22 days in China Itinerary

22 days in China Itinerary

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22 days in China Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly:  21​h 30​min
1
Beijing
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Xi'an
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Chengdu
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Guilin
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Shanghai
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Brussels

5
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, museums, shopping, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), take in the local highlights with Walking tours, find something for the whole family at Olympic Park, and get a sense of history and politics at Temple of Heaven.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Beijing attractions planner .

Brussels, Belgium to Beijing is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to China Standard Time (CST) is 7 hours. Traveling from Brussels in October, expect nights in Beijing to be about the same, around 8°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum
Lama Temple (Yonghegong) ©
Lama Temple (Yonghegong)

3
nights
Xi'an

Xi'an
Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
Xi'an is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, nature, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, enjoy breathtaking views from Xi'an Bell Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Eight Immortals (Ba Xian An), and contemplate the long history of Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta).

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Xi'an attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from Beijing to Xi'an takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Chengdu.

Things to do in Xi'an

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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5
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Chengdu: Dujiangyan (Anlan Bridge & Dujiangyan Irrigation System) and Leshan (Wuyou Temple & Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo)). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi), snap pictures at Anshun Bridge (Dongmen Bridge), take in the spiritual surroundings of Wenshu Yuan Monastery, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Qingcheng.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Chengdu trip planning app .

Fly from Xi'an to Chengdu in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Xi'an in October, Chengdu is a bit warmer at night with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Guilin.

Things to do in Chengdu

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trips

Dujiangyan, Leshan
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Dujiangyan Irrigation System ©
Dujiangyan Irrigation System
Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo) ©
Leshan Giant Buddha (Da Fo)

3
nights
Guilin

The riverside karst landscape around Guilin has long made it a favorite with Chinese poets, photographers, and travelers.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): don't miss a visit to Sun and Moon Pagodas and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour. On your second day here, take in the local highlights with Walking tours and then Head underground at Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan).

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Guilin trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Chengdu to Guilin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Chengdu in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Guilin: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Guilin

Tours Parks Nature
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Photography Tours
Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan) ©
Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan)
Walking tours

3
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: get to know the fascinating history of The Bund (Wai Tan), make a trip to Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), enjoy breathtaking views from Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), and examine the collection at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan).

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Shanghai trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by flight from Guilin to Shanghai takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. While traveling from Guilin, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Shanghai, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Shanghai

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

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