10 days in China Itinerary

10 days in China Itinerary

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Xiamen
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Zhangjiajie
— 2 nights
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Xi'an
— 3 nights
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Lijiang
— 1 night
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Xiamen

Garden Island

Known for centuries as a gateway to China, the port city of Xiamen has become a destination in itself, first to domestic visitors and now to a growing number of people from across the world.
On the 1st (Tue), look for gifts at Tasty Life.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Xiamen online sightseeing planner.

Sydney, Australia to Xiamen is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Xiamen is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Sydney in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Xiamen: highs are around 34°C and lows about 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Zhangjiajie.

Things to do in Xiamen

Shopping · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 2:

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Zhangjiajie

The city of Zhangjiajie has become particularly well known for its striking surrounding landscape.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): appreciate the views at Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Tianzi Mountain, then delve into the lush surroundings at Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area of Zhangjiajie, and then make a trip to Huangshizhai.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Zhangjiajie trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Xiamen to Zhangjiajie takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Zhangjiajie

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 4:

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Xi'an

Birthplace of Chinese Civilization

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, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Xi'an Mosque, don't miss a visit to Dayan Pagoda Northern Square, and delve into the distant past at Xi'an Bell Tower.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Xi'an trip maker app.

Fly from Zhangjiajie to Xi'an in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Lijiang.

Things to do in Xi'an

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 7:

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Lijiang

Suzhou on the Plateau

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 8th (Tue): admire the local landmark of Black Dragon Pond Park, then don't miss a visit to Old Town of Lijiang - China, then steep yourself in history at Shuhe Ancient Town, and finally admire the striking features of Beiyue Temple of Lijiang. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Three Parallel Rivers National Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Lijiang travel route builder site.

You can fly from Xi'an to Lijiang in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lijiang

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 9:

China travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Observation Decks · History Museums
With well over 1.3 billion residents, China represents the most populous country in the world, considered by many the cradle of civilization thanks to its history spanning many millennia. While a single trip to China rarely satisfies curious travelers, a well-organized tour reveals a land of awe-inspiring natural scenery, ancient monuments, and giant cities, where the diverse population includes almost 60 different ethnic groups speaking dozens of distinct languages. While many Westerners may know China mostly for its centuries-old tradition of martial arts, discerning travelers visit this vast nation for its outstanding cuisine, pristine landscapes, epic train journeys, and small towns of hardworking and genuinely hospitable people.

Hunan travel guide

4.3
Ruins · Valleys · National Parks
Sacred mountains, mysterious caves, and ancient ethnic villages tucked in amidst dramatic scenery make a vacation in Hunan unlike any other. A World Heritage-listed national park tops most Hunan itineraries, where you can explore craggy karst pillars and subtropical forest shrouded in mist. Capital Changsha offers an array of cultural and natural attractions, and as the birthplace of Mao Zedong, it features plenty of communist landmarks. Smaller cities also possess ancient and contemporary allure, while a diversity of hiking opportunities through mountains and caves and along the Yangzi River basin give outdoor enthusiasts plenty of outstanding choices. Naturally, no trip to Hunan would be complete without sampling the regional cuisine, characterized by hot spices and vibrant colors.