23 November 2016
Here at ChinaClickGo, we are dedicated to making booking a dream China experience as easy as click and go by bringing everything you want to do in China into one place. Here’s our recommendations and how to mix-and-match all your activities for a classic 10-day China itinerary on our website, step-by-step. You don’t have to choose the activities we suggest. Go create your own itinerary, and free yourself from the boring, standard pre-packaged tours!
Beijing (recommended for 3-4 days)
The capital city and cultural heart of modern China.
Essential things not to miss: The Great Wall, Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Summer palace
Bonus Activities: Visit a park in the morning and play around, Hutong bar hopping, 789 Art District
Day 1: Dive right into the city with a tour that will help you get to know the city better and see the highlights. [Beijing Highlights Group Tour]
Xi’An (2 days)
Home to the famous Terracotta Warrior Army and beautiful Huashan. Rich with history, and filled with great food.
Essential things not to miss: Terracotta Warriors, Old City Walls
Bonus Activities: Huashan Mountain, Neolithic Villages
Day 4: Do what you came for and see those Terracotta warriors. [Terracotta Warriors and Banpo Neolithic Village Tour]
Day 5: Indulge in Xi’an’s great food culture and explore the city. [Food and Beer Tour by Tuktuk]
Guilin and Yangshuo (3 days)
Guilin is renowned for its natural beauty, with its iconic rice terraces and steep karst limestone mountains dotting the landscape. A great place to stretch the legs and get outdoors.
Essential things not to miss: Li River, Longsheng Rice Terraces
Bonus Activities: Rock Climbing the karst mountains, Cave Spelunking, Kayaking the Li River, or any other adventurous activity
Day 6: Immerse yourself in the mountains and rice terraces of Guilin. [Longsheng Dragon’s Backbone Rice Terrace Tour]
Day 7: Take a trip up the river to Yangshuo, and see the gorgeous countryside by motorcycle. [Yangshuo Motorcycle Tour]
Shanghai (2 days)
Shanghai is an incredibly international and cosmopolitan city, one of the biggest financial hubs in East Asia, and a rising superstar for Chinese cities.
Essential things not to miss: The Bund, Yu Garden, a water town (Zhujiajiao, Tongli, Zhouzhuang, or nearby Suzhou)
Bonus Activities: M50 art galleries, Sky bar hopping, Sunday morning marriage market in People’s Square
Day 9: Spend the day exploring and getting to know the city with a highlights tour. [Classic Shanghai Tour]
Day 10: Get out and see a watertown near Shanghai. Wander through old style neighborhoods with picturesque canals and enjoy the contrast these places provide with the rest of Shanghai. [Zhujiajiao Town and Huangpu River Cruise]
OR, build some skills and immerse yourself in culture on your last day. Get up early and do taichi on the bund, take a cooking class, visit an art gallery, see a show. Wrap up your trip feeling like you did it all. [Chinese Cooking Class and Acrobatics Show]
Classic Itinerary Outline:
Related: Make sure to read our previous posts on 3 Basic China Itineraries to Get You Inspired [Infographic] and 8 Tricks to Travel China Like a Pro for more on how to make the best of your China experience.
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