32 days in China Itinerary

32 days in China Itinerary

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32 days in China Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Hong Kong
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Sanya
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
3
Shangri-La County
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
4
Lhasa
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Lijiang
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Xi'an
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
7
Zhangjiajie
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
8
Shanghai
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
9
Huangshan
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
10
Beijing
— 5 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

3
nights
Hong Kong

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Stanley, Hong Kong and Hong Kong Museum of History. Family-friendly places like Hong Kong Disneyland and Ocean Park will thrill your kids. It doesn't end there: head off the coast to Lantau Island and take in panoramic vistas at Victoria Peak (The Peak).

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Hong Kong vacation builder.

Mumbai (Bombay), India to Hong Kong is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Mumbai (Bombay) to Hong Kong due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Mumbai (Bombay) in March; daily highs in Hong Kong reach 26°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Sanya.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Hong Kong Disneyland ©
Hong Kong Disneyland
Ocean Park ©
Ocean Park

5
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.
Get outdoors at Tianya Haijiao and Sanya Zhujiang Nantian Spa. Attractions like Dadonghai Beach and Yalong Bay make great kid-friendly stops. Pack the 1st (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Qian'guqing Scenic Spot. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Wuzhizhou Coral Island, take in the dramatic natural features at Sunrising Rock, wander the streets of Sanya Redaiyulin Square, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nanshan Temple.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Sanya travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Hong Kong to Sanya takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Hong Kong in March, plan for a bit warmer days in Sanya, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Shangri-La County.

Things to do in Sanya

Parks Nature Theme Parks
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Yalong Bay ©
Yalong Bay
Nanshan Temple ©
Nanshan Temple
Tianya Haijiao ©
Tianya Haijiao

3
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.
Here are some ideas for day two: take in breathtaking views at Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hutiao Xia).

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Shangri-La County custom trip planner.

Getting from Sanya to Shangri-La County by combination of flight and taxi takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lhasa.

Things to do in Shangri-La County

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hutiao Xia) ©
Sumtsaling Monastery
Sumtsaling Monastery

2
nights
Lhasa

Lhasa ©
The capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, Lhasa possesses a wealth of Tibetan Buddhist sites of historical and cultural importance.
On the 5th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Barkhor Street and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jokhang Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Sera Monastery, step into the grandiose world of Potala Palace, contemplate the long history of Norbulingka (Precious Stone Garden), then contemplate the long history of Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si), and finally see the interesting displays at Tibet Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Lhasa online itinerary creator.

Getting from Shangri-La County to Lhasa by combination of taxi and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Lijiang.

Things to do in Lhasa

Historic Sites Museums
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Jokhang Temple ©
Jokhang Temple
Barkhor Street ©
Barkhor Street
Norbulingka (Precious Stone Garden) ©

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 8th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Lugu Lake, then get to know the fascinating history of Yulong (Jade Dragon) Mountain, then steep yourself in history at Shuhe Ancient Town, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Old Town of Lijiang - China. On the next day, ponder the design of Black Dragon Pond Park, then steep yourself in history at Mufu Palace, and then contemplate the long history of Xuesong Village.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Lijiang trip itinerary maker.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Lhasa to Lijiang in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Lijiang

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Yulong County
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Lugu Lake ©
Lugu Lake
Yulong (Jade Dragon) Mountain ©
Yulong (Jade Dragon) Mountain
Shuhe Ancient Town ©
Shuhe Ancient Town

3
nights
Xi'an

Xi'an
Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang), see the interesting displays at Xi'an Museum, then get in on the family fun at Tang Paradise, and finally examine the collection at The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Muslim Quarter, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Xi'an Mosque, delve into the distant past at Xi'an Bell Tower, then get engrossed in the history at Shaanxi History Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta).

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Xi'an itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Lijiang to Xi'an in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in April, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Zhangjiajie.

Things to do in Xi'an

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks
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Shaanxi History Museum ©
Shaanxi History Museum
Xi'an Mosque ©
Xi'an Mosque

2
nights
Zhangjiajie

Zhangjiajie ©
The city of Zhangjiajie has become particularly well known for its striking surrounding landscape.
On the 12th (Wed), take in the dramatic natural features at Xihai Stone Forest and then delve into the lush surroundings at Tianmen Mountain of Zhangjiajie. Keep things going the next day: take a peaceful walk through Red River Valley Forest Park, take in breathtaking views at Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area of Zhangjiajie.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Zhangjiajie trip planner.

Getting from Xi'an to Zhangjiajie by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Zhangjiajie

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Zhangjiajie Junsheng Painting Institute, Red River Valley Forest Park
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3
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 Museum and Three on the Bund will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Bund (Wai Tan) and Xintiandi. There's lots more to do: shop like a local with Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), stop by Tian Zi Fang, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fuxing Park, and take a stroll through Former French Concession.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Shanghai custom trip planner.

Getting from Zhangjiajie to Shanghai by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In April in Shanghai, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Huangshan.

Things to do in Shanghai

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
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The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Former French Concession ©
Former French Concession
Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan) ©

3
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hongcun Ancient Village and Huangshan Geopark. Get some cultural insight at Mt. Huangshan (Yellow Mountain) and Lucun Village. Change things up with these side-trips from Huangshan: Huangshan Zhuhai Valleys (in Yi County) and Xidi Ancient Village (in She County). There's more to do: contemplate the long history of Tunxi Ancient Street and witness a stunning natural landmark at Huangshan Hot Spring.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Huangshan trip generator.

You can fly from Shanghai to Huangshan in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Huangshan

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Yi County, Xidi Ancient Village
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Hongcun Ancient Village ©
Hongcun Ancient Village
Mt. Huangshan ©
Mt. Huangshan
Xidi Ancient Village ©
Xidi Ancient Village

5
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.
Visit The Great Wall at Badaling and Juyong Pass of Great Wall for their historical value. Let the collections at The Palace Museum and Lama Temple (Yonghegong) capture your imagination. On the 25th (Tue), hike the day away at U China Travel. And it doesn't end there: hike along Great Wall at Mutianyu, don't miss a visit to Long Corridor at the Summer Palace, admire the striking features of Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), and wander the streets of 798 Art Zone.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Beijing trip builder.

Getting from Huangshan to Beijing by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Parks Tours
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798 Art Zone ©
798 Art Zone
Mutianyu Great Wall ©
Mutianyu Great Wall
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)

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