36 days in China & Taipei Itinerary

36 days in China & Taipei Itinerary

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Lhasa, China
— 3 nights
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Lijiang, China
— 3 nights
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Shenzhen, China
— 2 nights
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Hong Kong, China
— 5 nights
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Taipei, Taiwan
— 6 nights
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Shanghai, China
— 5 nights
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Xi'an, China
— 3 nights
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Datong, China
— 1 night
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Beijing, China
— 6 nights

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Lhasa, China

Lhasa ©
The capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, Lhasa possesses a wealth of Tibetan Buddhist sites of historical and cultural importance.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Off-Road Tours and Jokhang Temple. Barkhor Street and Sera Monastery will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si), admire the striking features of Potala Palace, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and contemplate the long history of Norbulingka (Precious Stone Garden).

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Lhasa trip maker site.

Warsaw, Poland to Lhasa is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Warsaw to Lhasa due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Warsaw in July, expect nights in Lhasa to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Lijiang.

Things to do in Lhasa

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 25:
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Must see
Barkhor Street
4.5
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World heritage site
Jokhang Temple
4.7
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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Nature & Wildlife Tours
4.9

3
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Lijiang, China

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. Get some cultural insight at Yulong (Jade Dragon) Mountain and Mufu Palace. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lijiang: Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hutiao Xia) (in Shangri-La County) and Lijiang Spruce Plain (in Yulong County). There's more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Blue Moon Valley.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Lijiang trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Lhasa to Lijiang in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Lhasa in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 23°C in Lijiang. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Shenzhen.

Things to do in Lijiang

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 25 — 28:
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2
nights
Shenzhen, China

Shenzhen ©
A fairly humble collection of farming and fishing villages and towns until 1979, you wouldn't guess as much when taking a tour of Shenzhen.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): examine the collection at Shenzhen Museum and then don't miss a visit to Dafen Oil Painting Village. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Shenzhen Window of the World, find something for the whole family at China Folk Culture Village, and then walk around Shenzhen Lianhuashan Park.

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You can fly from Lijiang to Shenzhen in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Lijiang in July, things will get a bit warmer in Shenzhen: highs are around 38°C and lows about 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Shenzhen

Find places to stay Jul 28 — 30:
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Specialty Museum
Shenzhen Museum
3.9

5
nights
Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong ©

Pearl of the Orient

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Po Lin Monastery and Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha). Step out of the city life by going to Dragon's Back and Lantau island. There's much more to do: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery (Man Fat Sze), take in panoramic vistas at Sky100 Hong Kong Observation Deck, and experience the excitement of Sandbox VR.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Hong Kong trip builder website.

Hong Kong is just a short distance from Shenzhen. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Taipei.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 4:
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Hiking Trail
Dragon's Back
4.5

6
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Taipei, Taiwan

Taipei ©

City of Azaleas

Situated in a basin between two mountain ranges, Taipei appeals to tourists with its blend of Asian cultures, living side by side amidst Japanese-era mansions and Taoist temples.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Wufengchi Waterfall and Dalongdong Bao An Temple. Visiting Yangmingshan National Park and Like It Formosa will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Taipei: Luodong Catholic Church (in Luodong), Shifen Waterfall Walk Area (in Pingxi) and Jiaosi Hot Spring (in Jiaoxi). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hsing Tian Kong, contemplate the long history of Taipei Confucius Temple, make a trip to Elephant Mountain (aka Nangang District Hiking Trail), and deepen your understanding at National Taiwan University.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Taipei road trip app.

Fly from Hong Kong to Taipei in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, ferry, and taxi; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Taipei

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 4 — 10:
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Historic Site
Dalongdong Bao An Temple
4.6

5
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Shanghai, China

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.
Get some historical perspective at The Bund (Wai Tan) and Jade Buddha Temple. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Travel China Guide and Bund International Architecture Exhibition. The adventure continues: stop by Tian Zi Fang, don't miss a visit to Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), contemplate the waterfront views at Huangpu River, and see the interesting displays at Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Shanghai day trip planner.

You can fly from Taipei to Shanghai in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, bus, and train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Shanghai

Find places to stay Aug 10 — 15:
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Neighborhood
Tian Zi Fang
4.1

3
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Xi'an, China

Xi'an ©

Birthplace of Chinese Civilization

Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
Get some cultural insight at Xi'an Bell Tower and Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang). Step off the beaten path and head to Travel China Guide and Shaanxi History Museum. There's more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Xi'an Mosque and take an in-depth tour of The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Xi'an road trip site.

Fly from Shanghai to Xi'an in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Xi'an when traveling from Shanghai in August, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Datong.

Things to do in Xi'an

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 18:
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Religious Site
Xi'an Mosque
4.3
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Observation Deck
Xi'an Bell Tower
4.1

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Datong, China

Datong ©
The old city of Datong has an interesting and complicated history of development, sacking, and rebuilding.
On the 19th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Huayan Temple of Datong and then stroll through Yungang Grottoes.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Datong online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Xi'an to Datong takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Beijing.

Things to do in Datong

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 19:
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Must see
Yungang Grottoes
4.7
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Religious Site
Huayan Temple of Datong
4.1

6
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Beijing, China

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 Mutianyu Great Wall and Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang) for their historical value. Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) and Temple of Heaven are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Spend the 22nd (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at The Palace Museum, admire the masterpieces at Memorial Hall of Qi Baishi, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and examine the collection at National Museum Of China.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Beijing journey planner.

Traveling by car from Datong to Beijing takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Beijing can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Beijing

Find places to stay Aug 19 — 25:
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Must see
Mutianyu Great Wall
4.8

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