20 days in China Itinerary

20 days in China Itinerary

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20 days in China Itinerary

Start: St. Petersburg
Fly + Drive:  13​h 45​min
1
Luanping County
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
2
Beijing
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Xi'an
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Suzhou
— 1 night
Train:  45​min
5
Shanghai
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + Bus + Foot + Train:  5​h 30​min
6
Hong Kong
— 2 nights
+3
Train + Foot + Bus + Fly:  5​h 45​min
7
Chengdu
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 15​min
8
Macau
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: St. Petersburg

1
day
Luanping County

Luanping County ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): see Jinshanling Great Wall.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Luanping County trip itinerary maker app .

St. Petersburg, Russia to Luanping County is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time to China Standard Time is 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Beijing.

Things to do in Luanping County

Historic Sites
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Jinshanling Great Wall ©
Jinshanling Great Wall

4
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.
Beijing is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along Mutianyu Great Wall, take an in-depth tour of Lama Temple (Yonghegong), admire the striking features of The Palace Museum, and enjoy breathtaking views from Bell and Drum Towers.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Beijing trip itinerary builder website .

Drive from Luanping County to Beijing in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. September in Beijing sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Mutianyu Great Wall ©
Mutianyu Great Wall
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum

1
night
Xi'an

Xi'an
Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang), don't miss a visit to Kaiyuan Square, then contemplate the long history of Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta), and finally get engrossed in the history at The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Xi'an trip maker site .

Traveling by flight from Beijing to Xi'an takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Suzhou.

Things to do in Xi'an

Museums Historic Sites
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Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta) ©
Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta)
Kaiyuan Square ©
Kaiyuan Square

1
night
Suzhou

Suzhou ©
One of the oldest settlements in the Yangtze basin, Suzhou remains a complex, labyrinthine set of old canal districts, World Heritage gardens, and sprawling modern developments.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): stop by Suzhou Embroidery Research Institute, stroll around The Classical Gardens of Suzhou, then examine the collection at Suzhou Garden Museum, then examine the collection at Suzhou Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Shantang Street. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Panmen Gate, then don't miss a visit to Shihu Lake, then take in the awesome beauty at Shangfang Mountain, and finally steep yourself in history at Tongli Town.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Suzhou trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Xi'an to Suzhou takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Suzhou

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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The Classical Gardens of Suzhou ©
The Classical Gardens of Suzhou
Tongli Town ©
Tongli Town
Suzhou Garden Museum ©
Suzhou Garden Museum

3
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.
Shanghai is known for historic sites, shopping, parks, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Bund (Wai Tan), admire the striking features of Jade Buddha Temple, take in panoramic vistas at Jin Mao Tower, and examine the collection at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan).

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Shanghai road trip planner .

Take a train from Suzhou to Shanghai in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and subway; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Shanghai

Tours Museums Shopping
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The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Yu Garden (Yuyuan) ©
Yu Garden (Yuyuan)

2
nights
Hong Kong

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Pack the 18th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Hong Kong Disneyland. Spend the 20th (Fri) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Ocean Park. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy breathtaking views from Victoria Peak (The Peak), make a trip to Hong Kong Skyline, take in the spiritual surroundings of Man Mo Temple, and get engrossed in the history at Hong Kong Museum of History.

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Traveling by flight from Shanghai to Hong Kong takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. In September, Hong Kong is somewhat warmer than Shanghai - with highs of 38°C and lows of 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Chengdu.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Hong Kong Disneyland ©
Hong Kong Disneyland
Ocean Park ©
Ocean Park

1
day
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.
On the 21st (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Jinsha Site Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi), and then buy something for everyone on your list at IFS.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Chengdu planner .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Hong Kong to Chengdu takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Hong Kong in September, expect Chengdu to be a bit cooler, temps between 30°C and 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chengdu

Shopping Wildlife Parks
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IFS ©
IFS
Jinsha Site Museum ©
Jinsha Site Museum

3
nights
Macau

Macau
Vacation in Macau to discover one of the world's richest cities organized as an autonomous region of China that, until 1999, was administered by Portugal.
On the 22nd (Sun), see the interesting displays at Macao Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of A-Ma Temple (Ma Kok Miu), then enjoy breathtaking views from AJ Hackett Macau Tower, and finally explore the venue of Macau Tower Convention & Entertainment Centre. On the next day, explore the ancient world of Ruins of St. Paul's, ponder the world of politics at Leal Senado (Municipal Council), then make a trip to Largo do Senado (Senado Square), then steep yourself in history at Taipa Village Macau, and finally try your luck at Casino at Venetian Macao.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Macau journey site .

You can fly from Chengdu to Macau in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Macau

Historic Sites Fun & Games Casinos
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Ruins of St. Paul's
Ruins of St. Paul's
Casino at Venetian Macao ©
Casino at Venetian Macao
Macao Museum ©
Macao Museum

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