22 days in China Itinerary

22 days in China Itinerary

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22 days in China Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  10​h
1
Lijiang
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Shangri-La County
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
3
Lhasa
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  8​h 45​min
4
Jiuzhaigou County
— 3 nights
+2
bus + subway + Fly:  9​h 15​min
5
Sanya
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
Zhangjiajie
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Beijing
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Singapore

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lugu Lake and Yulong Snow Mountain and Glacier Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Lijiang: Yulong County (Lijiang Spruce Plain, Yulong (Jade Dragon) Mountain, & more). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Mufu Palace, don't miss a visit to Lijiang Mural in Baisha Village, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town of Lijiang - China, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Black Dragon Pond Park.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Lijiang sightseeing planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Lijiang is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Shangri-La County.

Things to do in Lijiang

Parks Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Yulong County
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Lugu Lake ©
Lugu Lake
Yulong (Jade Dragon) Mountain ©
Yulong (Jade Dragon) Mountain
Lijiang Spruce Plain ©
Lijiang Spruce Plain

4
nights
Shangri-La County

Shangri-La County ©
Known previously as Zhongdian, Shangri-La County gained its current name in an attempt by city officials to promote tourism.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hutiao Xia) and Hell Canyon of Kasi. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Shangri-La County: Daocheng County (Daocheng Three Holy Mountain & Aden Scenic Area). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sumtsaling Monastery, ponder the design of White-Water Terraces (Baishuitai), take in breathtaking views at Shangri-la Grand Canyon. Balagezong, and take in panoramic vistas at Shika Snow Mountains.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Shangri-La County travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Lijiang to Shangri-La County takes 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Lhasa.

Things to do in Shangri-La County

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Daocheng County
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Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hutiao Xia) ©
Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hutiao Xia)
Aden Scenic Area ©
Aden Scenic Area
Sumtsaling Monastery
Sumtsaling Monastery

3
nights
Lhasa

Lhasa ©
The capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, Lhasa possesses a wealth of Tibetan Buddhist sites of historical and cultural importance.
Step off the beaten path and head to Jokhang Temple and Sera Monastery. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Barkhor Street, steep yourself in history at Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si), explore the striking landscape at Yangwang Mountain Cliffside Images, and examine the collection at Tibet Museum.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Lhasa travel itinerary creator.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Shangri-La County to Lhasa in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Jiuzhaigou County.

Things to do in Lhasa

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Jokhang Temple ©
Jokhang Temple
Climbing Tours
Barkhor Street ©
Barkhor Street

3
nights
Jiuzhaigou County

Jiuzhaigou County ©
Nine villages make up Jiuzhaigou County, a valley with a wealth of natural sites protected by UNESCO.
On your second day here, take in the dramatic scenery at Nuorilang Waterfall, then identify plant and animal life at Pearl Shoal Waterfalls, then steep yourself in history at Jiuzailing Temple, and finally make a trip to Jiuzhaigou National Arts Center.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Jiuzhaigou County sightseeing planner.

Getting from Lhasa to Jiuzhaigou County by combination of taxi, bus, and flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Sanya.

Things to do in Jiuzhaigou County

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve ©
Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve
Jiuzhaigou National Arts Center ©
Jiuzhaigou National Arts Center
Pearl Shoal Waterfalls ©
Pearl Shoal Waterfalls

3
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.
On the 3rd (Mon), wander the streets of Sanya Redaiyulin Square, take in the natural beauty of Sanya Zhujiang Nantian Spa, and then step off the mainland to explore Wuzhizhou Coral Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nanshan Temple, then explore the striking landscape at Sanya Daxiaodongtian Area, and then kick back and relax at Tianya Haijiao.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Sanya itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jiuzhaigou County to Sanya in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Sanya can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. On the 5th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Zhangjiajie.

Things to do in Sanya

Parks Nature Beaches
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Wuzhizhou Coral Island ©
Wuzhizhou Coral Island
Sanya Redaiyulin Square ©
Sanya Redaiyulin Square
Sanya Daxiaodongtian Area ©
Sanya Daxiaodongtian Area

3
nights
Zhangjiajie

Zhangjiajie ©
The city of Zhangjiajie has become particularly well known for its striking surrounding landscape.
On the 6th (Thu), view the masterpieces at Zhangjiajie Junsheng Painting Institute, admire the striking features of Zhangjiajie Puguang Temple, then take a peaceful walk through Tianmen Mountain of Zhangjiajie, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Xihai Stone Forest. Keep things going the next day: take a peaceful walk through Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area of Zhangjiajie, then take in breathtaking views at Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, and then make a trip to Golden Whip Brook.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Zhangjiajie sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Sanya to Zhangjiajie in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Zhangjiajie

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Zhangjiajie Junsheng Painting Institute
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2
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Gate of Heavenly Peace (Tian'an Men), admire the landmark architecture of Meridian Gate (Wu Men), wander the streets of Back Lakes (Hou Hai), then steep yourself in history at Juyong Pass of Great Wall, and finally take a stroll through 798 Art Zone. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Bell and Drum Towers, tour the pleasant surroundings at Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan), and then stroll through The Imperial Garden of The Palace Museum.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Beijing travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Zhangjiajie to Beijing takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Beijing can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. On the 10th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Juyong Pass of Great Wall ©
Juyong Pass of Great Wall
Meridian Gate (Wu Men) ©
Meridian Gate (Wu Men)
Back Lakes (Hou Hai) ©
Back Lakes (Hou Hai)

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