32 days in China Itinerary

32 days in China Itinerary

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32 days in China Itinerary

Start: Yangon (Rangoon)
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Lijiang
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Chengdu
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Emeishan
— 2 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  7​h
4
Beijing
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Huangshan
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
6
Shanghai
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Xiamen
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Sanya
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
9
Hong Kong
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Yangon (Rangoon)

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.
Get in touch with nature at Three Parallel Rivers National Park and Lijiang Guides - Day Tours. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Town of Lijiang - China and Ancient City Zhongyi Market. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lijiang: Yulong County (Baisha Naxi Embroidery Institute & Lijiang Spruce Plain).

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Lijiang trip planner .

Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar to Lijiang is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Yangon (Rangoon) to Lijiang, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Chengdu.

Things to do in Lijiang

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yulong County
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Three Parallel Rivers National Park ©
Old Town of Lijiang - China
Old Town of Lijiang - China
Lijiang Spruce Plain ©
Lijiang Spruce Plain

3
nights
Chengdu

Chengdu ©
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi) and Dujiangyan Irrigation System. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Sanhe Classic Car Museum and Suit Republic. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Yinchang Valley, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and gain insight with a tour of cultural highlights.

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Fly from Lijiang to Chengdu in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Chengdu can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Emeishan.

Things to do in Chengdu

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Dujiangyan Irrigation System, Yinchang Valley
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Dujiangyan Irrigation System ©
Dujiangyan Irrigation System
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Emeishan

Emeishan ©
A city forever linked with the mountain of the same name, Emeishan sits next to one of the four sacred Buddhist mountains of China, now a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Emei Mountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Mt. Emei Natural Ecology Monkey Reserve and then pause for some photo ops at Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo).

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Emeishan trip website .

You can drive from Chengdu to Emeishan in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Emeishan

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo)
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Emei Mountain ©
Emei Mountain
Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo) ©
Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo)

6
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Mutianyu Great Wall and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Head to Nanluoguxiang and Panjiayuan Antique Marketfor plenty of shopping. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ming Tombs (Ming Shishan Ling), get a taste of the local shopping with 798 Art Zone, and take a stroll through E-topia Life Space.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Beijing trip builder tool .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Emeishan to Beijing takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. March in Beijing sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Huangshan.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums
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Mutianyu Great Wall ©
Mutianyu Great Wall
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Huangshan.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Huangshan trip website .

Getting from Beijing to Huangshan by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Huangshan

Nature Parks
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Mt. Huangshan ©
Mt. Huangshan

5
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road) and Xintiandi. Popular historic sites such as The Bund (Wai Tan) and Former French Concession are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Xitang Ancient Town (in Jiashan County) and Zhouzhuang Water Town (in Kunshan). And it doesn't end there: buy something for everyone on your list at South Bund Soft Spinning Material Market, shop like a local with Three on the Bund, take in panoramic vistas at Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), and see the interesting displays at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan).

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Traveling by flight from Huangshan to Shanghai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Shanghai can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Xiamen.

Things to do in Shanghai

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Xitang Ancient Town, Zhouzhuang Water Town
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Former French Concession ©
Former French Concession
The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Zhujiajiao Ancient Town ©
Zhujiajiao Ancient Town

2
nights
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 12th (Sun), browse the eclectic array of goods at The eighth seafood Market, get a taste of the local shopping with Gulangyu, and then examine the collection at Yuyuan Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Tasty Life, browse the different shops at Pan base Center, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Robinson Shopping Mall.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Xiamen online trip maker .

Fly from Shanghai to Xiamen in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Shanghai in April, with highs in Xiamen at 30°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sanya.

Things to do in Xiamen

Shopping Nature Parks
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Gulangyu ©
Gulangyu
Yuyuan Garden ©
Yuyuan Garden

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Yalong Bay and Qixian Ridge. Step out of Sanya with an excursion to Diaoluo Mountain in Lingshui County--about 1h 40 min away. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Sanya Redaiyulin Square, enjoy the sand and surf at Dadonghai Beach, stroll through Tianya Haijiao, and play a few rounds at Mystic Springs Golf Club.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Sanya online vacation planner .

You can fly from Xiamen to Sanya in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or take a train. Traveling from Xiamen in April, expect Sanya to be somewhat warmer, temps between 35°C and 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Sanya

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Diaoluo Mountain, Qixian Ridge
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Yalong Bay ©
Yalong Bay
Diaoluo Mountain ©
Diaoluo Mountain
Tianya Haijiao ©
Tianya Haijiao

5
nights
Hong Kong

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Ruins of St. Paul's and Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha). Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Lantau island and Hong Kong Museum of History. When in Hong Kong, make a side trip to see Casino at Venetian Macao in Macau, approximately 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Hong Kong Disneyland, enjoy breathtaking views from Victoria Peak (The Peak), boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, and wander the streets of Mong Kok.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Hong Kong vacation planner .

Getting from Sanya to Hong Kong by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Sanya in April, expect nights in Hong Kong to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are little chillier, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Macau
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Hong Kong Disneyland ©
Hong Kong Disneyland
Ruins of St. Paul's
Ruins of St. Paul's
Lantau island ©
Lantau island

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