30 days in China Itinerary

30 days in China Itinerary

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

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Pack the 3rd (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Hong Kong Disneyland. Spend the 4th (Sat) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Ocean Park. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy breathtaking views from Victoria Peak (The Peak), don't miss a visit to Hong Kong Skyline, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lantau island, and examine the collection at Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Hong Kong is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Hong Kong Standard Time, which is usually a 4 hour difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Dubai in June: highs in Hong Kong hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Huangshan.
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Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 6:

Huangshan — 1 night

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.
On the 7th (Tue), take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Huangshan and then look for all kinds of wild species at Huangshan UNESCO Global Geopark.

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Traveling by flight from Hong Kong to Huangshan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can take a train to Shanghai.
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Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 7:

Shanghai — 5 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: make a trip to The Bund (Wai Tan), shop like a local with Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), enjoy breathtaking views from Shanghai World Financial Center, and take some stellar pictures from Jin Mao Tower.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Shanghai sightseeing planning app.

You can take a train from Huangshan to Shanghai in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June in Shanghai, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can fly to Beijing.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 12:

Beijing — 5 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, admire the landmark architecture of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), find something for the whole family at Olympic Park, and take some stellar pictures from Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang).

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Beijing trip planner.

You can fly from Shanghai to Beijing in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Beijing when traveling from Shanghai in June, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Luanping County.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Trails
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 17:

Luanping County — 1 night

On the 18th (Sat), explore the ancient world of Jinshanling Great Wall.

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Traveling by car from Beijing to Luanping County takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Xi'an.
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Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 18:
Highlights from your trip

Xi'an — 3 nights

Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
Spend the 19th (Sun) wandering through the wild on Travel China Guide. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, steep yourself in history at Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta), and delve into the distant past at Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang).

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Xi'an travel planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Luanping County to Xi'an in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, bus, and train; or drive. In June in Xi'an, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Jiuzhaigou County.
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Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 18 — 21:

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 22nd (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve.

To see more things to do and tourist information, read our Jiuzhaigou County online trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Xi'an to Jiuzhaigou County in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Lhasa.
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Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 23:
Highlights from your trip

Lhasa — 4 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, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Potala Palace, contemplate the long history of Sera Monastery, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Lhasa driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jiuzhaigou County to Lhasa in 10 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Lijiang.
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Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 23 — 27:

Lijiang — 3 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): ponder the design of Black Dragon Pond Park and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town of Lijiang - China. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Three Parallel Rivers National Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Lijiang online trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Lhasa to Lijiang in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 27 — 30:

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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