20 days in China Itinerary

20 days in China Itinerary

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20 days in China Itinerary

Miami
tram + Fly:  27​h
Beijing
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
Shanghai
— 3 nights
subway + train:  1​h 45​min
Hangzhou
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Huangshan
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  4​h
Hong Kong
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h
Lijiang
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Xi'an
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
Chengdu
— Few hours
Fly + bus:  27​h
Miami

4
days
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 sightseeing, historic sites, trails, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Great Wall at Mutianyu, contemplate the long history of Temple of Heaven (Tiantan Park), admire the striking features of The Great Wall at Badaling, and get engrossed in the history at The Palace Museum.

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Miami, USA to Beijing is an approximately 27-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 13 hours traveling from Miami to Beijing. Traveling from Miami in May, expect Beijing to be little chillier, temps between 81°F and 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Shanghai.

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Mutianyu Great Wall
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
The Great Wall at Badaling

3
days
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 sightseeing, historic sites, shopping, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Bund (Wai Tan), admire the striking features of 1933 Old Millfun, enjoy breathtaking views from Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), and see the interesting displays at Shanghai Museum.

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Getting from Beijing to Shanghai by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In June in Shanghai, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hangzhou.

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The Bund (Wai Tan)
Yu Garden (Yuyuan)

1
day
Hangzhou

Hangzhou, the scenic capital of Zheijang Province, remains a popular vacation choice for tourists interested in the area's numerous cultural and natural sights.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Gu Shan (Solitary Hill), tour the pleasant surroundings at Prince Bay Park, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of West Lake (Xi Hu).

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Getting from Shanghai to Hangzhou by combination of subway and train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in June, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Huangshan.

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Gu Shan (Solitary Hill)
Prince Bay Park

1
day
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 (Mon), contemplate the long history of Tunxi Ancient Street and then stroll through Mt. Huangshan (Yellow Mountain).

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You can drive from Hangzhou to Huangshan in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Hong Kong.

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Mt. Huangshan (Yellow Mountain)
Tunxi Ancient Street

4
days
Hong Kong

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Pack the 7th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Hong Kong Disneyland. Pack the 8th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Ocean Park. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy breathtaking views from Victoria Peak (The Peak), step off the mainland to explore Lantau Island, see the interesting displays at Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware, and make a trip to Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade.

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You can do a combination of flight and bus from Huangshan to Hong Kong in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or drive. In June in Hong Kong, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 81°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Lijiang.

Things to do in Hong Kong

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Hong Kong Disneyland
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Ocean Park

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Square Street (Sifangjie) and then don't miss a visit to Old Town of Lijiang - China.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Hong Kong to Lijiang takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. On the 11th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Xi'an.

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Historic Sites
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Old Town of Lijiang - China
Square Street (Sifangjie)

1
day
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 (Mon): delve into the distant past at Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang), then make a trip to Xi'an Bell Tower, then contemplate the long history of Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta), and finally see the interesting displays at The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Lijiang to Xi'an takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, daytime highs in Xi'an are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Chengdu.

Things to do in Xi'an

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1
day
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 13th (Tue), get to know the fascinating history of Jinli Pedestrian Street, make a trip to Chunxi Road Pedestrian Street, and then identify plant and animal life at Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi).

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Fly from Xi'an to Chengdu in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Xi'an in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 71°F in Chengdu. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chengdu

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Jinli Pedestrian Street
Chunxi Road Pedestrian Street

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