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
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): stop by Tasty Life.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Xiamen trip itinerary website .

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. In October, Xiamen is somewhat warmer than Sydney - with highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Zhangjiajie.

Things to do in Xiamen

Shopping Nature Parks
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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.
On the 3rd (Thu), take in breathtaking views 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, take a peaceful walk through Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area of Zhangjiajie, and then take in panoramic vistas at Huangshizhai.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Zhangjiajie tour itinerary maker website .

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) to allow time 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, explore the ancient world of Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Xi'an Mosque, and make a trip to Muslim Quarter.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Xi'an travel route builder app .

Getting from Zhangjiajie to Xi'an by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 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
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): admire the local landmark of Black Dragon Pond Park, 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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Three Parallel Rivers National Park.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Lijiang trip planning tool .

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 up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can 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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