20 days in China Itinerary

20 days in China Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Luanping County
— 1 day
2
Beijing
— 4 nights
3
Xi'an
— 1 night
4
Suzhou
— 1 night
5
Shanghai
— 3 nights
6
Hong Kong
— 2 nights
7
Chengdu
— 1 day
8
Macau
— 3 nights

1
day
Luanping County

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

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Luanping County day trip planner.

St. Petersburg, Russia to Luanping County is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to China Standard Time (CST), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Beijing.

Things to do in Luanping County

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 8:

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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see Mutianyu Great Wall, don't miss a visit to 751 D-fashion design Square, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and take in panoramic vistas at Bell and Drum Towers.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Beijing trip planner.

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. In September in Beijing, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 11:
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang), thenmake a trip to Kaiyuan Square, thensteep yourself in history at Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta), and finally get engrossed in the history at The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Xi'an visit planner.

You can fly from Beijing to Xi'an in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Suzhou.

Things to do in Xi'an

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 12:
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Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang) ©
Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang)
Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta) ©
Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta)

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): stop by Suzhou Embroidery Research Institute, stroll around The Classical Gardens of Suzhou, thensee the interesting displays at Suzhou Garden Museum, thensee the interesting displays at Suzhou Garden Museum, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Shantang Street. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Panmen Gate, thenmake a trip to Shihu Lake, thentake your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Shangfang Mountain, and finally steep yourself in history at Tongli Town.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Suzhou day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Xi'an to Suzhou takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Suzhou

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Suzhou Garden Museum ©
Suzhou Garden Museum
The Classical Gardens of Suzhou ©
The Classical Gardens of Suzhou
Tongli Town ©
Tongli Town

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 shopping, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through The Bund (Wai Tan), examine the collection at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), enjoy breathtaking views from Jin Mao Tower, and admire the striking features of 1933 Old Millfun.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Shanghai online holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Suzhou to Shanghai takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Shanghai sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Shanghai

Tours Museums Parks
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The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Yu Garden (Yuyuan) ©
Yu Garden (Yuyuan)
Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan) ©
Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan)

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. There's lots more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Victoria Peak (The Peak), don't miss a visit to Hong Kong Skyline, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Man Mo Temple, and get engrossed in the history at Hong Kong Museum of History.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Hong Kong trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Shanghai to Hong Kong takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Shanghai in September: high temperatures in Hong Kong hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Chengdu.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 20:
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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Jinsha Site Museum, 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.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Chengdu travel route planning site.

Traveling by flight from Hong Kong to Chengdu takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Hong Kong in September, expect Chengdu to be little chillier, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Macau.

Things to do in Chengdu

Shopping Museums Parks
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): see the interesting displays at Macao Museum, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of A-Ma Temple (Ma Kok Miu), thenenjoy breathtaking views from AJ Hackett Macau Tower, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Macau Tower Convention & Entertainment Centre. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Ruins of St. Paul's, make a trip to Leal Senado (Municipal Council), thenmake a trip to Largo do Senado (Senado Square), thensteep yourself in history at Taipa Village Macau, and finally try to win big at Casino at Venetian Macao.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Macau trip maker.

You can fly from Chengdu to Macau in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Macau

Historic Sites Fun & Games Casinos
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Ruins of St. Paul's ©
Ruins of St. Paul's
Casino at Venetian Macao ©
Casino at Venetian Macao
A-Ma Temple (Ma Kok Miu) ©
A-Ma Temple (Ma Kok Miu)

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