30 days in China Itinerary

30 days in China Itinerary

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Sanya
— 1 night
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Xi'an
— 2 nights
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Urumqi
— 2 nights
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Tianjin
— 2 nights
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Beijing
— 5 nights
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Luanping County
— 1 night
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Shenyang
— 1 night
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Dalian
— 2 nights
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Shanghai
— 4 nights
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Xiamen
— 2 nights
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Guangzhou
— 2 nights
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Shenzhen
— 1 night
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Hong Kong
— 4 nights

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Sanya

Sanya ©

Gateway to the South

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): get great views at Sanya Phoenix Hill Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon): explore the different monuments and memorials at Xisha Martyrs Cemetery and then kick back and relax at Yalong Bay.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Sanya driving holiday app.

Singapore, Singapore to Sanya is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. Expect slightly colder evenings in Sanya when traveling from Singapore in November, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Sanya

Nature · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
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Yalong Bay ©
Yalong Bay

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Xi'an

Xi'an

Birthplace of Chinese Civilization

Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
On the 3rd (Tue), surround yourself with nature on Travel China Guide. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses and then delve into the distant past at Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang).

To find where to stay and tourist information, refer to the Xi'an day trip app.

You can fly from Sanya to Xi'an in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Sanya in November: high temperatures in Xi'an hover around 14°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Urumqi.

Things to do in Xi'an

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 4:
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Travel China Guide ©
Travel China Guide
Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang) ©
Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang)

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Urumqi

Urumqi ©
As one of China's fastest-growing cities, Urumqi is a melting pot of international people and cultures set against a mountainous backdrop.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Silk Route Musem of Xinjiang Uygur, then see the interesting displays at Xinjiang Regional Museum (Qu Bowuguan), and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Karakoram Highway. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the views at Shuimogou Park and then take in breathtaking views at Tianshan Grand Canyon.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Urumqi trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Xi'an to Urumqi takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Xi'an in November, with highs in Urumqi at 3°C and lows at -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Tianjin.

Things to do in Urumqi

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 4 — 6:
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Shuimogou Park ©
Shuimogou Park
Xinjiang Regional Museum (Qu Bowuguan) ©
Xinjiang Regional Museum (Qu Bowuguan)

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Tianjin

Tianjin ©
Tianjin stands as one of China's largest metropolises, combining modern flourishes with preserved history and traditions to create a diverse city.
On the 7th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Tianjin Museum, walk around Tianjin People's Park, and then look for gifts at NIREN Zhang Shop. On the next day, contemplate the long history of The Former Residence of Liang Qichao and then view the masterpieces at Tianjin Yangliuqing New Year's Paintings Workshop.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Tianjin sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Urumqi to Tianjin takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Urumqi in November, expect Tianjin to be a bit warmer, temps between 11°C and 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Beijing.

Things to do in Tianjin

Find places to stay Nov 6 — 8:
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Tianjin Museum ©
Tianjin Museum
Tianjin People's Park ©
Tianjin People's Park

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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, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ming Tombs (Ming Shishan Ling), find something for the whole family at Olympic Park, and get to know the fascinating history of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan).

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Beijing planning website.

You can drive from Tianjin to Beijing in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Beijing when traveling from Tianjin in November, with lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Luanping County.

Things to do in Beijing

Find places to stay Nov 8 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Mutianyu Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum

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Luanping County

Luanping County
On the 14th (Sat), see Jinshanling Great Wall.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Luanping County sightseeing tool.

You can drive from Beijing to Luanping County in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Shenyang.

Things to do in Luanping County

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 13 — 14:
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Jinshanling Great Wall
Jinshanling Great Wall

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Shenyang

Shenyang ©
A trip to Shenyang, a city teeming with history and heritage, reveals the rich culture of Northeast China in a booming economic hot spot and bustling metropolis.
On the 15th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Former Residence of Zhang Zuolin and Zhang Xueliang, then get engrossed in the history at Shenyang Imperial Palace (Gu Gong), then stroll around Jiangjun Park, and finally walk around Beiling Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Shenyang route planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and train from Luanping County to Shenyang takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Dalian.

Things to do in Shenyang

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Shenyang Imperial Palace (Gu Gong) ©
Shenyang Imperial Palace (Gu Gong)
Beiling Park ©
Beiling Park

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Dalian

Dalian ©
The large city of Dalian gets its history from its seaport, its modernity from its industry, and its visitors from the fact it largely keeps these things from view.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): make a trip to Xinghai Square and then take in the awesome beauty at Dalian Baiyun Mountain. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Stalin Square and then head outdoors with Dalian Sanshandao Resort.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Dalian day trip planning app.

Traveling by train from Shenyang to Dalian takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Dalian

Nature · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 17:
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Xinghai Square ©
Xinghai Square

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Shanghai

Shanghai ©

Pearl of the Orient

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 museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through The Bund (Wai Tan), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Longhua Temple, examine the collection at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), and enjoy breathtaking views from Shanghai World Financial Center.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Shanghai day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Dalian to Shanghai takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Dalian in November, with highs in Shanghai at 20°C and lows at 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Xiamen.

Things to do in Shanghai

Find places to stay Nov 17 — 21:
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The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu) ©
Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu)
Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan) ©
Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan)

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Xiamen

Xiamen ©

Garden Island

Known for centuries as a gateway to China, the port city of Xiamen has become a destination in itself, first to domestic visitors and now to a growing number of people from across the world.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): shop like a local with Gulangyu, see the interesting displays at Yuyuan Garden, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at The eighth seafood Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): browse the different shops at Pan base Center, stroll around Xianyue Park, and then stop by Tasty Life.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Xiamen trip itinerary website.

Fly from Shanghai to Xiamen in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Shanghai in November; daily highs in Xiamen reach 29°C and lows reach 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Guangzhou.

Things to do in Xiamen

Shopping · Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 23:
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Gulangyu ©
Gulangyu
Yuyuan Garden ©
Yuyuan Garden

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Guangzhou

Guangzhou ©
A massive metropolis and critical international trading hub, Guangzhou sprawls along the Pearl River, distinctly vibrant and cosmopolitan.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): make a trip to Canton Tower, then step off the mainland to explore Shamian Island, and then browse the different shops at Guangzhou K11 Art Mall. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Guangzhou Oriental Museum, then admire the striking features of Lotus Pagoda, and then take in the views from Liede Bridge.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Guangzhou vacation maker app.

Getting from Xiamen to Guangzhou by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Guangzhou are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Shenzhen.

Things to do in Guangzhou

Nature · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 23 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Shamian Island ©
Shamian Island
Canton Tower ©
Canton Tower
Guangzhou Oriental Museum ©
Guangzhou Oriental Museum

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Shenzhen

Shenzhen ©
A fairly humble collection of farming and fishing villages and towns until 1979, you wouldn't guess as much when taking a tour of Shenzhen.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Futian Nature Reserve, walk around Nanshan Park, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shenzhen Mosque.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Shenzhen attractions planner.

Drive from Guangzhou to Shenzhen in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. November in Shenzhen sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Shenzhen

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Shenzhen Mosque ©
Shenzhen Mosque

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Hong Kong

Hong Kong ©

Pearl of the Orient

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Pack the 27th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Hong Kong Disneyland. Spend the 28th (Sat) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Ocean Park. There's much more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Victoria Peak (The Peak), don't miss a visit to Hong Kong Skyline, take an in-depth tour of Hong Kong Museum of History, and step off the mainland to explore Lantau island.

To find maps and tourist information, read our Hong Kong trip planner.

Hong Kong is just a stone's throw from Shenzhen. In November, daytime highs in Hong Kong are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Hong Kong Disneyland ©
Hong Kong Disneyland
Ocean Park ©
Ocean Park

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