20 days in China Itinerary

20 days in China Itinerary

Created using Inspirock China Trip Planner

You are viewing a shared plan.  Create a similar plan to customize the plan.

Route & dates

20 days in China Itinerary

Miami
Fly:  27​h
Beijing
— 6 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
Shanghai
— 4 nights
subway + train:  1​h 45​min
Hangzhou
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Huangshan
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
Xi'an
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Lijiang
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h
Hong Kong
— 2 nights
Fly:  30​h
Miami

5
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Great Wall at Badaling and The Palace Museum. Visit Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) and Great Wall at Mutianyu for their historical value. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of The Great wall of Jiankou-The Great Wall Alternative, admire the landmark architecture of Gate of Heavenly Peace (Tian'an Men), enjoy breathtaking views from Bell and Drum Towers, and stroll through Temple of Heaven (Tiantan Park).

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Beijing vacation trip planner.

Miami, USA to Beijing is an approximately 27-hour flight. You'll lose 13 hours traveling from Miami to Beijing due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Miami in May: high temperatures in Beijing hover around 81°F and lows are around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Beijing

Sightseeing Historic Sites Parks
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Beijing.
Find a hotel »
Highlights from your plan
Mutianyu Great Wall
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
The Great Wall at Badaling

4
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.
The Bund (Wai Tan) and Tongli Town will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Xitang Ancient Town and Zhujiajiao Ancient Town. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Shanghai Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Yu Garden (Yuyuan), admire the striking features of Jade Buddha Temple, and take in panoramic vistas at Shanghai World Financial Center.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Shanghai travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Beijing to Shanghai in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in June, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hangzhou.

Things to do in Shanghai

Sightseeing Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Tongli Town, Xitang Ancient Town
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Shanghai.
Find a hotel »
Highlights from your plan
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Shanghai Museum
Zhujiajiao Ancient Town

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.
On the 6th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Former residence of Xueyan Hu and then appreciate the extensive heritage of West Lake (Xi Hu).

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Hangzhou sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of subway and train from Shanghai to Hangzhou in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Hangzhou are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Huangshan.

Things to do in Hangzhou

Sightseeing Historic Sites
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Hangzhou.
Find a hotel »
Highlights from your plan
Former residence of Xueyan Hu

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Huangshan Geopark and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Huangshan (Yellow Mountain).

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Huangshan trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Hangzhou to Huangshan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Huangshan

Parks Sightseeing Nature
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Huangshan.
Find a hotel »
Highlights from your plan
Mt. Huangshan (Yellow Mountain)
Huangshan Geopark

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 8th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang), then contemplate the long history of Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta), and then examine the collection at The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Xi'an sightseeing planner.

Fly from Huangshan to Xi'an in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in June, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Lijiang.

Things to do in Xi'an

Sightseeing Historic Sites Museums
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Xi'an.
Find a hotel »
Highlights from your plan

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Mufu Palace, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town of Lijiang - China, then steep yourself in history at Shuhe Ancient Town, and finally steep yourself in history at Lugu Lake.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Lijiang trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Xi'an to Lijiang by combination of flight and bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Lijiang

Sightseeing Historic Sites Parks
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Lijiang.
Find a hotel »
Highlights from your plan
Old Town of Lijiang - China
Lugu Lake
Shuhe Ancient Town

2
days
Hong Kong

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
On the 11th (Sun), take in panoramic vistas at Victoria Peak (The Peak). Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware and then step off the mainland to explore Lantau Island.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Hong Kong online itinerary creator.

Getting from Lijiang to Hong Kong by combination of bus and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daytime highs in Hong Kong are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 81°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Theme Parks Parks Nature
Accommodations
Get expert advice on where to stay in Hong Kong.
Find a hotel »
Highlights from your plan
Hong Kong Disneyland
Lantau Island
Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware

Similar Plans

32 days in China BY A USER FROM INDIA March, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 22 days in China BY A USER FROM CANADA October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 22 days in China BY A USER FROM BELGIUM May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in China BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE March, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 22 days in China BY A USER FROM CANADA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 43 days in China BY A USER FROM IRAQ July, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: July, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 21 days in Japan & China BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 21 days in China BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 22 days in China BY A USER FROM CANADA October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 24 days in China & Bali BY A USER FROM BERMUDA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 24 days in China BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 23 days in China BY A USER FROM SPAIN September, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans