6 days in Hangzhou, Suzhou & Nanjing Itinerary

6 days in Hangzhou, Suzhou & Nanjing Itinerary

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6 days in Hangzhou, Suzhou & Nanjing Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly:  9 h
1
Hangzhou
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Suzhou
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Nanjing
— 2 nights
Subway + Fly:  7 h
End: Bangkok

2
nights
Hangzhou

Hangzhou ©
Hangzhou, the scenic capital of Zheijang Province, remains a popular vacation choice for tourists interested in the area's numerous cultural and natural sights.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Xiangji Temple and then explore the striking landscape of Xixi Wetland Park. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Taoguang Temple, then explore the fascinating underground world of Fei Lai Feng, then go for a walk through West Lake (Xi Hu), and finally contemplate the long history of Nansong Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Hangzhou trip builder app .

Bangkok, Thailand to Hangzhou is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive. Traveling from Bangkok to Hangzhou, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Suzhou.

Things to do in Hangzhou

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West Lake (Xi Hu) ©
West Lake (Xi Hu)
Xixi Wetland Park ©
Xixi Wetland Park
Fei Lai Feng ©
Fei Lai Feng

1
night
Suzhou

Suzhou ©
One of the oldest settlements in the Yangtze basin, Suzhou remains a complex, labyrinthine set of old canal districts, World Heritage gardens, and sprawling modern developments.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): look for gifts at Suzhou Embroidery Research Institute, shop like a local with Pingjiang Road, then take in nature's colorful creations at Humble Administrator's Garden, and finally steep yourself in history at Tongli Town.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Suzhou trip planner .

Drive from Hangzhou to Suzhou in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Hangzhou in July, expect nights in Suzhou to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Nanjing.

Things to do in Suzhou

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Pingjiang Road ©
Pingjiang Road
Suzhou Embroidery Research Institute ©
Suzhou Embroidery Research Institute
Humble Administrator's Garden ©
Humble Administrator's Garden

2
nights
Nanjing

Nanjing ©
Located on the south bank of the Yangtze River, Nanjing was the capital city of numerous dynasties over the ages.
On the 18th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Xuanwu lake, then buy something for everyone on your list at Wanda Shopping Plaza (xinjiekou), then steep yourself in history at Sun Yatsen Mausoleum (Zhongshan Ling), and finally explore the galleries of The Memorial of the Nanjing Massacre.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Nanjing route builder app .

You can take a train from Suzhou to Nanjing in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Suzhou in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Nanjing: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nanjing

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Xuanwu lake ©
Xuanwu lake
Wanda Shopping Plaza (xinjiekou) ©
Wanda Shopping Plaza (xinjiekou)
Sun Yatsen Mausoleum (Zhongshan Ling) ©

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