18 days in Zhejiang & Beijing Itinerary

18 days in Zhejiang & Beijing Itinerary

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Make it your trip
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Hangzhou
— 4 nights
Train
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Jiashan County
— 1 night
Drive
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Zhoushan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Xiangshan County
— 1 night
Drive
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Ningbo
— 2 nights
Fly
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Beijing
— 7 nights

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Hangzhou

— 4 nights

Paradise on Earth

Hangzhou, the scenic capital of Zheijang Province, remains a popular vacation choice for tourists interested in the area's numerous cultural and natural sights.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Lingyin Temple and Baopu Taoist Temple. You'll explore and learn at Huqingyu Museum and Hangzhou International Expo Center (G20 Summit Experience Venue). There's still lots to do: take in the pleasant sights at West Lake (Xi Hu), steep yourself in history at Xiangji Temple, boost your wellbeing at Yunman Hot Spring, and explore the ancient world of Former residence of Xueyan Hu.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Hangzhou road trip planner.

Beijing to Hangzhou is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. When traveling from Beijing in November, plan for a bit warmer days in Hangzhou, with highs around 20°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Jiashan County.

Things to do in Hangzhou

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 25:

Jiashan County

— 1 night

Land of Fish and Rice

On a tour of Jiashan County, administered by the city of Jiaxing, you can enjoy its quiet, scenic countryside, picturesque scenery, and a variety of rivers and lakes that offer pleasant getaways from the hustle and bustle of civilization.
On the 26th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Jiaxing Jiashan Land of Rivers and Lakes and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Xitang Ancient Town.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Jiashan County holiday planner.

Take a train from Hangzhou to Jiashan County in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Jiashan County can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Zhoushan.

Things to do in Jiashan County

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 26:
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Zhoushan

— 2 nights

Buddhist Paradise on the Sea

Made up of over a thousand small interconnected islands, Zhoushan lies at the southern mouth of the Yangtze River, a biodiverse city popular with holidaymakers seeking sea and sun.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Cobble Bay and then kick back and relax at Nansha Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zhoushan Huiji Temple and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fayu Temple.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Zhoushan online day trip planner.

Drive from Jiashan County to Zhoushan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Xiangshan County.

Things to do in Zhoushan

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 28:
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Xiangshan County

— 1 night
County is a county of Zhejiang, China. On the 29th (Sun), kick back and relax at Ningbo Songhuangcheng Beach and then step off the mainland to explore Ningbo Xiangshan Hua'aodao Stone Forest.

Plan trip to Xiangshan County with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Zhoushan to Xiangshan County takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Ningbo.

Things to do in Xiangshan County

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Nov 28 — 29:

Ningbo

— 2 nights
A bustling port city with a rich and complex history, Ningbo today offers plenty of varied sites to explore.
On the 30th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Ningbo Garment Museum, soothe aching muscles at Dragonfly Therapeutic Retreat (Ningbo Old Bund), and then explore the world behind art at Ningbo City Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Tianyi Library, then appreciate the history behind Shuice Stela, and then contemplate the long history of Hemudu Ancient Village.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Ningbo day trip planner.

You can drive from Xiangshan County to Ningbo in 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Beijing.

Things to do in Ningbo

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 1:
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Beijing

— 7 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.
Appreciate the collections at The Palace Museum and National Museum Of China. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mutianyu Great Wall and Summer Palace (Yiheyuan). There's much more to do: get a sense of history and politics at Temple of Heaven, take some stellar pictures from Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), view the masterpieces at 798 Art Zone, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ming Tombs (Ming Shishan Ling).

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You can fly from Ningbo to Beijing in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December in Beijing, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Trails
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 8:

Zhejiang travel guide

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Scenic Walking Areas · Historic Walking Areas · Sacred & Religious Sites
Nearly every Zhejiang itinerary features Hangzhou, a handsome provincial capital and China's top destination for domestic tourism. Formerly the national capital, this busy city remains best known for its silk and tea, but most visitors come for access to the picturesque and World Heritage-listed West Lake. Another highlight of a Zhejiang vacation is a string of charming water towns filled with restored Ming- and Qing-era architecture. Meanwhile, hundreds of islands accessible off the mainland boast notable Buddhist sites and ancient villages unmarred by the ravages of time.