10 days in China Itinerary

10 days in China Itinerary

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Route & dates

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 + Bus:  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.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Xiamen tour site.

Sydney, Australia to Xiamen is an approximately 10- hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Sydney to Xiamen. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in October, with highs in Xiamen at 34°C and lows at 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Zhangjiajie.

Things to do in Xiamen

Shopping Historic Sites Nature
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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.
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.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Zhangjiajie trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Xiamen to Zhangjiajie takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Zhangjiajie

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Zhangjiajie National Forest Park ©
Zhangjiajie National Forest Park
Huangshizhai ©
Huangshizhai

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, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, explore the ancient world of Eastern Royal Tombs of the Qin Dynasty of Xi'an, take in the spiritual surroundings of Xi'an Mosque, and enjoy breathtaking views from Drum Tower (Gulou).

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Xi'an driving holiday website.

Traveling by flight from Zhangjiajie to Xi'an takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Xi'an are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Lijiang.

Things to do in Xi'an

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang) ©
Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang)
Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta) ©
Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta)

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 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 traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Lijiang travel route builder site.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Xi'an to Lijiang in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough 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 ©
Three Parallel Rivers National Park
Black Dragon Pond Park ©
Black Dragon Pond Park

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