My wife and I are planning a trip to China in September 2011 .Our current itinerary is as follows:
Day 1. Arrive Beijing 9.30 am . Afternoon rickshaw hutong ride. Houhai Lake
Day 2. Great Wall - Mutianyu. See Olympic Stadium on way back.
Day 3. Morning around Forbidden City. Afternoon at Summer Palace.
Day 5. Wild Goose Pagoda, city walls, Muslim Quarter.
Day 6. Terracotta Warriors.
Day 7. Early flight to Jiuzhaigou. Visit National Park.
Day 8. Visit Huanglong National PArk.
Day 9. Second day in JZG National Park.
Day 10. Fly to Chengdu.
Day 11. Chengdu Panda Breeding Centre. Visit Leshan. Evening (19.20) flight to Guilin. Transfer to Yangshuo.
Days 12-13. Motorised raft on Li River. Bamboo raft on Yulong River. Chill.
Day 14. Fly to Shanghai.
Day 15. Explore a bit of Shanghai.
Day 16. Fly home
My questions are:
1. Any comments on the itinerary?
2. The mid-autumn festival is on the 12th, so I guess tourist sites will be especially busy then. Would it be best to avoid being in Beijing and Xian on that date?
Thanks in advance