41 days in China Itinerary

41 days in China Itinerary

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41 days in China Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Guilin
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Longsheng County
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Yangshuo County
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  3​h
4
Huangshan
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Shanghai
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Beijing
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  10​h 15​min
7
Kuqa County
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
8
Kashgar
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
9
Turpan
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
10
Xi'an
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
11
Hulunbuir
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
12
Hohhot
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Singapore

4
nights
Guilin

Guilin
The riverside karst landscape around Guilin has long made it a favorite with Chinese poets, photographers, and travelers.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Gudong Waterfall and Guangxi Maoer Mountain Reserve. It doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Folded Brocade Hill (Diecai Hill) and steep yourself in history at Jingjiang Royal Residence.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Guilin trip maker website .

Singapore, Singapore to Guilin is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Singapore in May, expect Guilin to be slightly colder, temps between 32°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Longsheng County.

Things to do in Guilin

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Gudong Waterfall
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3
nights
Longsheng County

Longsheng County ©
The highlight of a trip to Longsheng County is undoubtedly its terraced rice paddies.
Visiting Longji Mountain and Datang Minority Folk Culture Center will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces and Jin Zhu Zhuang Nationality Village. When in Longsheng County, make a side trip to see Sanmen River of Guangxi in Liuzhou, approximately 52 minutes away. It doesn't end there: make a trip to Ping'an Village.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Longsheng County holiday builder website .

You can drive from Guilin to Longsheng County in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Yangshuo County.

Things to do in Longsheng County

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sanmen River of Guangxi
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Longji Mountain ©
Longji Mountain
Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces ©
Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces
Ping'an Village ©
Ping'an Village

3
nights
Yangshuo County

Yangshuo County ©
Yangshuo County, the area surrounding a popular tourist resort town, boasts a landscape featuring all the ingredients necessary to attract a flood of tourists.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): stroll through Huangbu Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at South China Karst, and then take in the awesome beauty at Xilang Mountain Scenic Resort. Keep things going the next day: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Yangshuo County online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Longsheng County to Yangshuo County by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in May, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel to Huangshan.

Things to do in Yangshuo County

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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South China Karst ©
South China Karst

2
nights
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.
Mt. Huangshan and Xidi Ancient Village are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Lianhua Peak and Climbing Tours. There's more to do: steep yourself in history at Former Residence of Cheng Dawei and take some stellar pictures from Celestial Capital Peak (Tian Du Feng).

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Huangshan trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Yangshuo County to Huangshan by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Huangshan

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Xidi Ancient Village
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Mt. Huangshan ©
Mt. Huangshan
Xidi Ancient Village ©
Xidi Ancient Village
Lianhua Peak ©
Lianhua Peak

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.
Get outdoors at Jinji Lake and Suzhou West Hill Scenic Area. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Master-of-Nets Garden and Jade Buddha Temple. Step out of Shanghai with an excursion to Jiaxing South Lake in Jiaxing--about 1h 40 min away. Next up on the itinerary: go for a walk through The Bund (Wai Tan), view the masterpieces at Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Centre, explore the activities along Guyi Garden, and see the interesting displays at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan).

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Shanghai road trip app .

Fly from Huangshan to Shanghai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Shanghai

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Suzhou, Jiaxing South Lake
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The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum ©
Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum
Master-of-Nets Garden ©
Master-of-Nets Garden

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Mutianyu Great Wall and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Do some cultural sightseeing at Back Lakes (Hou Hai) and Meridian Gate (Wu Men). The adventure continues: explore the galleries of The Palace Museum, get engrossed in the history at Beijing Capital Museum, don't miss a visit to Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), and admire the masterpieces at Memorial Hall of Qi Baishi.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Beijing travel planner .

Traveling by flight from Shanghai to Beijing takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Shanghai in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Beijing, with lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Kuqa County.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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Mutianyu Great Wall ©
Mutianyu Great Wall
Nature & Wildlife Tours
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum

3
nights
Kuqa County

Kuqa County ©
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Subashi Gucheng Temple and Kuche Temple. Step off the beaten path and head to Kuche Grand Canyon and Junzi Ancient City Ruins.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kuqa County trip maker .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Beijing to Kuqa County. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Kashgar.

Things to do in Kuqa County

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Subashi Gucheng Temple ©
Subashi Gucheng Temple
Kuche Temple ©
Kuche Temple

2
nights
Kashgar

Kashgar
Kashi remains a melting pot of Central Asian cultures and boasts one of the most important Islamic old towns in the region.
On the 16th (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Oytagh Glacier Park and then trek along Silk Road. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Idkah Mosque, then steep yourself in history at Abakh Hoja Tomb, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Appak Hoja Mosleum.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kashgar journey planning tool .

Drive from Kuqa County to Kashgar in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. June in Kashgar sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Turpan.

Things to do in Kashgar

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Silk Road
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Abakh Hoja Tomb
Abakh Hoja Tomb
Appak Hoja Mosleum ©
Appak Hoja Mosleum
Idkah Mosque ©
Idkah Mosque

4
nights
Turpan

Turpan
Situated below sea level, the city of Turpan boasts a rich history as an ancient trade center, and its dramatic climate brings cold, harsh winters and boiling hot summers.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ancient City of Jiaohe (Yarkhoto) and Huoyan Mountain. Step out of the city life by going to Baiyanghe Ghost Castle and Ai'ding Lake. There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating landscape at Shanshan County, go for a walk through Tu Lu Fan Qing Nian Lu Bu Xing Jie, witness a stunning natural landmark at Turpan Geyser, and don't miss a visit to Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Turpan road trip site .

You can fly from Kashgar to Turpan in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Turpan

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ai'ding Lake, Baiyanghe Ghost Castle
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Huoyan Mountain
Huoyan Mountain
Ancient City of Jiaohe (Yarkhoto) ©
Ancient City of Jiaohe (Yarkhoto)
Shanshan County ©
Shanshan County

2
nights
Xi'an

Xi'an
Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Han Yang Ling Museum and then get engrossed in the history at The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta) and then take in the dramatic scenery at Cuihua Mountain.

Make your Xi'an itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Turpan to Xi'an by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In June in Xi'an, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Xi'an

Museums Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hanyangling Museum
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Cuihua Mountain ©
Cuihua Mountain
Hanyangling Museum ©
Hanyangling Museum

1
night
Hulunbuir

Hulunbuir ©
On the 24th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Hulun Buir Prairie. On the next day, make a trip to Hulunbuir Old Town and then brush up on your military savvy at World Antifascist War Haila'er Memorial Park.

Plan my day in Hulunbuir using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Xi'an to Hulunbuir. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Hohhot.

Things to do in Hulunbuir

Wildlife Parks Museums
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Hulun Buir Prairie ©
Hulun Buir Prairie

3
nights
Hohhot

Hohhot ©
Hohhot, abbreviated Hushi, formerly known as Kweisui, is the capital of Inner Mongolia in North China, serving as the region's administrative, economic and cultural centre. On the 26th (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Wusutu National Forest Park. On your second day here, try your luck at Inner Mongolia Racecourse, explore the ancient world of Qing Princess House, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hohhot Five-Pagoda Temple (Wuta Si).

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Hohhot trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hulunbuir to Hohhot. In June, daily temperatures in Hohhot can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hohhot

Nature Historic Sites Parks
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Inner Mongolia Museum ©
Inner Mongolia Museum

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