10 days in China Itinerary

10 days in China Itinerary

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10 days in China Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Xiamen
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Zhangjiajie
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Xi'an
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Lijiang
— 1 night
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Sydney


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1
night
Xiamen

Xiamen ©
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 see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Xiamen trip itinerary maker .

Sydney, Australia to Xiamen is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to China Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. In October, Xiamen is a bit warmer than Sydney - with highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Zhangjiajie.

Things to do in Xiamen

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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Gulangyu ©
Gulangyu
Yuyuan Garden ©
Yuyuan Garden
Xiamen University ©
Xiamen University

2
nights
Zhangjiajie

Zhangjiajie ©
The city of Zhangjiajie has become particularly well known for its striking surrounding landscape.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): explore the stunning scenery at Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Tianzi Mountain, then don't miss a visit to Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area of Zhangjiajie, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Huangshi Village.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Zhangjiajie road trip site .

You can fly from Xiamen to Zhangjiajie in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Zhangjiajie

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Zhangjiajie National Forest Park ©
Zhangjiajie National Forest Park
Tianzi Mountain ©
Tianzi Mountain

3
nights
Xi'an

Xi'an
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, nightlife, nature, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, make a trip to Muslim Quarter, explore the ancient world of Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang), and admire the landmark architecture of Eastern Royal Tombs of the Qin Dynasty of Xi'an.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Xi'an trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Zhangjiajie to Xi'an in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Xi'an are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Lijiang.

Things to do in Xi'an

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): stroll through Black Dragon Pond Park, then make a trip to Old Town of Lijiang - China, then contemplate the long history of Shuhe Ancient Town, and finally delve into the distant past at Beiyue Temple of Lijiang. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Three Parallel Rivers National Park.

Start your trip to Lijiang by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Xi'an to Lijiang takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lijiang

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Old Town of Lijiang - China
Old Town of Lijiang - China
Three Parallel Rivers National Park ©
Black Dragon Pond Park ©
Black Dragon Pond Park

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