22 days in China Itinerary

22 days in China Itinerary

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22 days in China Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Qingdao
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Xi'an
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Lijiang
— 1 night
+3
Fly + bus + foot + train:  6​h
4
Hong Kong
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Sanya
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
6
Xiamen
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 45​min
7
Huangshan
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
8
Shanghai
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
9
Beijing
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Brussels

1
night
Qingdao

Qingdao ©
The city of Qingdao has become particularly well known for its clean streets, orderly layout, and blending of the old and the new.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): make a trip to Badaguan Scenic Resort and then enjoy the sand and surf at Qingdao Second Beach.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Qingdao online itinerary creator.

Brussels, Belgium to Qingdao is an approximately 20-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Brussels to Qingdao. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Brussels in May: high temperatures in Qingdao hover around 28°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Qingdao

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Qingdao Second Beach ©
Qingdao Second Beach
Badaguan Scenic Resort ©
Badaguan Scenic Resort

2
nights
Xi'an

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 29th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang), then contemplate the long history of Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta), then make a trip to Dayan Tower Cultural and Leisure Scenic Resort, and finally examine the collection at The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Xi'an online itinerary creator.

You can fly from Qingdao to Xi'an in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lijiang.

Things to do in Xi'an

Historic Sites Museums
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Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang) ©
Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang)
Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta) ©
Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta)

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Lugu Lake and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town of Lijiang - China.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Lijiang trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Xi'an to Lijiang in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Lijiang

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Old Town of Lijiang - China
Old Town of Lijiang - China
Lugu Lake ©
Lugu Lake

4
nights
Hong Kong

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Get in touch with nature at Tai Long Wan and Lantau Island. Hong Kong Museum of History and Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware will appeal to museum buffs. Pack the 3rd (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Hong Kong Disneyland. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Big Wave Bay Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Clear Water Bay Second Beach, take a leisurely stroll along Hong Kong Macau Ferry Terminal, and buy something for everyone on your list at IFC mall.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Hong Kong holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Lijiang to Hong Kong takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Hong Kong are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. On the 4th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sanya.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks Theme Parks Beaches
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Tai Long Wan ©
Tai Long Wan
Hong Kong Museum of History ©
Hong Kong Museum of History
Lantau island ©
Lantau island

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Tianya Haijiao and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yalong Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Dadonghai Beach.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Sanya sightseeing planner.

Fly from Hong Kong to Sanya in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Hong Kong in June, Sanya is little chillier at night with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Xiamen.

Things to do in Sanya

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Yalong Bay ©
Yalong Bay
Tianya Haijiao ©
Tianya Haijiao
Dadonghai Beach ©
Dadonghai Beach

1
night
Xiamen

Xiamen ©
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.
On the 7th (Wed), get a taste of the local shopping with Gulangyu and then trek along Kulangsu Huandao Road.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Xiamen trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Sanya to Xiamen by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Huangshan.

Things to do in Xiamen

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Gulangyu ©
Gulangyu
Kulangsu Huandao Road ©
Kulangsu Huandao Road

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 8th (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at Mt. Huangshan (Yellow Mountain).

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Huangshan trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Xiamen to Huangshan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. On the 8th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Huangshan

Parks Nature
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Mt. Huangshan ©
Mt. Huangshan

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.
For shopping fun, head to Former French Concession or Xintiandi. Visit The Bund (Wai Tan) and Jade Buddha Temple for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Shanghai: Tongli Town (in Suzhou), Xitang Ancient Town (in Jiashan County) and Zhouzhuang Water Town (in Kunshan). There's much more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), examine the collection at Shanghai Museum, admire the striking features of 1933 Old Millfun, and enjoy breathtaking views from Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu).

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Shanghai tour planner.

You can fly from Huangshan to Shanghai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Shanghai

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Tongli Town, Xitang Ancient Town, Zhouzhuang Water Town
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The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan) ©
Xitang Ancient Town ©
Xitang Ancient Town

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Great Wall at Badaling and Lama Temple (Yonghegong). Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) and Temple of Heaven (Tiantan Park) will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of The Palace Museum, look for gifts at Nanluoguxiang, steep yourself in history at Gate of Heavenly Peace (Tian'an Men), and make a trip to Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan).

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Beijing travel itinerary creator.

Fly from Shanghai to Beijing in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Beijing when traveling from Shanghai in June, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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The Great Wall at Badaling ©
The Great Wall at Badaling
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum

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