14 days in China Itinerary

14 days in China Itinerary

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14 days in China Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Beijing
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Tianjin
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
3
Jinan
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Xi'an
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
5
Golmud
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
6
Beijing
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Dublin


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1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Gong Wang Fu, take an in-depth tour of Beijing Capital Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Niujie Mosque, then contemplate the long history of Peking Former Residence of Soong Ching Ling (Song Qingling Guju), and finally see Water Great Wall at Huanghuacheng. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Gate of Great Harmony (Taihe Men), shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, and then see the interesting displays at China Aviation Museum.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Beijing sightseeing planning app .

Dublin, Ireland to Beijing is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Dublin to Beijing. Traveling from Dublin in August, expect nights in Beijing to be somewhat warmer, around 24°C, while days are much hotter, around 37°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Tianjin.

Things to do in Beijing

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
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Climbing Tours
Gong Wang Fu ©
Gong Wang Fu

3
nights
Tianjin

Tianjin ©
Tianjin stands as one of China's largest metropolises, combining modern flourishes with preserved history and traditions to create a diverse city.
On the 8th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Solitary Joy (Dule si), then examine the collection at Tianjin Museum, and then take advantage of the amenities at Qilihai Scenic Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at The Former Residence of Liang Qichao, then identify plant and animal life at Tuanbowa Nature Reserve, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Tianjin Beach.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Tianjin journey maker website .

Getting from Beijing to Tianjin by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Jinan.

Things to do in Tianjin

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Temple of Solitary Joy (Dule si), Qilihai Scenic Resort, Tuanbowa Nature Reserve
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Temple of Solitary Joy (Dule si) ©
Temple of Solitary Joy (Dule si)
Tianjin Museum ©
Tianjin Museum

2
nights
Jinan

Jinan ©
A political, commercial, and cultural center of Shandong Province, Jinan serves as an important transit hub to other destinations.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Jinan Campaign Memorial Hall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about all things military at Ji'nan Liberation Memorial Hall, look for all kinds of wild species at Jiu Ru Shan Waterfalls, and then take in the awesome beauty at Taian Wufeng Mountain.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Jinan online itinerary builder .

Traveling by train from Tianjin to Jinan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Jinan

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Zouping County, Taian Wufeng Mountain, Zhujiayu Ancient Valley
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Jinan Campaign Memorial Hall ©
Jinan Campaign Memorial Hall

1
night
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 13th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Forest of Stone Steles Museum, see the interesting displays at Xi'an Museum, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Tomb of Emperor Jingdi (Hanyangling).

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Xi'an trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Jinan to Xi'an takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Golmud.

Things to do in Xi'an

Museums Historic Sites
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Xi'an Museum ©
Xi'an Museum
Tomb of Emperor Jingdi (Hanyangling) ©
Forest of Stone Steles Museum ©
Forest of Stone Steles Museum

2
nights
Golmud

Golmud
Golmud, sometimes transliterated as Ge'ermu or Geermu, is a county-level city in Qinghai Province, China, bordering Xinjiang to the northwest and the Tibet Autonomous Region to the southwest. On the 14th (Wed), take in the dramatic natural features at Golmud Kunlun Tourist Area, then take in the awesome beauty at Yuzhu Peak, and then delve into the distant past at Jiangjun Tower of Golmud, Qinghai.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Golmud trip site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Xi'an to Golmud. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Golmud

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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3
nights
Beijing

Beijing ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): appreciate the views at Longqing Gorge and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Eight Great Temples (Ba Da Chu Park). Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hongluo Temple and then admire the landmark architecture of The Great Wall of Gubeikou.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Beijing driving holiday planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Golmud to Beijing. On the 18th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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The Great Wall of Gubeikou ©
The Great Wall of Gubeikou
Beijing Botanical Garden ©
Beijing Botanical Garden
Longqing Gorge ©
Longqing Gorge

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