China 5-Day Tours & Itineraries

Explore 6 trips designed by local kimkim specialists to get ideas for your trip to China.

Check out our tailor-made 5-day itineraries, perfect for experiencing the country's rich history and vibrant culture. If you'd like to learn more about China's past and view some architectural wonders, consider a trip like this best-of-Beijing itinerary, where you'll visit Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, and the Great Wall of China. Families looking for a blend of adventure and sightseeing might prefer an itinerary similar to this Hong Kong and Macau family trip, which includes a fun day at Disneyland. For the active traveler, opt for something similar to this Great Wall of China hike, where you can trek along various sections of the ancient fortification and stay in local villages along the way.

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Map of Best of Beijing - 5 Days
Best of Beijing - 5 Days

Spend a quick five days touring the most historic sights of China's capital, like the Forbidden City and Summer Palace. You'll arrive in Beijing and visit Tiananmen Square before heading off for a hike on the Great Wall. Then you'll tour one of the nation's holiest sites, the Temple of Heaven, and cap the trip with a boat ride on the lake at the imperial Summer Palace.

Hong Kong Skyline at Night
Hong Kong and Macau Family Trip - 5 Days

Discover the best of Hong Kong on this family trip, starting with a  bus tour of the city, a ride up the gondola to Victoria Peak, and an evening at Stanely Market. Spend two days riding roller coasters, playing games, and learning about marine life at Hong Kong's Disneyland and Ocean Park. End your trip with a day in Macau, complete with a ferry ride and a visit to the Venetian Resort.

Map of Shanghai & Suzhou Highlights - 5 Days
Shanghai & Suzhou Highlights - 5 Days

In five days you can experience the highlights of Shanghai plus take a day trip to one of the most romantic cities in the region: Suzhou. First, you'll tour Shanghai's historic gardens and old neighborhoods, like the French Concession quarter, which is now a Bohemian enclave. Then you're off to Suzhou and adjacent Tongli, a town on a canal so beautiful it's known as the "Venice of Asia."

Map of Highlights of Xi'an - 5 Days
Highlights of Xi'an - 5 Days

Xian was one of the original historical capitals of China for over 1,000 years. Over five days you'll discover its secrets and highlights, such as the ancient City Walls and of course the thousands of clay statues that comprise the Terracotta Army. You'll cap the adventure with a trip to Luoyang where you'll see thousands of Buddhist rock carvings that date to the 5th century.

Map of Hike the Great Wall of China - 5 Days
Hike the Great Wall of China - 5 Days

The Great Wall of China is one of the New 7 Wonders of the World and an integral part of China's historical legacy. But rather than see it on a mere day trip, you'll spend a few days hiking various sections of the wall along with an expert guide. During the tour, you'll walk the ramparts along restored sections and gain a deeper understanding of Chinese culture as you chat with villagers and sample local cuisine—you can even camp near the wall if weather permits.

Zhaoxing Dong Village
Explore China's Ethnic Villages - 5 Days

This tour of China's Guizhou province leads you through its incredibly-preserved ethnic villages, where you'll learn about these distinct cultures and traditions, viewing untouched architecture and enjoying pristine nature. You'll start in the city of Guiyang with a night tour, followed by the exploration of traditional Kaili Miao villages with their distinct clothing and architecture. Enjoy the beauty of Gaoyao's terraced rice fields before ending the trip with visits to the ethnic villages of Basha Miao and Zhaoxing Dong, where you'll discover unique traditions.

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