28 days in China Itinerary

28 days in China Itinerary

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Beijing
— 4 nights
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Chengdu
— 2 nights
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Sanya
— 3 nights
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Guangzhou
— 3 nights
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Hong Kong
— 5 nights
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Xiamen
— 2 nights
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Suzhou
— 2 nights
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Shanghai
— 5 nights
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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan) and Wang Fu Jing Da Jie. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at 798 Art Zone and Panjiayuan Antique Market. There's still lots to do: see Mutianyu Great Wall, get great views at Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), get engrossed in the history at The Palace Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan).

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Beijing route maker tool.

Toronto, Canada to Beijing is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Beijing is 13 hours. While traveling from Toronto, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Beijing, ranging from highs of 6°C to lows of -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Chengdu.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 2 — 6:

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Chengdu

Hibiscus City

The home of giant pandas for more than two million years, Chengdu's vast human history cowers in comparison to the natural heritage of the area.
On the 7th (Sun), browse the different shops at Galleria and then buy something for everyone on your list at Far Eastern Department Store (Royal Street East). Keep things going the next day: browse the different shops at IFS, look for gifts at Fangsuo Book Store, and then identify plant and animal life at Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi).

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Chengdu travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Beijing to Chengdu takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Beijing, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Chengdu, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sanya.

Things to do in Chengdu

Shopping · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 8:

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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.
For shopping fun, head to Egret Park or Pineapple Shopping Center. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nanshan Temple and Luhuitou Park. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Sanya Daxiaodongtian Area, trek along Yalong Bay Tropical Paradise Forest Park, don't miss a visit to Sanya Phoenix Hill Park, and enjoy the sand and surf at Yalong Bay.

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Traveling by flight from Chengdu to Sanya takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Chengdu in February, you will find days in Sanya are much warmer (30°C), and nights are a bit warmer (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Guangzhou.

Things to do in Sanya

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Shopping
Find places to stay Feb 8 — 11:

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Guangzhou

A massive metropolis and critical international trading hub, Guangzhou sprawls along the Pearl River, distinctly vibrant and cosmopolitan.
Explore hidden gems such as Beijing Road Raw Material For Medicine Shopping Mall and Foshan Lingnan Tiandi. Head to Parc Central and Guangzhou K11 Art Mallfor plenty of shopping. Step out of Guangzhou to go to Qingyuan and see Guangzhong Back Yard, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sacred Heart Cathedral and buy something for everyone on your list at Happy Valley.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Guangzhou vacation site.

Fly from Sanya to Guangzhou in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sanya in February, with highs in Guangzhou at 23°C and lows at 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Guangzhou

Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 11 — 14:

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Hong Kong

Pearl of the Orient

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Tsim Sha Tsui and MILK Shirts. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Bird Garden Yuen Po Street and Harbour City. Pack the 19th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Hong Kong Disneyland. There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at Victoria Peak (The Peak), admire the striking features of Chi Lin Nunnery, get a taste of the local shopping with IFC mall, and take in the exciting artwork at Parkview Art Hong Kong.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Hong Kong travel route planner.

You can drive from Guangzhou to Hong Kong in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February in Hong Kong, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Xiamen.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks · Shopping · Theme Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 14 — 19:

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Xiamen

Garden Island

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 20th (Sat), deepen your understanding at Xiamen University, then get a taste of the local shopping with Gulangyu, and then look for gifts at Tasty Life. Keep things going the next day: browse the different shops at Pan base Center, examine the collection at Yuyuan Garden, and then hunt for treasures at The eighth seafood Market.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Xiamen travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Hong Kong to Xiamen takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Hong Kong in February, Xiamen is little chillier at night with lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Suzhou.

Things to do in Xiamen

Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
Find places to stay Feb 19 — 21:

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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 22nd (Mon), don't miss a visit to The Lingering Garden, then shop like a local with Pingjiang Road, and then look for gifts at MoMi Cafe&Bookstore (Suzhou Dingxiang). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Suzhou Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Humble Administrator's Garden, and then stroll around Tiger Hill.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Suzhou road trip tool.

Fly from Xiamen to Suzhou in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Xiamen in February, things will get colder in Suzhou: highs are around -5°C and lows about -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Suzhou

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 21 — 23:

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to South Bund Soft Spinning Material Market and LWH Gallery. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road) and Spin Ceramics. There's much more to do: go for a walk through The Bund (Wai Tan), get a taste of the local shopping with Three on the Bund, admire the striking features of 1933 Old Millfun, and take in the exciting artwork at Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Centre.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Shanghai driving holiday planning tool.

Getting from Suzhou to Shanghai by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Suzhou in February: highs in Shanghai hover around 12°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Shanghai

Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 23 — 28:

China travel guide

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Landmarks · Observation Decks · History Museums
With well over 1.3 billion residents, China represents the most populous country in the world, considered by many the cradle of civilization thanks to its history spanning many millennia. While a single trip to China rarely satisfies curious travelers, a well-organized tour reveals a land of awe-inspiring natural scenery, ancient monuments, and giant cities, where the diverse population includes almost 60 different ethnic groups speaking dozens of distinct languages. While many Westerners may know China mostly for its centuries-old tradition of martial arts, discerning travelers visit this vast nation for its outstanding cuisine, pristine landscapes, epic train journeys, and small towns of hardworking and genuinely hospitable people.