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How to Plan a Trip to China from Austria



This article is a China travel guide about how to plan a trip to China from Austria, for Austrian travelers who are planing a trip to China. You could divide a China trip planning into several small parts, like distance and flight to China, best time to visit China, best places to visit in China, how many days to stay in China, apply Chinese visa in Switzerland, and others. You could solve different parts one by one, and find it is easy to plan a trip to China from Austria.

Humble administrator's garden
(Humble Administrator's Garden/Suzhou)


Distance from Austria to China

In order to travel to China, you may need to know where China is, distance from Austria  to China, and China Time.

Where is China

China location
(China location on a world map)

China is located in East of Asia with a longitude from 73° E to 135° E, and a latitude from 3 °N to 53°N, and adjacent to Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and India in the south, and Pakistan, Afghanistan in the west.

 How far is it from Austria to China

Distance from Austria to China is 7,133 km. From Vienna to Beijing, the distance is 7, 456 km.

China Time

China Time and World Time
(China Time and World Time)

China Time is calculated according to UTC/GMT+8, which is the only time used in the whole nation. China doesn't have winter time and summer time.

From April to October, Austria uses UTC/GMT +2 as its standard time, and at this period, China Time is 6 ahead of Austria Time. For instance, 9 AM in Austria is 15:00 PM in China.


Flight from Austria to China

For travelling to China from Austria, most travelers choose flight, and few travelers would like to have an international cruise. The following information about flight from Austria to China may give you some help.

Best way from Austria to China: Flight

Flight from Austria to China: nonstop flight, connecting flight.

Flight time from Austria to China: +9 h.

Major entry and departure cities in China: Beijing(capital city of China), Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen.

Major departure city in Austria: Vienna.

Best flight routes between Austria and China: Vienna-Beijing, Shanghai-Vienna.

Flight from Vienna to China:

  Distance Flight Type Flight Time
Vienna → Beijing 7,456 km nonstop flight 9 h 20 min
Vienna → Shanghai 8,470 km nonstop flight 10 h 20 min
Vienna → Guangzhou 8,593 km connecting flight 14 h 25 min
Vienna → Shenzhen 8,697 km nonstop flight 10 h 40 min


Apply Chinese Visa in Austria

Holding a  Chinese visa is the most important thing for travelling to China,and it is the only paper for permit to enter China. Thus to those Austrian travelers who want to plan a trip to China, applying Chinese visa is decisive. With an aim to help you, we gives information for you and help apply for Chinese visa in Austria.

Chinese visa
(Chinese visa/L-visa)

Type of visa: tourist visa(L visa) for tourism.

Duration of stay: 30 days

Required materials for applying Chinese visa:

  • 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

Visa fee: 60 Euro.

Where to apply Chinese visa in Austria: Chinese Embassy in Austria, offices of Chinese Visa Application Service Center in Austria.

Chinese Visa Application Service Center: fill in online visa application form, and make reservation for submission materials.


Best Time to Visit China

For Austrian travelers who would like to plan a trip to China from Austria, an important thing to feature out is when to visit China and best time to visit China. Given that, Top China Travel here gives you useful information about best time to visit China.

Kunming Stone Forest
(Kunming Stone Forest/Kunming)

Best time to visit China: September and October. September and October have cool weather for travelling, especially for hiking, and natural sceneries at this time are pretty beautiful.

Tourism peak in China: from April to October, especially May Labor Day holiday(the first week of May), and National Holiday( the first week of October).

Travel to China in spring(March-April-May):

China weather in spring: warm with many rainy days. Spring is a season to warm up from March to May, March is a bit cold and May could be a bit hot.

Best places to visit in China in spring: Dongchuan Red Land(Kunming), Kunming Stone Forest(Kunming), Wuyuan Rapeseed(Wuyuan), Yellow Mountain(Huangshan).

Travel to China in summer(June-July-August):

West Lake
(West Lake/ Hangzhou)

China weather in summer: hot in almost everywhere and humid in south of China, with temperature between 25°C-35°C.

Best places to visit in China in summer: Qinghai Lake(Xining), Mount Huashan(Xian),Tiger Leaping Gorge(Lijiang), West Lake(Hangzhou).

Travel to China in autumn(September-October-November):

China weather in autumn: cool sunny days, with few rainy days. November could be a bit cold in north of China.

Best places to visit in China in autumn: Great Wall(Beijing),Jiuzhai Valley(Jiuzhaigou), Mogao Grottoes(Dunhuang), Longji Rice Terrace(Guilin).

Travel to China in winter(December-January-February):

China weather in winter: cold. The South of China may have few rainy days, and the north of China would have some snowy days.

Best places to visit in China in winter: Harbin Ice and Snow Mountain(Harbin), Yellow Mountain(Huangshan).


Best Places to Visit in China

For travelling to China, without doubts, you want to visit those beautiful places, interesting places and see those famous attractions in China.  Here, Top China Travel recommends you best places to visit in China for you to plan a trip to China from Austria.

Daocheng Yading
(Daocheng Yading/ Garze)

Best places to visit in China: China has a vast land, rich in natural attractions and wonderful historical and cultural sites.

Best places to visit in China for all year round: Beijing, Xian, Chengdu, Guilin, Lijiang, Kunming, Hangzhou, Suzhou, Huangshan, Shanghai
Most beautiful places to visit in China: Jiuzhaigou, Guilin, Zhangjiajie, Huangshan
Famous historical and cultural sites in China: Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Great Wall, Terracotta Warriors, Humble Administrator's Garden, Mogao Grottoes
Most beautiful sceneries in China: Great Wall, Yangtze River, Longji Rice Terrace, Mount Huangshan, Jiuzhai Valley, Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, Daocheng Yading

Beijing: mark Beijing for your first China trip, and hold high expectation for it. Beijing has many wonders for you, such as Great Wall, Forbidden City, and Temple of Heaven, and interesting places like Houhai Lake and Yandai Xiejie Hutong. If you are a lover of visiting historical and cultural sites, Beijing would be a paradise to you.

Chengdu: Where to see Chinese Giant Panda? Chengdu is our first recommendation. Chengdu has several panda bases, where you could see packs of adorable pandas. Moreover, you could go to visit Jiuzhai Valley, Mount Emei, and Daocheng around Chengdu. If you are really into Chinese food, Chengdu would be your ultimate destination.

Zhangjiajie: It is one of the most beautiful places in China, widely known to the world for Hallelujah Mountain shot in Avatar, stuns the world for its gorgeous mountainous sceneries, and excites travelers for its longest mountain ropeway, skywall and glass bridge.

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How Many Days to Stay in China

For travelling to China from Austria, you could stay in China as long as 30 days with a Chinese tourist visa. But how many days should you stay in China for travelling? Usually speaking, tourists would like to visit China for 1 week, 2 weeks and 3 weeks, and a month. And Most travelers are inclined to travel to China for 1-2 weeks.

In here, Top China Travel introduces you a short 5-7 days  trip to China and a long 10-20 days trip to China. Austrian travelers who want to plan a trip to China, could arrange tour days according to your own situation.

For a short 5-7 days  trip to China, you could visit 1-3 cities in China. You could have regular combinations of cities like Beijng+Xian, Beijing+Tianjin, Guangzhou+Zhangjiajie, Shanghai+Huangshan, or you could make free combinations and visit your ideal destinations.

Zhangjiajie National Forest Park
(Zhangjiajie National Forest Park)

5-7 Days  trip to China itinerary:

For a long 10-20 days  trip to China, Austrian travelers could travel to several cities in China. Beijing, Xian, Chengdu, Guilin, Lijiang, Kunming, Hangzhou, Suzhou, Huangshan, and Shanghai are best places to visit in China, and you may pick some of them for your China trip.

Big Wild Goose Pagoda
(Big Wild Goose Pagoda)

10-20 Days  trip to China itinerary:


Recommended China Tour Packages

6 Days Beijing-Xian Group Tour

Great Wall
(Great Wall/ Beijing)

Destinations: Beijing, Xian.

Highlight attractions: Mutianyu Great Wall, Temple of Heaven, Forbidden City, Terracotta Warriors, Xian City Wall, Big Wild Goose Pagoda.

Top reasons: Beijing and Xian are where you visit for historical and cultural sites in China, and many attractions in this 2 cities are listed as World Heritage, and are really worth visiting.

12 Days China Panda Tour(Beijing-Xian-Chengdu-Guilin-Shanghai)

Longji Rice Terrace
(Longji Rice Terrace/ Guilin)

Destinations: Beijing, Xian, Chengdu, Guilin, Shanghai.

Highlight attractions: Great Wall, Forbidden City, Terracotta Warriors, Chengdu Panda Base, Longji Rice Terrace, The Bund, Yuyuan Garden.

Top reasons: in this tour, you will visit 5 popular tourist cities to see those famous attractions in China, Great Wall in Beijing, Terracotta Warriors, panda in Chengdu, Longji Rice Terrace in Guilin, and The Bund in Shanghai.

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Travel Tips in China

For those who want to plan a trip to China, you may like to read useful information about China travel, and here are some related readings about China travel preparation you may be interested in.

What to pack: materials, papers and things for your China trip.

Travel in China by plane: tips about luggage allowance, luggage loss, etc.

Accommodation in China: hotel information in China.

Phone & internet usage: how to use phone and access to internet in China.

China travel safety tips: keep property and personal safety and avoid of scams.

Top 10 China tours: know popular tours people would like to choose.

Reading this travel guide about how to plan a trip to China from Austria, you would get a lot of help, and if you have other questions, you are welcome to contact us, and Top China Travel would love to help you make your China trip.