36 days in China Itinerary

36 days in China Itinerary

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36 days in China Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Shanghai
— 23 nights
Train:  5​h 45​min
2
Wuyuan County
— 3 nights
Taxi + Train:  1​h 30​min
3
Wuyi Shan
— 3 nights
+2
Train + Taxi + Fly:  5​h
4
Shenzhen
— 1 night
Train:  15​min
5
Hong Kong
— 5 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Amsterdam

23
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.
Popular historic sites such as Longhua Temple and Chongyuan Temple are in your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum and Shanghai Developemt Exhibition Hall. Get out of town with these interesting Shanghai side-trips: Suzhou (Landscape Architecture, Panmen Gate, & more), Jiaxing (Jiaxing South Lake & Meihuazhou Scenic Spot) and Jinghang Grand Canal Hangzhou (in Hangzhou). There's lots more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Centre, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sheshan National Tourism Resort, kick back and relax at Jinshan City Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Dongping National Forest Park.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Shanghai visit app .

Amsterdam, Holland to Shanghai is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Shanghai due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in September, with highs in Shanghai at 33°C and lows at 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Wuyuan County.

Things to do in Shanghai

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Suzhou, Kunshan, Chongming County, Wuxi, Jiaxing
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Jinji Lake ©
Jinji Lake
Zhouzhuang Boat ©
Zhouzhuang Boat
Jinxi Ancient Town ©
Jinxi Ancient Town

3
nights
Wuyuan County

Wuyuan County ©
With terraced green fields and brightly colored flowers painting a vivid picture across undulating hills, Wuyuan County offers a slice of pastoral bliss in China's southeast.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mt.Wulong Scenic Resort of Wuyuan and Huangling Tourism Resort. Get some historical perspective at Qingyuan Ancient Village and Sixiyan Village. There's much more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Wolong Canyon, see the interesting displays at Wuyuan Museum, contemplate the long history of Wangkou Village, and snap pictures at Rainbow Bridge of Shangrao.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Wuyuan County day trip site .

Drive from Shanghai to Wuyuan County in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Wuyi Shan.

Things to do in Wuyuan County

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Wuyuan Museum ©
Wuyuan Museum
Rainbow Bridge of Shangrao ©
Rainbow Bridge of Shangrao

3
nights
Wuyi Shan

Wuyi Shan ©
A holiday in Wuyi Shan's mountain retreat offers all you need for an outdoorsy getaway.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Taoyuandong Temple and Wuyishan Guhancheng Historic Site. Visit Relic of Shangrao Concentration Camp and Erbadu Ancient Town for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Liuxiang Stream (in Nanping) and Guifeng Peak of Shangyao (in Yiyang County). There's still lots to do: explore the stunning scenery at Longchuan Grand Canyon, Head underground at Roaring Tiger Rock, admire the landmark architecture of Wuyishan Ziyang Bookyard, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dawang Feng(Great King Pek).

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Wuyi Shan trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and train from Wuyuan County to Wuyi Shan in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Sun) before leaving for Shenzhen.

Things to do in Wuyi Shan

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nanping, Relic of Shangrao Concentration Camp, Erbadu Ancient Town, Guifeng Peak of Shangyao
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Roaring Tiger Rock ©
Roaring Tiger Rock
Longchuan Grand Canyon ©
Longchuan Grand Canyon
Wuyishan Natural Museum ©
Wuyishan Natural Museum

1
night
Shenzhen

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.
On the 27th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at St.Anthony's Catholic Church of Shenzhen.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Shenzhen online journey planner .

Getting from Wuyi Shan to Shenzhen by combination of train, taxi, and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Shenzhen

Historic Sites
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5
nights
Hong Kong

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Get some historical perspective at Che Kung Temple and St. John's Cathedral. Explore hidden gems such as Shek O and Dialogue in the Dark Hong Kong. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Hong Kong Maritime Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at MacLehose Trail, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and trek along Lantau Trail.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Hong Kong trip maker website .

Hong Kong is very close to Shenzhen. In October in Hong Kong, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Kayaking & Canoeing
MacLehose Trail ©
MacLehose Trail
Lantau Trail ©
Lantau Trail

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