16 days in China Itinerary

16 days in China Itinerary

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16 days in China Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Hong Kong
— 3 nights
+3
train + foot + bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Huangshan
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
3
Shanghai
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  6​h 15​min
4
Luanping County
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
5
Beijing
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Xi'an
— 1 night
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  6​h 45​min
7
Jiuzhaigou County
— 1 day
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  10​h 45​min
8
Lijiang
— 1 day
Fly:  8​h
End: Kuala Lumpur

3
nights
Hong Kong

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Pack the 11th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Hong Kong Disneyland. Spend the 13th (Mon) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Ocean Park. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy breathtaking views from Victoria Peak (The Peak), make a trip to Hong Kong Skyline, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Man Mo Temple, and walk around Nan Lian Garden.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Hong Kong trip builder .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Hong Kong is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. While traveling from Kuala Lumpur, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Hong Kong, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Huangshan.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Hong Kong Disneyland ©
Hong Kong Disneyland
Ocean Park ©
Ocean Park

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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 14th (Tue): head outdoors with Mt. Huangshan (Yellow Mountain).

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Huangshan trip app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Hong Kong to Huangshan takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Huangshan

Nature Parks Tours
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Mt. Huangshan (Yellow Mountain) ©
Mt. Huangshan (Yellow Mountain)

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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.
Shanghai is known for historic sites, shopping, parks, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Bund (Wai Tan), shop like a local with Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), admire the landmark architecture of Jade Buddha Temple, and don't miss a visit to Jin Mao Tower.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Shanghai trip planner .

Getting from Huangshan to Shanghai by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In May in Shanghai, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Luanping County.

Things to do in Shanghai

Tours Shopping Museums
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The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Yu Garden (Yuyuan) ©
Yu Garden (Yuyuan)

1
day
Luanping County

Luanping County
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Jinshanling Great Wall.

For ratings and other tourist information, you can read our Luanping County trip itinerary maker .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Shanghai to Luanping County in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Beijing.

Things to do in Luanping County

Historic Sites
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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.
Beijing is known for historic sites, parks, museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mutianyu Great Wall, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, get engrossed in the history at The Palace Museum, and enjoy breathtaking views from Bell and Drum Towers.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Beijing online day trip planner .

Getting from Luanping County to Beijing by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In May in Beijing, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Beijing

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

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Xi'an

Xi'an
Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): delve into the distant past at Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang), then make a trip to Kaiyuan Square, then contemplate the long history of Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta), and finally get engrossed in the history at The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Xi'an sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from Beijing to Xi'an takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. May in Xi'an sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Jiuzhaigou County.

Things to do in Xi'an

Museums Historic Sites
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Jiuzhaigou County

Jiuzhaigou County ©
Nine villages make up Jiuzhaigou County, a valley with a wealth of natural sites protected by UNESCO.
On the 24th (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve.

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Do a combination of flight and bus from Xi'an to Jiuzhaigou County in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Lijiang.

Things to do in Jiuzhaigou County

Nature Parks
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Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve ©
Jiuzhaigou Natural Reserve

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): admire the local landmark of Black Dragon Pond Park and then make a trip to Old Town of Lijiang - China.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Lijiang holiday maker website .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Jiuzhaigou County to Lijiang in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lijiang

Historic Sites Parks
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Old Town of Lijiang - China
Old Town of Lijiang - China

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