22 days in China Itinerary

22 days in China Itinerary

Created using Inspirock China attractions planner
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Hong Kong
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Shanghai
— 4 nights
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3
Beijing
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Luanping County
— 1 night
Bus to Dongzhimen, Fly to Xi'an
5
Xi'an
— 2 nights
Fly to Jiuzhai Huanglong, Bus to Jiuzhaigou County
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Jiuzhaigou County
— 2 nights
Bus to Song Pan airport, Fly to Chengdu
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Chengdu
— 1 night
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Lhasa
— 3 nights
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Lijiang
— 1 night
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Hong Kong — 3 nights

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Pack the 3rd (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Hong Kong Disneyland. Spend the 2nd (Sat) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Ocean Park. There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at Victoria Peak (The Peak), examine the collection at Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware, appreciate the history behind Lantau island, and make a trip to Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Hong Kong trip itinerary planning app.

Singapore, Singapore to Hong Kong is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. In July, daytime highs in Hong Kong are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Shanghai.
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Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 2 — 5:

Shanghai — 4 nights

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 sightseeing, shopping, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through The Bund (Wai Tan), wander the streets of Zhujiajiao Ancient Town, visit Taikang Road, and examine the collection at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan).

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Shanghai journey planner.

Fly from Hong Kong to Shanghai in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can fly to Beijing.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 9:

Beijing — 4 nights

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, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see Mutianyu Great Wall, get engrossed in the history at The Palace Museum, see the interesting displays at National Museum Of China, and get a sense of history and politics at Temple of Heaven.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Beijing tour itinerary website.

You can fly from Shanghai to Beijing in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Shanghai in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Beijing, with lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Luanping County.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 13:

Luanping County — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): see Jinshanling Great Wall.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Luanping County trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Beijing to Luanping County in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Xi'an.
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Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 14:
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Xi'an — 2 nights

Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses and then delve into the distant past at Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang). Keep things going the next day: surround yourself with nature on Travel China Guide.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Xi'an itinerary planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Luanping County to Xi'an in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Xi'an can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Jiuzhaigou County.
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Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 16:

Jiuzhaigou County — 2 nights

Nine villages make up Jiuzhaigou County, a valley with a wealth of natural sites protected by UNESCO. Some of the natural sites are considered holy by the local Tibetan and Qiang minorities, with many legends and anecdotes associated with each lake, waterfall, off-shoot valley, and snowcapped peak.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the verdant scenery at Rize Valley and then take in the dramatic scenery at Pearl Shoal Waterfalls.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Jiuzhaigou County visit planner.

Getting from Xi'an to Jiuzhaigou County by combination of flight and bus takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Chengdu.
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Find places to stay Jul 16 — 18:

Chengdu — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Jinsha Site Museum and then identify plant and animal life at Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi).

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Chengdu road trip website.

Getting from Jiuzhaigou County to Chengdu by combination of bus and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. July in Chengdu sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Lhasa.
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Museums · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 19:

Lhasa — 3 nights

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, museums, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Potala Palace, don't miss a visit to Lasa Sanquan Scenic Resort, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sera Monastery, and contemplate the long history of Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si).

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Lhasa driving holiday website.

You can fly from Chengdu to Lhasa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chengdu in July, you will find days in Lhasa are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are cooler (14°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Lijiang.
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Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 22:

Lijiang — 1 night

The cultural capital of the Naxi people, one of the 55 minority ethnic groups in the country, Lijang traces its history back over 800 years, with the city developing from a trading post on the ancient Southern Silk Road.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Old Town of Lijiang - China.

Planning Lijiang trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

Fly from Lhasa to Lijiang in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Lijiang when traveling from Lhasa in July, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 23:
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China travel guide

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Landmarks · Observation Decks · History Museums
With well over 1.3 billion residents, China represents the most populous country in the world, considered by many the cradle of civilization thanks to its history spanning many millennia. While a single trip to China rarely satisfies curious travelers, a well-organized tour reveals a land of awe-inspiring natural scenery, ancient monuments, and giant cities, where the diverse population includes almost 60 different ethnic groups speaking dozens of distinct languages. While many Westerners may know China mostly for its centuries-old tradition of martial arts, discerning travelers visit this vast nation for its outstanding cuisine, pristine landscapes, epic train journeys, and small towns of hardworking and genuinely hospitable people.
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