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How to Plan a Trip to China from Argentina


Interested in China, and want to plan a trip to China, but don't know how to plan a trip to China?  No worries, Top China Travel has done the work for you, and tells you how to plan a trip to China from Argentina step by step. For planning a trip to China, you need to know China time, China location, how to flight to China, best time to visit China, where to visit in China, how to apply for China visa, and other things must know about China. After reading this article, things get clear and easy to be done.

yellow mountain
(Yellow Mountain/Huangshan)


China Location & Time

China location on a world map

China location

China lies in the east of Asia, and west of Pacific Ocean, close to Russian, Korean, Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, Myanmar, etc.

Geographic location: Latitude: 3°N-53°N. Longitude: 73°E-135°E.

China Time

China time

In China, UTC/GMT +8 is used as China Standard Time in the whole country, therefore, no matter where you are in China, the time is the same.

In Argentina,UTC-3 is used to calculate Argentina Standard Time.

China Time is 11 hours ahead of Argentina Time. 9:00 AM in Argentina is 20:00 PM in China.

► China facts for Argentina travelers

Mount Huashan
(Mount Huashan/Xian)

Capital: Beijing
Language: Chinese
Currency: CNY in mainland, HKD in Hong Kong, NTD in Taiwan, Pataca in Macau
Major entry cities: Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong
Famous cruises: Yangtze River cruise, Huangpu River cruise, Li River Cruise, Pearl River Cruise
Popular tour destinations: Beijing, Xian, Shanghai, Guilin, Zhangjiajie, Chengdu, Hangzhou, Kunming, Shangri-la
Popular attractions: Great Wall, Forbidden City, Terracotta Warriors, Chengdu Panda Base, the Bund, Yellow Mountian, Longji Rice Terrace, West Lake
Great hike places: Great Wall, Mount Huashan, Yellow Mountain, Tiger Leaping Gorge.


Best Time to Visit China

► Four seasons in China are beautiful, with distinctive and beautiful sceneries for travelers, and you could travel to China at any time.

Dongchuan red land
(Dongchuan Red Land/Kunming)

Best time to visit China: September, October.
Suggested time to visit China:  April to November.
Winter time to visit China: January to February.
China season: March, April, May-Spring; June, July, August- Summer; September, October, November-Autumn; December, January, February-Winter.
China travel peak: April to November,  Important event days, National Holliday,
China travel off season: December, January, February, March


Best Places to Visit in China

► table for best attractions and best places to visit in China

Yading daocheng
(Daocheng Yading)

All year round destinations to visit in China: Beijing, Xian, Guilin, Chengdu, Kunming, Lijiang, Shanghai, Hong Kong
Family trip destinations in China: Beijing, Shanghai, Guilin, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Chengdu
Best Attractions to visit in September and October: Great Wall, Jiuzhai Valley, Mountain Huashan, Mount Huangshan, Qinghai Lake, Yangtze River, Silk Road, Longji Rice Terrace
Best attractions for winter tour: Harbin Snow and Ice World, Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Meili Snow Mountain, Xiling Snow Mountain, Mount Huangshan
Best places to visit in September and October: Beijing, Guilin, Chengdu, Zhangjiajie, Jiuzhai Valley, Hangzhou, Shanghai, Huangshan
Best places to visit in Spring: Wuyuan, Kunming, Luoping, Guilin, Yading Daocheng
Best places to visit in Summer: Hangzhou, Huangshan, Lijiang, Shangrila, Zhangjiajie,Chengdu
Best places to visit in Winter: Harbin, Huangshan, Lijiang, Chengdu

big wild goose pagoda
(Big Wild Goose Pagoda/ Xian)

Beijing: a must visit city in your first trip to China. Beijing has so many fascinating sceneries and magnificent historical sites for you. Great Wall, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven are known to the world, and attractive to foreign travelers.

Xian: a city famous for its history and culture. Xian as an ancient capital of China, has well-preserved historical and cultural sites, such as Terracotta Warriors, Xian City Wall, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, which make travelers keen to come.

Guilin: promoted as a city with best scenery in the world. Guilin'S natural sceneries and countryside sceneries are always apple in travelers’ eye. In Guilin, you could find beauty in everywhere, and people praise it as a wonderland made by God.

Shanghai: the most developed city in China mainland, and it would excite you by its fancy things. In Shanghai, you could see ancient water town and private gardens, visit modern buildings, experience the mixture of China and western countries.

Hong Kong: a famous international city, where foreigners from all over the world live. Hong Kong has most beautiful city viewS and night viewS, and its attractions, like Ocean Park, Hong Kong Disneyland have attracted lots of families to visit.


How Many Days to Stay in China

West lake in hangzhou
(West Lake/Hangzhou)

Argentina travelers are excited to visit China and want to see a lot places in China, and they usually plan a 2-3 weeks trip to China. Considering international flights are expensive and Argentina is far away from China, a 2-3 weeks trip to China is a smart act.

► Days & cities: for a 2-3 weeks China trip, you could visit from 4 cities, to 9 cities.

► 10-15 days trip to China & suggested China tour itinerary:


Argentina to China Distance & Flight

Distance from Argentina to China: 18,887 km.

Flight from Argentina to China: connecting flights, Argentina-a third country- China.

Flight time: over 24 hours.

Major entry cities in China: Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Beijing.

Major departure cities in Argentina: Buenos Aires(1 transfer).

► Flight routes: Buenos Aires-Paris,etc- Hong Kong/ Guangzhou/ Shanghai/ Beijing.                     


China Embassy in Argentina: Visa Application

Chinese visa

For travelling to China, Argentina travelers shall apply for a Chinese visa ahead of time, and go to China embassy in Argentina for visa application.

Visa type for application: for travelling, you should apply for a tourist visa(L-VISA).

How long could you stay in China: a tourist visa(L-VISA) usually allows you stay in China for no more than 30 days. If you do want to stay longer, you may submit more materials to extend your stay.

What do you need to submit for Chinese visa application:

  • Passport valid for at lest 6 months
  • Visa application form
  • Passport photocopy                                            
  • Photo (48mm×33mm)
  • Your China trip itinerary (both flight and hotel reservations) or invitation letter
  • Application fee.

Check the step-by-step guide to apply for a visa to China 

Hong Kong visa for Argentina travelers:  90 days visa-free access to Hong Kong.

China Embassy in Argentina:

  • Address: Crisologo Larralde 5349, CAP.FED. Buenos Aires.
  • Tel: (0054-11)45478100
  • Web: http://ar.chineseembassy.org/esp/


China Tour Packages from Argentina

16 Days China Highlight Tour

China giant panda in chengdu
(Chengdu Panda Base)

Tour destinations: Beijing-Xian-Chengdu-Guilin-Hangzhou-Suzhou-Shanghai.

Highlight attractions: Great Wall, Forbidden City, Terracotta Warriors, Chengdu Panda Base, Elephant Trunk Hill, West Lake, Tongli Water Town, the Bund.

Why to recommend: in this tour, you could visit the most beautiful cities in China, see highlight attractions, famous in the world and popular to travelers. These 7 cities are popular destinations in China, each has distinctive but gorgeous sceneries and experience for you.

21 Days Enjoy the Scenic Yunnan and Mighty Yangtze

Yuanyang rice terrace in Kunming
(Yuanyang Rice Terrice/ Kunming)

Tour destinations: Beijing-Xian-Guilin-Kunming-Dali-Lijiang-Shangrila-Chongqing-Yangtze Cruise-Yichang-Shanghai.

Highlight attractions: Great Wall, Forbidden City, Terracotta Warriors, Elephant Trunk Hill, Kunming Stone Forest, Lijiang Old Town, Potatso National Park, Yangtze River, the Bund.

Why to recommend: have a panorama China tour, and see the best historical and cultural sites, and natural sites in China. This tour would bring you see a lot places in China, and give you an unforgettable and wonderful China first time trip.


Argentina Travelers Reviews on Our China Tours

► Ms. Cecilia, 2 pax, together with Top China Travel, had a 11 Days Shanghai to Hong Kong tour. She has given us her praise and comment as following:

argentina traveler with TCT

Dear Lily,

We are very satisfied with all the arrangements, meals, guides, hotels. The local Chinese are totally different from the CHINA TOWN next to our residence.Before we came to China, we didn't know how to get a Chinese visa. Everyone remembers to apply for a visa in advance. The hotel we stayed in was great, the driver service was very good. Thanks for our professional guides: RYAN RYAN in Shanghai, SIMON in Beijing and MAGGIE in Guilin.Thank you Lily and TCT. 

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► Read Comments and Reviews about Tours from Top China Travel on Tripadvisor.


Things Must Know Before Visiting China

What to pack: for your china trip, you need to bring essential materials like passport, China visa, contact info of hotel and guide in China, and suitable clothes, etc.

Phone and internet usage in China: while traveling in China, you need to use phone and internet in China, to contact friends and tour guides, and log in social media apps.

Argentina Embassy in China: if you have some problems, you may need help from Argentina Embassy in China.

How does it cost to travel in China: if you plan to travel in China by your own, you should know China travel trip and how much money to bring to China.

Safety Tips in China: safety is the most important thing. Watch your personal safety and property, here are some tips for you.

Reading here, you may find it is easy to plan a trip to China from Argentina. First decide when to visit China and how many days to spend in China, and apply for Chinese visa. Second, you may think about buying flights from Argentina to China, and pick best places to visit, or maybe book a tour package. Last, read more supplementary information about China, like China time, how to use phone and access to internet in China.

Top China Travel hope this will help you to plan your own a trip to China.