18 days in China Itinerary

18 days in China Itinerary

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Fly
1
Sanya
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Hong Kong
— 3 nights
Fly
3
Huangshan
— 1 night
Drive
4
Suzhou
— 1 night
Train
5
Shanghai
— 2 nights
Fly
6
Beijing
— 3 nights
Fly
7
Xi'an
— 2 nights
Fly
8
Lijiang
— 3 nights
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2
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Sanya

Gateway to the South

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 2nd (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Sanya Daxiaodongtian Area, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nanshan Temple, and then stroll around Nanshan Buddhist Cultural Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Yalong Bay Tropical Paradise Forest Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Yalong Bay, and then take in the natural beauty of Sanya Zhujiang Nantian Spa.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Sanya day trip planning tool.

Dhaka City, Bangladesh to Sanya is an approximately 10-hour flight. Traveling from Dhaka City to Sanya, you'll lose 2.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in April, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Sanya

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 3:
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Yalong Bay ©
Beach
Yalong Bay
4.6
Nanshan Temple ©
Religious Site
Nanshan Temple
4.3

3
nights
Hong Kong

Pearl of the Orient

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Chi Lin Nunnery and Food Tours. Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery (Man Fat Sze) and Lantau island are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Pack the 5th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Hong Kong Disneyland. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Hong Kong Museum of History, pause for some photo ops at Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha), walk around Nan Lian Garden, and take in panoramic vistas at Victoria Peak (The Peak).

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Hong Kong road trip tool.

Fly from Sanya to Hong Kong in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Sanya in April, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Hong Kong: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Huangshan.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Theme Parks · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
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1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Huangshan UNESCO Global Geopark and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Huangshan.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Huangshan tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Hong Kong to Huangshan in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Suzhou.

Things to do in Huangshan

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 7:
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Mt. Huangshan ©
World heritage site
Mt. Huangshan
4.7

1
night
Suzhou

Venice of the East

One of the oldest settlements in the Yangtze basin, Suzhou remains a complex, labyrinthine set of old canal districts, World Heritage gardens, and sprawling modern developments.
On the 8th (Thu), contemplate the long history of The Lingering Garden, examine the collection at Suzhou Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Humble Administrator's Garden, and finally steep yourself in history at Tongli Town.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Suzhou attractions planning app.

Traveling by car from Huangshan to Suzhou takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Suzhou

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 8:
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Tongli Town ©
Historic Site
Tongli Town
4.3
The Lingering Garden ©
World heritage site
The Lingering Garden
4.2
Humble Administrator's Garden ©
World heritage site
Humble Administrator's Garden
4.2

2
nights
Shanghai

Pearl of the Orient

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take a stroll through Maoming Road, take in panoramic vistas at Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), take in panoramic vistas at Shanghai World Financial Center, then take in nature's colorful creations at Yu Garden (Yuyuan), then go for a walk through The Bund (Wai Tan), and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road). Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), then get a taste of the local shopping with Former French Concession, then appreciate the history behind Jade Buddha Temple, and finally take a stroll through Tian Zi Fang.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Shanghai attractions planning website.

Traveling by train from Suzhou to Shanghai takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Shanghai sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Shanghai

Find places to stay Apr 8 — 10:
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Tian Zi Fang ©
Neighborhood
Tian Zi Fang
4.1

3
nights
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 Mutianyu Great Wall and Meridian Gate (Wu Men). Get some historical perspective at Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) and Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at The Palace Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ming Tombs (Ming Shishan Ling), steep yourself in history at Bell and Drum Towers, and get a sense of history and politics at Temple of Heaven.

Plan trip to Beijing with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by flight from Shanghai to Beijing takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Shanghai in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Beijing, with lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites · Parks · Trails · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 13:
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Mutianyu Great Wall
Must see
Mutianyu Great Wall
4.8
The Palace Museum ©
Must see
The Palace Museum
4.4

2
nights
Xi'an

Birthplace of Chinese Civilization

Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): get outside with Travel China Guide. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Shaanxi History Museum, take an in-depth tour of The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, and then delve into the distant past at Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang).

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Xi'an online trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Beijing to Xi'an in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in April, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Lijiang.

Things to do in Xi'an

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 15:
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3
nights
Lijiang

Suzhou on the Plateau

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.
Get some historical perspective at Shuhe Ancient Town and Old Town of Lijiang - China. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Yulong (Jade Dragon) Mountain and Ganhaizi Pasture. Change things up with these side-trips from Lijiang: Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hutiao Xia) (in Shangri-La County) and Lijiang Spruce Plain (in Yulong County). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Mufu Palace and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Blue Moon Valley.

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

You can fly from Xi'an to Lijiang in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. On the 18th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lijiang

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 15 — 18:
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