14 days in China Itinerary

14 days in China Itinerary

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14 days in China Itinerary

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


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2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): look for gifts at Tasty Life. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Hongshan Temple, examine the collection at Yuyuan Garden, get a taste of the local shopping with Gulangyu, then steep yourself in history at Xiamen University, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Nanputuo Temple.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Xiamen trip itinerary builder .

Sydney, Australia to Xiamen is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Xiamen is minus 2 hours. In October, Xiamen is a bit warmer than Sydney - with highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Fenghuang County.

Things to do in Xiamen

Historic Sites Shopping Nature

Side Trips

Quanzhou Hermitage, Quanzhou Longshan Temple
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Xiamen University ©
Xiamen University
Gulangyu ©
Gulangyu
Yuyuan Garden ©
Yuyuan Garden

2
nights
Fenghuang County

Fenghuang County ©
The main town of Fenghuang County boasts a rich history of more than 300 years, with well-preserved architecture and cultural traditions.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): cool off at Xiangxi Tianlong Valley Scenic Resort, then admire the landmark architecture of Phoenix Ancient Town, then Head underground at Qiliang Cavern, and finally take an in-depth tour of Fenghuang Ancient City Museum. On the next day, make a trip to Huangsi Bridge Ancient City, then admire the striking features of Huilongge Diaojiao Building, and then delve into the distant past at Biancheng Chadong Town.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Fenghuang County day trip site .

Fly from Xiamen to Fenghuang County in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Zhangjiajie.

Things to do in Fenghuang County

Historic Sites Outdoors Nature
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Phoenix Ancient Town ©
Phoenix Ancient Town

3
nights
Zhangjiajie

Zhangjiajie ©
The city of Zhangjiajie has become particularly well known for its striking surrounding landscape.
On the 6th (Sun), enjoy a day of scenic exploration at Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. Spend the 8th (Tue) exploring the underground world of Tianmen Mountain National Forest Park. There's lots more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area of Zhangjiajie, enjoy breathtaking views from Huangshi Village, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Tianzi Mountain.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Zhangjiajie trip website .

Do a combination of taxi and train from Fenghuang County to Zhangjiajie in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Zhangjiajie

Nature Parks Wildlife
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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: get engrossed in the history at The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, make a trip to Muslim Quarter, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and admire the local landmark of Dayan Pagoda Northern Square.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Xi'an trip itinerary maker tool .

You can fly from Zhangjiajie to Xi'an in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Xi'an, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough 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 12th (Sat): admire the local landmark of Black Dragon Pond Park, then appreciate the extensive heritage of 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 13th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Three Parallel Rivers National Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Lijiang road trip planner .

Fly from Xi'an to Lijiang in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) 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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