (HKT), which is usually a -2 hour difference. In November, daytime highs in Hong Kong are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 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
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 6:
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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi) and Jinli Pedestrian Street. Change things up with a short trip to Dujiangyan Irrigation System in Dujiangyan (about 1 hour away). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Jinsha Site Museum, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Qingcheng, make a trip to Kuanzhai Alley, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Wenshu Yuan Monastery.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Chengdu trip planner.

Fly from Hong Kong to Chengdu in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; 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. Wrap up 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
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 10:
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Kuanzhai Alley ©
Kuanzhai Alley
Jinsha Site Museum ©
Jinsha Site Museum

2
nights
Guilin

Guilin ©
The riverside karst landscape around Guilin has long made it a favorite with Chinese poets, photographers, and travelers.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Riyue Shuangta Cultural Park and then explore the fascinating underground world of Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan).

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Guilin day trip site.

You can fly from Chengdu to Guilin in 4 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Guilin

Parks · Tours · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 12:
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Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan) ©
Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan)
Riyue Shuangta Cultural Park ©
Riyue Shuangta Cultural Park
Walking tours

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.
Bring the kids along to Mutianyu Great Wall and The Palace Museum. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), get your game on at SoReal, steep yourself in history at Peking Former Residence of Soong Ching Ling (Song Qingling Guju), and appreciate the history behind Bell and Drum Towers.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Beijing sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Guilin to Beijing in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. When traveling from Guilin in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Beijing, with highs around 5°C, while nights are much colder with lows around -8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Hangzhou.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 12 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like West Lake (Xi Hu) and Hangzhou Songcheng. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Lingyin Temple, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, get to know the fascinating history of Hefang Street, and get engrossed in the history at Zhejiang Museum Wulin.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Hangzhou trip itinerary site.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Beijing to Hangzhou in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Beijing in December; daily highs in Hangzhou reach 13°C and lows reach 4°C. On the 21st (Tue), 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
West Lake (Xi Hu) ©
West Lake (Xi Hu)
Hangzhou Songcheng ©
Hangzhou Songcheng

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.
Family-friendly places like The Bund (Wai Tan) and Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu) will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Yu Garden (Yuyuan), take in panoramic vistas at Shanghai World Financial Center, take some stellar pictures from Jin Mao Tower, and wander the streets of Zhujiajiao Ancient Town.

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Traveling by car from Hangzhou to Shanghai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and train; or do a combination of taxi and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 5°C. On the 28th (Tue), you're off to home.

Things to do in Shanghai

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Shanghai World Financial Center ©
Shanghai World Financial Center
Yu Garden (Yuyuan) ©
Yu Garden (Yuyuan)

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