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How to Plan a Trip to China from Belgium



Belgian travelers like to spend their holidays abroad, and China is one of the most popular destinations for long holidays out of Europe. For Belgian travelers who are desired to plan a trip to China, Top China Travel here, friendly gives a big help in China trip planning.

This China trip planning guide helps you make your own China trip planning from the beginning to the end. First, you should know best time to visit China, and apply for Chinese visa in Belgium. Second, you need to pick best places to visit in China for your China trip itinerary, and decide how many days to stay in China. Third, when you have made decisions on arrival date and departure date for China travel, we suggest you buying international flights as early as you could. Fourth, book hotel for your stay in China. Last, you may like to know China tour packages, and other travel tips in China.


Distance from Belgium to China

Belgian travelers who are planning a trip to China, should know China location, distance from Belgium to China, and China time in advance, so that you know where you are travelling to, and how to adjust yourselves from jetlag.

How far is it from Belgium to China

The distance from Belgium to China is 7,622 km. From Brussels to Beijing, the distance is 7,957 km. From Brussels to Shanghai, the distance is 9,004 km.

Where is China located on a world map

China is located in East Asia, adjacent to Korean in the east, and Vietnam, Cambodia, and India in the south.

What's China Time

China location and China Time
(China Location and China Time)

China Time is calculated according to UTC/GMT+8, and it is used in the whole nation. Morevoer, China doesn't have DST time.

In Summer, China Time is 6 hours ahead of Belgium Time(GMT+2). For instance, 9:00 AM in Belgium is 15: 00 PM in China.


Flight from Belgium to China

For Belgian travelers who want to plan a trip to China, you could book flights from Belgium to China after you decide when to visit China. For saving money, you may book as early as you can, or choose red-eye flights, or make use of connecting flights. For a China trip, we suggest Belgian travelers arrive China from Beijing, and leave from Shanghai, which is convenient for itinerary-making.

flight from Belgium to China
(Flight from Belgium to China)

Best way from Belgium to China: flight.

Flight from Belgium to China: nonstop flight, connecting flights.

► Flight time from Belgium to China: 9 h+.

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

Major departure cities in Belgium: Brussels.

Flight from Brussels to China: this information is only for reference, cause it may change.

  Distance Flight Type Flight Time
Brussels → Beijing 7,957 km nonstop flight 9 h 50 min
Brussels → Shanghai 9,004 km nonstop flight 11 h
Brussels → Hong Kong 9,386 km nonstop flight 11 h 10 min
Brussels → Guangzhou 9,258 km connecting flight 13 h 30 min


Best Time to Visit China

Jinshanling Great Wall
(Jinshanling Great Wall/Beijing)

China has a vast of land, abundant with various tour resources, and it always has something beautiful in four seasons. Thus Belgian travelers could plan a trip to China whenever you want.

► Belgium National Holidays

When do Belgian people have holidays? Belgian people have holidays on New Year's Day, Easter Monday, Labour Day, Ascension Day(40 days after Easter), Whit Monday, Belgium National Day, Assumption Day, All Saint's Day,  Armistice Day, Christmas Day.

 Best time to visit China: September, October. Everything in September and October in China is exactly good for travelling.

► Travel to China in Spring(March-April-May):

(Hongcun Village/ Huangshan)

China weather in Spring: warm and rainy. March is the month to warm up. In north of China, it is a bit cold (5°C-20°C), and in south of China, the temperature is about from 10°C to 25°C. April is warm, with temperature between 20°C-25°C. May(20°C-30°C) is a little hot, and it is a better time for travelling than March and April. Spring is a rainy season in China, and south of China has more rainy days than north of China.

Best places to visit in China in Spring: Hong Cun Village(Huangshan), Wuzhen Water Town(Hangzhou), Luoping Rapeseed(Kunming), Dongchuan Red Land(Kunming).

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

China weather in Summer: hot and humid. Summer (25°C-35°C) is hot almost in everywhere.  Summer is also a rainy season in China, and when it rains, it would be heavy rains. Travelling in Summer in China, please remember to take measures to protect yourself from heat.

Best places to visit in China in Summer: Yellow Mountain(Huangshan), Mt Huashan(Xian), Qinghai Lake(Xining), Tiger Leaping Gorge(Lijiang), Zhangjiajie National Forest Park(Zhangjiajie), West Lake(Hangzhou).

► Travel to China in Autumn(September-October-November):

Jiuzhai Valley
(Jiuzhai Valley/ Jiuzhaigou)

China weather in Autumn: Autumn is a lovely season in China, with cool and comfortable weather, and few rainy days, and the temperature is at a range of 20°C-30°C. The best thing to do in Autumn in China is to climb mountains and go hiking.

Best places to visit in China in Autumn: Great Wall(Beijing), Mogao Grottoes(Dunhuang), Terracotta Warriors(Xian), Yangtze River Cruise(Chongqing-Yichang), Longji Rice Terrace (Guilin), Jiuzhai Valley(Jiuzhaigou).

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

China weather in Winter: Winter is a cold season in China, though the south of China may be not so cold as the north of China. The best thing to do in Winter in China is to see snow sceneries.

Best places to visit in China in Winter:  Harbin Ice and Snow World, China Snow Town(Harbin), Xiling Snow Mountain(Chengdu), Jade Dragon Snow Mountain(Lijiang).

Best Places to Visit in China

Considering you have decided to plan a trip to China from Belgium, you may face a big question: where to visit in China. Therefore , we here introduce best places to visit in China for you, and you would like to pick some of those places for your China trip.

Forbidden City
(Forbidden City/ Beijing)

Best places to visit in China: there are different themes of best places to visit in China, like top tourist cities in China, and most beautiful places in China.

Most famous mountains to visit in China: Yellow Mountain, Mt Everest, Mt Emei, Mt Huashan, Mt Wutain

Most beautiful places to visit in China: Guilin, ZHangjiajie, Huangshan, Jiuzhaigou, Shangri-la, Hangzhou, Tibet, Sichuan

Best Hikings in China: Great Wall, Tiger Leaping Gorge, Daocheng Yading, Longji Rice Terrace, Zhangjiajie National Forest, Meili Snow Mountain, Yellow Mountain

Famous rice terraces to visit in China: Yuanyang Hani Rice Terrace, Longji Rice Terrace.

Top tourist cities to visit in China: Beijing, Xian, Chengdu,Lijiang, Guilin, Hangzhou, Shanghai, Hong Kong

Beijing: a city should be on the list of places to visit in your China trip. Beijing, marked with 7 World Heritage sites, enjoys a big name in the world for pleasant travel. Go to Beijing, see the magnificent Great Wall, and visit the majestic Forbidden City.

Guilin: go to Guilin and see the most beautiful natural sceneries made by the nature. Everything is exactly good and comfortable, and you could take a cruise on Li River, have a hiking in Longji Rice Terrace, and take a bike in Yangshou country road, have a seat and chat in a restaurant in Yangshuo West Street.

Longji Rice Terrace
(Longji Rice Terrace/ Guilin)

Shanghai: a modern city which connects China with foreign countries in a large scope. In Shanghai, you could see a modern China, an ancient China, and an inclusive country. Interesting places in Shanghai are the Yuyuan Garden, the Bund, Oriental Peal Tower, Zhujiajiao Water Town, etc.


How Many Days to Stay in China

How many days to stay in China? It is a key question to be answered for Belgian travelers who plan a trip to China from Belgium. Tour days play a big part in your China trip, and it directly influences your China travel experience, places and attractions to visit in China.

For Belgium travelers who come to China from far away, how many days should you stay in China?Belgian travelers are inclined to stay 1 week(5-7 days) and 2 weeks(10-15 days), and visit 2cities or several cities. Here, Top China Travel gives some suggestion to Belgian travelers who want to plan a trip to China.

For a short 5-7 days China trip, Belgian travelers could visit 2-3 cities in China.

Shanghai oriental peral tower
(Oriental Pearl Tower/ Shanghai)

1. Popular combinations of cities for China trip: Beijing+Shanghai, Shanghai+Hangzhou/Suzhou/Huangshan, Guangzhou+Zhangjiajie, Hong Kong+Macau, Beijing+Xian, Kunming+Lijiang, Chengdu+Jiuzhaigou.

2. 5-7 days China trip itinerary recommendation:

For a long 10-15 days China trip, Belgian travelers may visit 3 cities or more in China.

Yellow Mountian
(Yellow Mountain/ Huangshan)

1. Popular cities for a long China trip: Beijing, Xian, Shanghai, Chengdu, Guilin, Zhangjiajie, Lhasa, Kunming, Lijiang, Shangri-la.

2. 10-15 days China trip itinerary recommendation:


Apply for Chinese Visa in Belgium

For Belgian travelers who plan a trip to China, you need to take a decisive step before actually flying to China. That is applying for Chinese visa in Belgium. Here are some tips for applying for Chinese visa in Belgium to help you get Chinese visa successfully.

Type of visa: tourist visa(L-visa) for China trip.

Duration of stay: 30 days.

How many days to get a Chinese visa: 4 days.

Required materials for applying for Chinese visa:

  • Passports 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.

Where to apply for Chinese visa: Chinese Embassy in Brussels, and Brussels Chinese Visa Application Service Center.

Online application: https://bio.visaforchina.org/BRU2_EN/.

Chinese Embassy in Belgium:

  • Address: 443-445 Ave. de Tervuren, 1150 Woluwe Saint-Pierre
  • Web: https://www.fmprc.gov.cn/ce/cebel/eng/

Brussels Chinese Visa Application Service Center:

  • Address: No. 109 Rue Neerveld, Woluwe Saint-Lambert 1200, Brussels
  • Tel:02 775 0888
  • Fax: 02 775 0880
  • Web : www.visaforchina.org


Recommended China Tour Packages

6 Days Beijing-Xian Group Tour

Terracotta Warriors
(Terracotta Warriors/ Xian)

Destinations: Beijing, Xian.

Highlight attractions: Great Wall, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Terracotta Warriors, Xian City Wall, Big Wild Goose Pagoda.

Top reasons: Beijing and Xian are two ancient cities in China, with long history and profound Chinese culture. In Beijing and Xian, you could visit the most valuable historical and cultural sites listed as World Heritage.

10 Days Scenic Tour to Zhangjiajie & Mt. Huangshan

Tianmen Mountain

(Tianmen Mountain/ Zhangjiajie)

Destinations: Beijing Zhangjiajie, Shanghai, Huangshan.

Highlight attractions: Mutianyu Great Wall, Forbidden City, Tianzi Mountain, Tianmen Mountain, Yuyuan Garden, Yellow Mountain.

Top reasons: Beijing and Shanghai are two must visit cities for a first time trip to China. Zhangjiajie and Huangshan are two very beautiful cities in China. Zhangjiajie has gorgeous sceneries and interesting activities for thrilling experience.


Belgian Travelers' Review on Our China Tours

Lijiang old town
(Lijiang Old Town)

Mr. Estevao Thiesen, 2 paxi from Belgium, had a 2 weeks private tour in China with Top China Travel and gave his comments about our China tours as:

Hi Lily,

Lily, the tour organizer for Top China Travel, was wonderful. She planned everything and adjusted the trip to match our specific destination requests. Our trip included visiting Beijing, Zhangjiajie, Fenghuang, Guilin, Chengdu, Diqing, Lijiang, and Shanghai and was very spectacular!  English speaking guides were knowledgeable and helpful. . I highly recommend China as a travel destination and Top China Travel as a travel partner.

Read More: Two Weeks Private Tour of China.


Travel Tips in China

Forbidden City
(Forbidden City)

For planning a trip to China, you would also like to know these information.

What to pack: necessary materials, and things you need to bring.

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

Accommodation in China: information about hotels in China.

Family vacation in China: family tour destinations, kids-friendly places, and best things to do with in kids in China.

How much does it cost to visit China: China travel costs for 1 week and 2 weeks.

For Belgian travelers who plan a trip to China, you are welcome to contact us if you meet any problems in planning your China trip, and we would love to help you out of trouble.