14 days in Xiamen, Xi'an & Lijiang Itinerary

14 days in Xiamen, Xi'an & Lijiang Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Xiamen
— 5 nights
2
Xi'an
— 3 nights
3
Lijiang
— 3 nights

5
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Chongwu Ancient Town (in Hui'an County), Quanzhou (Quanzhou Maritime Museum, Quanzhou Hermitage, &more) and Qingshui Rock (in Anxi County). Next up on the itinerary: shop like a local with Gulangyu, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Xiamen Lvtang Xiangshan Mountain, stroll through Kulangsu Huandao Road, and steep yourself in history at Xiamen University.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Xiamen trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Xiamen is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Sydney to Xiamen due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in October, things will get a bit warmer in Xiamen: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Xiamen

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Quanzhou, Chongwu Ancient Town, Qingshui Rock, Quanzhou Longshan Temple
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Gulangyu ©
Gulangyu
Yuyuan Garden ©
Yuyuan Garden
Xiamen University ©
Xiamen University

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, make a trip to Dayan Pagoda Northern Square, and steep yourself in history at Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta).

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Xi'an using our trip planner.

Fly from Xiamen to Xi'an in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Xiamen, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Xi'an, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Lijiang.

Things to do in Xi'an

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang) ©
Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang)
Muslim Quarter ©
Muslim Quarter

3
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lijiang: Yulong (Jade Dragon) Mountain (in Yulong County) and Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hutiao Xia) (in Shangri-La County). Spend the 11th (Fri) exploring nature at Three Parallel Rivers National Park. Spend the 13th (Sun) exploring nature at Mt. Laojun Mountain National Geological Park ,Yulong Liming. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Old Town of Lijiang - China, contemplate the long history of Shuhe Ancient Town, and admire the local landmark of Black Dragon Pond Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Lijiang journey maker website.

Fly from Xi'an to Lijiang in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lijiang

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Yulong County, Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hutiao Xia)
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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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