32 days in China Itinerary

32 days in China Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Lisbon
Fly:  16 h 30 min
1
Beijing
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Shanghai
— 4 nights
Train:  45 min
3
Suzhou
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Huangshan
— 1 night
+2
Taxi + Fly + Bus:  4 h 30 min
5
Hong Kong
— 5 nights
+4
Train + Foot + Bus + Fly + Bus:  6 h 15 min
6
Xi'an
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  6 h 45 min
7
Jiuzhaigou County
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  5 h 45 min
8
Chengdu
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h 15 min
9
Lijiang
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  6 h
10
Lhasa
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  21 h 45 min
End: Lisbon

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, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ming Tombs (Ming Shishan Ling), contemplate the long history of Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), and try out the rides at Olympic Park.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Beijing trip itinerary planning website.

Lisbon, Portugal to Beijing is an approximately 16.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Lisbon to Beijing. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Lisbon in March: high temperatures in Beijing hover around 17°C and lows are around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Find places to stay Mar 24 — 28:
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Mutianyu Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum

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.
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), admire the natural beauty at Yu Garden (Yuyuan), shop like a local with Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), and take in panoramic vistas at Shanghai World Financial Center.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Shanghai online vacation builder.

You can fly from Beijing to Shanghai in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Beijing in March since evenings lows in Shanghai dip to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Suzhou.

Things to do in Shanghai

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Mar 28 — Apr 1:
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The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu) ©
Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu)
Yu Garden (Yuyuan) ©
Yu Garden (Yuyuan)

3
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Suzhou: Xitang Ancient Town (in Jiashan County) and Shaxi Ancient Town (in Taicang). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Tongli Town, get to know the fascinating history of Shantang Street, see the interesting displays at Suzhou Garden Museum, and stroll around The Classical Gardens of Suzhou.

To see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Suzhou day trip site.

You can take a train from Shanghai to Suzhou in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of subway and train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Huangshan.

Things to do in Suzhou

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Xitang Ancient Town, Shaxi Ancient Town
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 4:
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Xitang Ancient Town ©
Xitang Ancient Town
Tongli Town ©
Tongli Town
Suzhou Garden Museum ©
Suzhou Garden Museum

1
night
Huangshan

Huangshan ©
Named after the "Yellow Mountains" with which the region has long been associated, Huangshan offers access to UNESCO-listed sites both natural and man-made.
On the 5th (Sun), stroll around Huangshan Geopark and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Huangshan.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Huangshan trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Suzhou to Huangshan takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Huangshan

Parks Nature
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Mt. Huangshan ©
Mt. Huangshan
Huangshan Geopark ©
Huangshan Geopark

5
nights
Hong Kong

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Hong Kong is known for shopping, theme parks, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Hong Kong Disneyland, make a trip to Hong Kong Skyline, walk around Nan Lian Garden, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ocean Park.

Before you visit Hong Kong, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus from Huangshan to Hong Kong in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, flight, subway, and train; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Hong Kong can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Hong Kong Disneyland ©
Hong Kong Disneyland
Lantau island ©
Lantau island

3
nights
Xi'an

Xi'an
Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
Xi'an is known for museums, historic sites, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, don't miss a visit to Muslim Quarter, delve into the distant past at Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang), and take in the spiritual surroundings of Xi'an Bell Tower.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Xi'an journey builder app.

Traveling by combination of train, bus, and flight from Hong Kong to Xi'an takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Hong Kong in April: highs in Xi'an hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Jiuzhaigou County.

Things to do in Xi'an

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang) ©
Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang)
Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta) ©
Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta)

2
nights
Jiuzhaigou County

Jiuzhaigou County ©
Nine villages make up Jiuzhaigou County, a valley with a wealth of natural sites protected by UNESCO.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve and then don't miss a visit to Jiuzhaigou National Arts Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the verdant scenery at Rize Valley and then identify plant and animal life at Upper Seasonal Sea in Jiuzhaigou Valley.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Jiuzhaigou County online trip builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Xi'an to Jiuzhaigou County takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Chengdu.

Things to do in Jiuzhaigou County

Parks Nature Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve ©
Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve
Jiuzhaigou National Arts Center ©
Jiuzhaigou National Arts Center

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): walk around Beihu Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi), and then take an in-depth tour of Jinsha Site Museum. Keep things going the next day: cruise along Sichuan Tibet Highway (southern route) and then gain a rich perspective with a tour of cultural highlights.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Chengdu road trip planner.

Getting from Jiuzhaigou County to Chengdu by combination of bus and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and flight. In April, daily temperatures in Chengdu can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Lijiang.

Things to do in Chengdu

Tours Parks Museums

Side Trip

Sichuan Tibet Highway (southern route)
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Rail Tours
Jinsha Site Museum ©
Jinsha Site Museum

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Blue Moon Valley and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Three Parallel Rivers National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Black Dragon Pond Park and then make a trip to Old Town of Lijiang - China.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Lijiang trip planning website.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Chengdu to Lijiang in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Lhasa.

Things to do in Lijiang

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Three Parallel Rivers National Park ©
Three Parallel Rivers National Park
Old Town of Lijiang - China
Old Town of Lijiang - China
Black Dragon Pond Park ©
Black Dragon Pond Park

3
nights
Lhasa

The capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, Lhasa possesses a wealth of Tibetan Buddhist sites of historical and cultural importance.
Lhasa is known for historic sites, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Potala Palace, contemplate the long history of Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si), do sightseeing your way with Private Tours, and see Off-Road Tours.

Before you visit Lhasa, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Lijiang to Lhasa takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lhasa

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Potala Palace ©
Potala Palace
Jokhang Temple ©
Jokhang Temple

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