China Itinerary

China Travel Itinerary, Plan a Trip to China

Eunice Tang
938 Words/4 Minutes, By Eunice Tang, Updated June 11, 2024

Suggested China Travel Itinerary

The tour itinerary/routes in China can be organized not only based on classic destinations like Beijing, Xi'an, Shanghai, Guilin, Chengdu, and Hong Kong but also taking into consideration each season. In spring, you can explore warmer places with blossoming flowers such as Inner Mongolia, Xinjiang, Sichuan, and Yunnan. Summer is ideal for cooler destinations like Tibet, Xinjiang, Inner Mongolia, and Guizhou. In autumn, consider Xinjiang, Gansu, Ningxia, Sichuan, Guilin, and Fujian. For winter, destinations like Harbin, Yunnan, and Guilin are suitable. Of course, there are many interesting routes, and you can consult with us for assistance in planning!

5 Days China Essence

Beijing and Xian

China ItineraryTiananmen Square

Day 1: Beijing arrival, Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and Temple of Heaven, Peking Opera at night.

Day 2: Beijing,  Great Wall of China at Mutianyu, Summer Palace, Wangfujing Street, Peking Duck for dinner.

Day 3: Beijing to Xi'an by fast train/flight, Terracotta Warriors and Muslim Quater.

Day 4: Xi'an to Shanghai by train/flight - Ancient city walls and Big Wild Goose Pagoda in Xian, the Bund and Night Cruise in Shanghai.

Day 5: Shanghai Departure, French Concession and Shanghai Museum before departure.

7 Days Best of China

Beijing Xian and Shanghai

China ItineraryTerra Cotta Warriors

Day 1: Beijing, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Hutongs, Peking Opera show.

Day 2: Beijing, Great Wall, Ming Tombs, Wangfujing Street.

Day 3: Beijing, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace, RichShaw Tour, Peking duck.

Day 4: Beijing to Xian by fast train/flight, Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, Walk or bike around the ancient City Wall, Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show.

Day 5: Xian, Shaanxi History Museum, Muslim Quarter, South Gate Square.

Day 6: Xian to Shanghai by fast train/flight, the Bund, Shanghai Tower, Huangpu River cruise.

Day 7: Shanghai Departure, Yuyuan Garden, French Concession.

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10 Days Highlights with Water Town

Beijing Xian Shanghai and Suzhou

China ItineraryWater Town Tour

Day 1: Beijing Arrival, Wangfujing Street in the evening.

Day 2: Beijing, Great Wall of China at Mutianyu Section, Bird Nests and Panjiayuan Market, Peking Duck for Dinner.

Day 3: Beijing, Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Summer Palace and Temple of Heaven, Peking Opera or Kung Fu Show.

Day 4: Beijing to Xian by fast train/flight, Terracotta Warriors, Big Wild Goose Pagoda and Muslim Street.

Day 5: Xi'an, Ancient City Wall, Shaanxi History Museum, Beilin/Stele Forest and Drum/Bell Tower, Musical Fountain Show or Tang Dynasty Show.

Day 6: Xian to Shanghai by fast train/flight, the Bund, Yu Garden and Jade Buddha Temple, night cruise.

Day 7: Shanghai, Shanghai Museum, French Concession, World Financial Center, Oriental Pearl TV Tower, and Era Acrobatic Show.

Day 8: Shanghai/SuzhouShanghai by fast train, Classical Gardens in Suzhou

Day 9: Shanghai/Xitang Village by private transfer, Xitang Water Village, stay overnight in Xitang

Day 10: Xitang to Shanghai Airport/Train station

2 Weeks Classic China

Beijing Xian Chengdu Guilin and Hong Kong

China ItineraryPanda Contact

Day 1: Beijing Arrival

Day 2: Beijing, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City plus Jingshan Park, Temple of Heaven and Summer Palaces, Peking Opera.

Day 3: Beijing, Great Wall of China at Mutianyu Section, Ming Tomb, Peking Duck for Dinner.

Day 4: Beijing, Weekend Market Panjiayuan, Bird Nest, Water Cube, Hutong Tour by Rickshaw, Kungfu Show.

Day 5: Beijing to Xian by morning fast train(07:00-11:21)/flight, visit the Terracotta Warriors, Muslim Street and Tang Dynasty Show.

Day 6: Xian,  Explore the Ancient City Wall by walk, bike or golf car, Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, Shaanxi History Museum and Great Mosque of Xi'an. 

Day 7: Xian to Chengdu by morning fast train(07:37-11:24)/flight, after lunch in Chengdu, visit People's Park and Jinli Old Street, Sichuan Opera at night.

Day 8: Chengdu, Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, Sichuan Cuisine Cooking Class in the afternoon, explore Kuan Alley and Zhai Alley at night

Day 9: Chengdu/Guilin by flight, Dujiangyan Irrigation System and Qingchengshan Mountain, visit Pedestrian street and Dongxi Alley at night.

Day 10: Guilin to Yangshuo by boat,cruise down the Li River to Yangshuo, explore West Street, explore Yangshuo Park and climb the Hill to have a bird view of the town.

Day 11: Yangshuo, Taichi Learning, Cooking, Biking or Yulong River Bamboo Rafting, Rock Climbing or Paddle Boarding, etc.

Day 12: Yangshuo to Hong Kong by fast train(13:47-16:54), Explore Yangshuo in the morning before transferring Guiin West Train Station.

Day 13: Hong Kong, city tour

Day 14: Hong Kong Departure

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