China

→ Ethically diverse and full of cultural heritage
→ Has the great man-made attractions
→ Land of varied landscapes

why should you visit China

China is home to numerous UNESCO-listed world heritage sites. The main reasons to visit China are its rich and unique culture, beautiful natural wonders and stunning landscapes, and varieties of delectable cuisines.

who should visit China

Outdoor Activities Lover

Snorkeling and Scuba diving, Surfing, White water rafting, Trekking/Hiking, Exploring National Parks, Bungee jumping, Sky diving, Sailing, Sea Kayaking, Four-wheel driving, Bike riding

Wildlife and Nature Lover

Beaches, National Parks, Forests, Mountains, Scenic Landscapes

Art and Culture Lover

Architecture, Museums and Galleries:
Culture and Traditions:
Festivals and Events:

Recreation and Fun Lover

Amusement Parks:
Theme Parks:
Fun Parks:

when should you visit China

You can visit China at any time of year.
The best months to visit China are either, April-May (Spring)
or, September-October (Autumn).

If you are visiting Tibet, then the best time to go there is June-October.

top destinations in China

This is the list of top destinations in China where you can have a lot of experience in one trip. This saves your time not only while surfing the internet for the top destinations to travel but also while traveling or exploring that particular location. And of course, this can save your money too.

Beijing

Beijing

Xian

Xian

Chengdu

Chengdu

Shanghai

Shanghai

Hong kong and Guilin

Hong kong and Guilin

Huangshan

Huangshan

Lhasa

Lhasa

top activities to do in China

Trekking/Hiking

River Cruising

Skywalking

Exploring Great Wall

Eating Chinese Cuisines

Participate in China's Festivals

our recommendations

Based on the places and experiences that you will never get in other countries i.e they are uniquely different from other countries, we tried to narrow down the lists in terms of ‘must-see’ places.

Must-visit destinations in China:

If you are an outdoor activities lover:

  1. Hong Kong
  2. Chengdu

If you are city and recreation lover:

  1. Beijing
  2. Shanghai
  3. Hong Kong

If you are a food lover:

  1.  

If you are medieval architecture and history lover:

  1. Beijing
  2. Xian

If you are a nature lover:

  1. Guilin
  2. Huangshan

If you are museums, galleries and culture lover:

               For Art, Museums and Galleries:

  1. Shanghai

              For Cultures and Traditions:     

  1. Lhasa

   

From the above list, you can see that Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong overlap in two categories and others in one category. You can make your trip worthy by planning an itinerary according to your priorities and make much out of it by having a lot of experiences in your single trip without having your time and money wasted in traveling and just covering distances in-between.

Our Pick:  Since China is mostly about ancient architecture, historic sites, culture, our first pick would be Beijing and Xian. For unique experiences, visit Chengdu and Lhasa. For a beautiful natural scenery tour, visit Guilin and Huangshan.

Follow these itineraries ideas (below): If you want to make most out of your trip; if you want to have a lot of experiences  in one trip missing almost nothing in your whole trip; if you also don’t want to miss the must-see places and if you also don’t want to miss ‘nowhere-else’ destinations on the planet, then follow these tips.

If this is your first-time visit to China and 


If you have 7-8 days, then we recommend you to choose the following itinerary:

Beijing (Day 1-3)→Xian (Day 4-5)→Shanghai (Day 6-8)


If you have 14 days, then you can extend above itinerary:

Beijing (Day 1-3)→Xian (Day 4-5)→Shanghai (Day 6-8)→Guilin (Day 9-11)→Hong Kong (Day 12-13)→Return Home (Day 14)

Or,

Beijing (Day 1-3)→Xian (Day 4-6)→Jiuzhaigou and Huanglong (Day 7-8)→Songpan (Day 9)→Chengdu (Day 10-12)→Shanghai (Day 13-14)

(Tips: If you are on your first time visit to China and if you are a modern city lover, then visit Hong Kong and combine this tour with Guilin. But if you want some unique experiences, then visit Chengdu (if you have not visited Chengdu on your first visit) and then travel to Lhasa from Chengdu by air.)


(Note: Please note that the itineraries mentioned here are focused on the routes or directions to follow for saving time and money and still not missing the ‘must-see’ destinations. The days mentioned here in-between the places is a rough estimation just to give you general itinerary ideas. You can shorten or lengthen this time according to your interests, season, budget and time available. For example, sometimes you might want to experience the nature, activities, and culture in a relaxed manner without any haste and without feeling cramped.)


We’ve covered our recommendations for ‘must-visit destinations’. The list of other wonderful places throughout China can get long. The priorities for a destination to visit can be different from person to person as it depends upon personal preferences and interests. But these are the itineraries covering ‘must-do’ or ‘must-see’ places once in your lifetime.