32 days in China Itinerary

32 days in China Itinerary

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32 days in China Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Beijing
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Shenyang
— 6 nights
Fly + taxi:  6​h
3
Hangzhou
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h
4
Wuhan
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
5
Guangzhou
— 9 nights
subway + train:  2​h
6
Shenzhen
— 6 nights
train:  30​min
7
Hong Kong
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Amsterdam

3
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.
National Museum Of China and Memorial Hall of Qi Baishi will appeal to museum buffs. Visit The Great Wall at Badaling and Niujie Mosque for their historical value. There's much more to do: take some stellar pictures from Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), appreciate the history behind Chairman Mao Memorial Hall (Maozhuxi Jiniantang), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Badaling National Forest Park, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Slow Boat Brewery Taproom.

For photos and more tourist information, read Beijing tour planning tool .

Amsterdam, Holland to Beijing is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Beijing. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in December, with highs in Beijing at 5°C and lows at -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Shenyang.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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The Great Wall at Badaling ©
The Great Wall at Badaling
National Museum Of China ©
National Museum Of China

6
nights
Shenyang

Shenyang ©
A trip to Shenyang, a city teeming with history and heritage, reveals the rich culture of Northeast China in a booming economic hot spot and bustling metropolis.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Benxi Tanggou National Forest Park and Gongrencun Living Museum. Get some historical perspective at Former Residence of Zhang Xueliang and Fuling Tomb. Explore Shenyang's surroundings by going to Diaobingshan Steam Locomotive Museum (in Diaobingshan), Benxi Water Cave (in Benxi) and Liaoyang Museum (in Liaoyang). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Steam Locomotive Gallery of Shenyang, examine the collection at Liaoning Provincial Museum, browse the different shops at Hotel Jen Shenyang Shopping Mall, and steep yourself in history at Former Residence of Zhao Yidi.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Shenyang trip itinerary maker site .

Fly from Beijing to Shenyang in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Hangzhou.

Things to do in Shenyang

Museums Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Benxi Tanggou National Forest Park, Liaoyang Museum, Benxi Water Cave, Diaobingshan Steam Locomotive Museum
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Liaoning Provincial Museum ©
Liaoning Provincial Museum
Benxi Water Cave ©
Benxi Water Cave
Former Residence of Zhang Xueliang ©

3
nights
Hangzhou

Hangzhou ©
Hangzhou, the scenic capital of Zheijang Province, remains a popular vacation choice for tourists interested in the area's numerous cultural and natural sights.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Nansong Museum and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Wuxie National Forest Park. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Zhejiang Museum Wulin and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Faxi Temple.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Hangzhou day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Shenyang to Hangzhou takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. December in Hangzhou sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Wuhan.

Things to do in Hangzhou

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wuxie National Forest Park, Tianmushan Scenic Aera
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Zhejiang Museum Wulin ©
Zhejiang Museum Wulin

1
night
Wuhan

Wuhan ©
The provincial capital, Wuhan represents a major hub of commerce, industry, and culture in the center of the country.
On the 14th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Donghu National Park.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Wuhan online route planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Hangzhou to Wuhan in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December in Wuhan, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Guangzhou.

Things to do in Wuhan

Nature Parks
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Donghu National Park ©
Donghu National Park

9
nights
Guangzhou

Guangzhou ©
A massive metropolis and critical international trading hub, Guangzhou sprawls along the Pearl River, distinctly vibrant and cosmopolitan.
Explore hidden gems such as Chen Clan Ancestral Hall-Folk Craft Museum and Hualinsi Jade Street. Get some historical perspective at Jiangmen Zili Village Watch Tower and Dafo Temple. Venture out of the city with trips to Foshan (Nanfeng Ancient Kiln, Xiqiao Mountain National Forest Park, & more), Zhaoqing (Dinghu Lake & Xinghu Lake of Zhaoqing) and Zhuhai (Zhuhai Beach, Wanzai Macao Street, & more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Archaeological Site Museum of Nanyue Palace, explore the different monuments and memorials at Muslim Hero Tomb, take a peaceful walk through Shuilianshan Forest Park, and walk around Guangzhou Children Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Guangzhou journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Wuhan to Guangzhou takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, Guangzhou is a bit warmer than Wuhan - with highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Shenzhen.

Things to do in Guangzhou

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Foshan, Zhuhai, Zhaoqing, Jiangmen Zili Village Watch Tower, Shuilianshan Forest Park
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Xiqiao Mountain National Forest Park ©
Nanfeng Ancient Kiln ©
Nanfeng Ancient Kiln

6
nights
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.
Monte Forte (Fortaleza do Monte) and Historic Centre of Macau will appeal to history buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Xichong Beach and Grand Lisboa Casino. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Shenzhen: Macau (Grand Prix Museum, Ruins of St. Paul's, & more) and Sun Yat Sen's Residence Memorial Museum (in Zhongshan). There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Shenzhen Window of the World, get into the urban bustle at Shenzhen Concert Hall, get outside with Evergreen Resort, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Shenzhen road trip website .

You can do a combination of subway and train from Guangzhou to Shenzhen in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. December in Shenzhen sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 17°C at night. On the 29th (Sun), you're off toHong Kong.

Things to do in Shenzhen

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Macau, Sun Yat Sen's Residence Memorial Museum
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Ruins of St. Paul's
Ruins of St. Paul's
Monte Forte (Fortaleza do Monte) ©
Monte Forte (Fortaleza do Monte)
Historic Centre of Macau ©
Historic Centre of Macau

2
nights
Hong Kong

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
On the 29th (Sun), see Dialogue in the Dark Hong Kong, step off the mainland to explore Lamma Island, then contemplate the long history of Stone Houses Family Garden, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery (Man Fat Sze). On your second day here, stroll through Tai Long Wan, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Big Wave Bay Beach, and then wander the streets of Soho.

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Hong Kong is just a short distance from Shenzhen. In December, daytime highs in Hong Kong are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. On the 31st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Lamma Island ©
Lamma Island
Soho ©
Soho

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