14 days in China Itinerary

14 days in China Itinerary

Created using Inspirock China journey planner

Plan created by another user. Make it yours

Route & dates

1
Beijing
— 3 nights
2
Shanghai
— 2 nights
3
Sanya
— 2 nights
4
Lijiang
— 1 night
5
Shangri-La County
— 1 night
6
Lhasa
— 2 nights

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mutianyu Great Wall and 798 Art Zone. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) and Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang). Next up on the itinerary: explore the galleries of The Palace Museum, take an in-depth tour of Lama Temple (Yonghegong), stop by Nanluoguxiang, and take some stellar pictures from Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan).

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Beijing vacation planner.

Lisbon, Portugal to Beijing is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Lisbon to Beijing, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lisbon in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of °C in Beijing. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Mutianyu Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): wander the streets of Former French Concession, don't miss a visit to Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), thengo for a walk through The Bund (Wai Tan), and finally view the masterpieces at Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: shop like a local with Three on the Bund, thenbuy something for everyone on your list at South Bund Soft Spinning Material Market, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Tian Zi Fang, and finally take a stroll through Xintiandi.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Shanghai online route maker.

You can fly from Beijing to Shanghai in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Beijing in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of °C in Shanghai. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sanya.

Things to do in Shanghai

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
South Bund Soft Spinning Material Market ©
South Bund Soft Spinning Material Market
The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Centre ©
Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Centre

2
nights
Sanya

Sanya ©
The climate and coastline bring visitors from far and wide on vacations to Sanya, with its 40 km (25 mi) of shoreline almost entirely devoted to tourism.
On the 11th (Sun), stroll around Luhuitou Park, thenstroll through Yalong Bay, and then get into the urban bustle at Egret Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: witness a stunning natural landmark at Sanya Zhujiang Nantian Spa and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Nanshan Temple.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Sanya trip maker.

You can fly from Shanghai to Sanya in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Lijiang.

Things to do in Sanya

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Yalong Bay ©
Yalong Bay
Nanshan Temple ©
Nanshan Temple
Luhuitou Park ©
Luhuitou Park

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Mufu Palace, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town of Lijiang - China, thensteep yourself in history at Shuhe Ancient Town, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Blue Moon Valley.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Lijiang online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Sanya to Lijiang in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or take a train. When traveling from Sanya in August, plan for much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Lijiang: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Shangri-La County.

Things to do in Lijiang

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Shuhe Ancient Town ©
Shuhe Ancient Town
Old Town of Lijiang - China
Old Town of Lijiang - China
Blue Moon Valley ©
Blue Moon Valley

1
night
Shangri-La County

Shangri-La County ©
Known previously as Zhongdian, Shangri-La County gained its current name in an attempt by city officials to promote tourism.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): stroll around Guishan Park and then take in breathtaking views at Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hutiao Xia).

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Shangri-La County trip planning site.

You can take a bus from Lijiang to Shangri-La County in 4.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Lhasa.

Things to do in Shangri-La County

Parks Nature
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hutiao Xia) ©
Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hutiao Xia)

2
nights
Lhasa

Lhasa ©
The capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, Lhasa possesses a wealth of Tibetan Buddhist sites of historical and cultural importance.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sera Monastery, thenget to know the fascinating history of Barkhor Street, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jokhang Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Drepung Monastery (Zhebang Si), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Potala Palace, thencontemplate the long history of Norbulingka (Precious Stone Garden), and finally look for gifts at Dropenling Lhasa Villages Handicraft Shop.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Lhasa tour planner.

You can fly from Shangri-La County to Lhasa in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lhasa

Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Jokhang Temple ©
Jokhang Temple
Barkhor Street ©
Barkhor Street
Norbulingka (Precious Stone Garden) ©
Norbulingka (Precious Stone Garden)

Similar Plans

16 days in China BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA July, kids, popular sights Preferences: July, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 16 days in China BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, kids, popular sights Preferences: April, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 16 days in China BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA August, romantic, beaches, shopping, popular sights Preferences: August, romantic, beaches, shopping Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 17 days in China BY A USER FROM ITALY August, popular sights Preferences: August Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 17 days in China BY A USER FROM IRELAND June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 15 days in China BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, popular sights Preferences: December Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 15 days in China BY A USER FROM BRAZIL August, popular sights Preferences: August Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 16 days in China BY A USER FROM BRAZIL August, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: August, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 15 days in China BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA October, culture, romantic, historic sites, popular sights Preferences: October, culture, romantic, historic sites Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 15 days in China & Japan BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA July, kids, popular sights Preferences: July, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 17 days in China BY A USER FROM IRELAND June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 17 days in Vietnam & China BY A USER FROM IRELAND June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium
See more plans