20 days in China Itinerary

20 days in China Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Lhasa
— 2 nights
2
Lijiang
— 1 day
3
Dunhuang
— 1 day
4
Beijing
— 3 nights
5
Shanghai
— 4 nights
6
Hong Kong
— 3 nights
7
Sanya
— 1 night

2
nights
Lhasa

Lhasa ©
The capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, Lhasa possesses a wealth of Tibetan Buddhist sites of historical and cultural importance.
Popular historic sites such as Jokhang Temple and Norbulingka (Precious Stone Garden) are in your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Sera Monastery and Climbing Tours. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si), admire the landmark architecture of Potala Palace, examine the collection at Tibet Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Drak Yerpa.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Lhasa tour planner.

Nairobi, Kenya to Lhasa is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Nairobi to Lhasa due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Nairobi in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Lhasa, with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Lijiang.

Things to do in Lhasa

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
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Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si) ©
Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si)
Jokhang Temple ©
Jokhang Temple
Barkhor Street ©
Barkhor Street

1
day
Lijiang

Lijiang ©
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.
On the 7th (Fri), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Blue Moon Valley, steep yourself in history at Shuhe Ancient Town, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town of Lijiang - China, and finally contemplate the long history of Mufu Palace.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Lijiang trip maker website.

Fly from Lhasa to Lijiang in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Dunhuang.

Things to do in Lijiang

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Shuhe Ancient Town ©
Shuhe Ancient Town
Old Town of Lijiang - China
Old Town of Lijiang - China
Blue Moon Valley ©
Blue Moon Valley

1
day
Dunhuang

Dunhuang ©
Once a vital stop-off on the Silk Road trade route, Dunhuang today offers travelers of all persuasions a place to rest in the middle of the desert.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mingsha Shan - Echoing-Sand Mountain, thenadmire the masterpieces at Dunhuang Grotto Art Protection,Examination and Exhibition Center, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mogao Caves.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Dunhuang trip maker site.

Getting from Lijiang to Dunhuang by flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Dunhuang

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Mogao Caves ©
Mogao Caves
Mingsha Shan - Echoing-Sand Mountain ©
Mingsha Shan - Echoing-Sand Mountain

3
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.
Do your shopping at 798 Art Zone and Wang Fu Jing Da Jie. Popular historic sites such as Mutianyu Great Wall and Temple of Heaven are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), get great views at Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), look for gifts at Nanluoguxiang, and take an in-depth tour of Lama Temple (Yonghegong).

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Beijing trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Dunhuang to Beijing in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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Mutianyu Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
Temple of Heaven ©
Temple of Heaven

4
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.
Do your shopping at South Bund Soft Spinning Material Market and Pingjiang Road. Step off the beaten path and head to Xitang Ancient Town and Humble Administrator's Garden. Take a break from Shanghai with a short trip to Shantang Street in Suzhou, about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: go for a walk through The Bund (Wai Tan), take a stroll through Tian Zi Fang, shop like a local with Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), and admire the natural beauty at Yu Garden (Yuyuan).

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Shanghai online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Beijing to Shanghai in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. When traveling from Beijing in June, plan for slightly colder days in Shanghai, with highs around °C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Shanghai

Shopping Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Suzhou, Xitang Ancient Town
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South Bund Soft Spinning Material Market ©
South Bund Soft Spinning Material Market
Xitang Ancient Town ©
Xitang Ancient Town
The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)

3
nights
Hong Kong

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Guia Fortress and Monte Forte (Fortaleza do Monte). Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ruins of St. Paul's and Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery (Man Fat Sze). Take a break from Hong Kong with a short trip to City of Dreams in Macau, about 2h 15 min away. Pack the 18th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Hong Kong Disneyland. Spend the 19th (Wed) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Ocean Park. The adventure continues: enjoy breathtaking views from Victoria Peak (The Peak), take in nature's colorful creations at Chi Lin Nunnery, and buy something for everyone on your list at IFC mall.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Hong Kong day trip planning tool.

Getting from Shanghai to Hong Kong by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In June, Hong Kong is a bit warmer than Shanghai - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sanya.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Macau
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Hong Kong Disneyland ©
Hong Kong Disneyland
Guia Fortress ©
Guia Fortress
Ruins of St. Paul's ©
Ruins of St. Paul's

1
night
Sanya

Sanya ©
The climate and coastline bring visitors from far and wide on vacations to Sanya, with its 40 km (25 mi) of shoreline almost entirely devoted to tourism.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nanshan Temple, kick back and relax at Yalong Bay, and then walk around Luhuitou Park.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Sanya trip planning site.

You can fly from Hong Kong to Sanya in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Hong Kong in June, expect little chillier with lows of °C in Sanya. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sanya

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Yalong Bay ©
Yalong Bay
Nanshan Temple ©
Nanshan Temple
Luhuitou Park ©
Luhuitou Park

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