20 days in Ulaanbaatar & China Itinerary

20 days in Ulaanbaatar & China Itinerary

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20 days in Ulaanbaatar & China Itinerary

Start: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
— 2 nights
Drive:  12​h 30​min
2
Erenhot, China
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Beijing, China
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Tianjin, China
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Beijing, China
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
6
Xi'an, China
— 2 nights
7
Zhangjiajie, China
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Changsha, China
— 2 nights
train:  4​h
9
Guilin, China
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Ulaanbaatar
The capital and largest city in the country, Ulaanbaatar stands as Mongolia's transport, cultural, and commercial hub.
To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Ulaanbaatar online vacation planner .

If you are flying in from Mongolia, the closest major airport is Chinggis Khaan International Airport. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 11°C. On the 5th (Wed), you're off toErenhot.

Things to do in Ulaanbaatar

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Erenhot, China

Erenhot
Erenhot is a county-level city of the Xilin Gol League, in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, located in the Gobi Desert along the Sino-Mongolian border, across from the Mongolian town of Zamyn-Üüd. On the 6th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Erlian Nation Gate and then see the interesting displays at Dinosaur Museum of Erenhot..

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Erenhot online holiday maker .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ulaanbaatar to Erenhot. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Erenhot

Museums
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Beijing, China

Beijing ©
As the political and cultural capital of China, Beijing stands at the heart of Chinese history, buzzing with the energy of its high population density and centuries of importance.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): ponder the world of politics at Temple of Heaven, then take an in-depth tour of The Palace Museum, then admire the striking features of Meridian Gate (Wu Men), and finally get great views at Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang). On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at National Museum Of China and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pool and Mulberry Tree Temple (Tanzhe Si).

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Beijing trip itinerary builder .

Explore your travel options from Erenhot to Beijing with the Route module. In June, daily temperatures in Beijing can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Tianjin.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum
Temple of Heaven ©
Temple of Heaven

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nights
Tianjin, China

Tianjin
Tianjin stands as one of China's largest metropolises, combining modern flourishes with preserved history and traditions to create a diverse city.
For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Tianjin trip maker tool .

Drive from Beijing to Tianjin in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Tianjin are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. On the 11th (Tue), you'll travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Tianjin

Shopping Parks Historic Sites
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Beijing, China

Beijing
To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Beijing trip builder tool .

You can drive from Tianjin to Beijing in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a train. On the 12th (Wed), you're off toXi'an.

Things to do in Beijing

Tours Historic Sites Parks
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Xi'an, China

Xi'an
Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Xi'an trip maker site .

Fly from Beijing to Xi'an in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Xi'an are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. On the 14th (Fri), you'll travel to Zhangjiajie.

Things to do in Xi'an

Historic Sites Tours Parks
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nights
Zhangjiajie, China

Zhangjiajie
The city of Zhangjiajie has become particularly well known for its striking surrounding landscape.
To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Zhangjiajie tour itinerary maker app .

Getting from Xi'an to Zhangjiajie by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. On the 17th (Mon), you'll travel to Changsha.

Things to do in Zhangjiajie

Parks Nature Tours
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nights
Changsha, China

Changsha
A good starting point for explorations of the province, Changsha stands as a modern city with 3,000 years of history behind it.
For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Changsha itinerary builder .

You can drive from Zhangjiajie to Changsha in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. You'll set off for Guilin on the 19th (Wed).

Things to do in Changsha

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Guilin, China

Guilin
The riverside karst landscape around Guilin has long made it a favorite with Chinese poets, photographers, and travelers.
To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Guilin trip itinerary builder site .

You can take a train from Changsha to Guilin in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. On the 21st (Fri), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Guilin

Tours Parks Nature
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