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How to Plan a Trip to China from Denmark


Since you have heard a lot about China, why not plan a trip to China? China is very beautiful country, totally different from Denmark, and a China tour would be a great and brand-new experience to you.

For those Danish travelers who want to plan a trip to China, we have prepared this useful guide to assist you in making your own China travel plan. In making a travel plan, you should mainly focus on 5 big issues: when to visit China, where to go and what to see in China, how many days to stay in China, how to apply for Chinese visa, and how to get to China from Denmark. The following will analyze them in detail for you, please keep reading.

Great wall
( The Great Wall/ Beijing)


When to Visit China

What's the best time to visit China? When should I visit China? You may have these questions, and here we would like to answer for you. Best time to visit China is from April to October, which is the summer half year in China. Golden time to visit China is September and October, because of the most favourable condition for travelling in China.

Li River Guilin
(Li River/ Guilin)

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

China weather in spring: it is getting warmer and warmer from March to May, with light rains. In spring, plants grow so fast that you could see beautiful spring sceneries with colorful flowers and green trees.

Best places to visit in China spring: Wuyuan Rapeseed(Wuyuan), Luoyang Peony Fair (Luoyang), Hani Rice Terrace(Yuanyang), Li River(Guilin).

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

China weather in summer: hot, and humid, with temperature between 25 ºC to 35 ºC and sometimes it has stormy rains. In summer, you could go to see lakes, rivers, and mountains for natural sceneries.

Best places to visit in China: Summer Palace(Beijing), West Lake(Hangzhou), Kanas Lake(Xinjiang), Tiger Leaping Gorge(Lijiang), Mount Huashan(Xian).

Jiuzhai Valley
(Jiuzhai Valley)

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

China weather in fall: almost all sunny days with cool temperature. Fall in China has great weather for travel, and you could go to places like Jiuzhai Valley to see colorful sceneries.

Best places to visit in China in fall: the Great Wall(Beijing),  Jiuzhai Valley(Jiuzhaigou), Longji Rice Terrace(Guilin), Yangtze River(Chongqing-Yichang).

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

China weather in winter: cold, and in the north of China, it may have heavy snows. We don't suggest Danish people visit China in winter, since Denmark has a long winter with beautiful snow sceneries.

Best places to visit in China in winter: Harbin Ice and Snow World, China Snow Town(Harbin).


Where to Go & What to See in China

Before you make a China travel plan, you may ask: is China beautiful to see? Yes, China is very attractive with so many great historical and cultural sites, and beautiful natural attractions, and your travel in China would be  amazing.

So in China, where to go?  For Danish travelers, we recommend these places: Beijing, Xian, Chengdu, Guilin, Zhangjiajie, Huangshan, Hangzhou, Suzhou and Shanghai, and also you could have a Silk Road tour by visiting Xian, Lanzhou, Zhangye, Jiayuguan, Dunhuang.

What to see in China? For natural sceneries, you could see the colorful Danxia landscape in Zhangye,  mountain wonders in Zhangjiajie, Huangshan and Guilin, crystal lakes in Jiuzhai Valley, streching skyline in Shanghai, see the natural palette of Dongchuan Red Land. For art treasuries and human craftsmanship, you could admire the Great Wall and the Forbidden City in Beijing, Terracotta Warriors in Xian, and Mogao Grottoes in Dunhuang.

Mount Huangshan
(Mount Huangshan)

Best places to visit in China

Well-trodden destinations in China: Beijing, Xian, Chengdu, Guilin, Zhangjiajie, Huangshan, Hangzhou, Lijiang, Hong Kong, Shanghai
Most beautiful cities in China: Huangshan, Jiuzhaigou, Zhangjiajie, Guilin, Shangri-la, Yangtze River, Lijiang
Top 10 attractions in China: the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, Terracotta Warriors, Jiuzhai Valley, Yellow Mountain, Li River, Yangtze River, West Lake, the Bund, Potala Palace
Top foodie cities in China: Beijing, Xian, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Shanghai

Beijing:  an old city shinning with brilliant culture and history, where you could go to see the grandeur of the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and the Great Wall, and hang around with local people in hutongs and Houhai Lake, go shopping and enjoy meals in Qianmen Dajie.

Hong Kong: an international city renown for incredible night views, shopping, and cuisine. In Hong Kong, you could go to Victoria Peak to see panoramic view of Hong Kong, and see night views in Victoria Harbor.

Guilin: a beautiful city in the south of China, famous for its beauty made by nature. Though it is a small city, it has many to see. You could go hiking in Longji Rice Terrace,  visit Elephant Trunk Hill and Reed Flute Cave in Guilin downtown, and take Li River cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo, then have a countryside tour in Yangshuo.


How Many Days to Stay in China

lugu Lake Lijiang
(Lugu Lake/ Lijiang)

Considering that you have never been to China before and may not know how many days you should stay in China, here we have some suggestions  for you. China is the third largest city in the world, rich in tourist attractions, and if you have enough time, you could explore China for months. But most travelers don't have so much time, and we usually recommend travelers to have a 10-15 days China tour.

Usually speaking, for visiting a place like Beijing, Xian, Guilin, Lijiang, Zhangjiajie, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Suzhou, and Huangshan, 3 days are enough, but if you are interested in deep exploration, 4-5 days are advised. For Yangtze River, 5 days are needed for a voyage from Chongqing to Yichang. If you don't want to have a busy itinerary, you may visit less places, or extend your stay in China.

► For travelers who have only several days, you could have a 5-7 days China tour, and visit 2 or 3 places in China. Here are two China tour itineraries for your reference.

► For travelers who want to see more in China, you could spend 10-15 days in China to visit several places. You could make your own itinerary according to this two.


Recommended Tour Packages for Danish Travelers

► 6 Days Beijing-Xian Group Tour

the Forbidden City
(The Forbidden City/ Beijing)

Destinations: Beijing, Xian.

Highlight attractions: the Forbidden City, the Great Wall, Temple of Heaven, Terracotta Warriors, Xian City Wall, Small Wild Goose Pagota.

Top Reasons: Beijing and Xian are ancient cities with brilliant culture, and they surprise the world with those grand ancient buildings, and exquisite craftsmanship. In Beijing and Xian, you could admire the most wonderful palace in China-the Forbidden City, and the stunning art treasury-Terracotta Warriors, and you can't move away your eyes from sparking china, ceramics, paintings, etc.

12 Days China Panda Tour

(Chinese giant panda/ Chengdu)

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

Highlight attractions: the Forbidden City, the Great Wall, Terracotta Warriors, Dujiangyan Panda Base, Li River Cruise, the Bund, Yuyuan Gardens.

Top Reasons: as one of the most popular China tour packages, it has a great advantage in visiting distinctive but great attractions. In Beijing and Xian, you could visit those world-famous historical and cultural sites, like the Great Wall. While in Chengdu, you could see those adorable pandas and enjoy delicious Chengdu food. Guilin has beautiful landscapes and tranquil countryside sightseeings for travelers, and Shanghai will present you a modern China which embraces cultures from over the world.


Flight from Denmark to China

Shanghai-plan a trip to China from  Denmark
(Oriental Pearl Tower/ Shanghai)

How to get to China from Denmark? The convenient way from Denmark to China is to take flight and nonstop flights from Denmark to China are available everyday, and Danish travelers shouldn’t worry so much. Connecting flights are much cheaper than nonstop flights, but it would take more flight time.

Distance from Denmark to China: 7,027 km.

Flight type from Denmark to China: nonstop flights, connecting flights.

Flight time from Denmark to China: +8 hours.

Major arrival cities in China: Beijing, Shanghai.

Major departure city in Denmark: Copenhagen.

Flight from Copenhagen to China: this information is only for reference.

  Distance Flight Type Flight Time Notes
Copenhagen → Beijing 7,197 km nonstop flight 8 h 55 min 21:00 Denmark Time-11:55 China Time, +1 day
Copenhagen → Shanghai 8,248 km nonstop flight 10 h 15 min 18: 40 Denmark Time-10:55 China Time, +1 day


Apply for Chinese Visa in Denmark

Can I travel to China without visa? Of course not, a tourist visa is required for travelling to China.

How can I get Chinese visa? Fill in visa application form and make an appointment online, prepare submission materials and go to Chinese embassy.

How many days to get Chinese visa? It will take at least several days from application to visa collection and we suggest that you should apply for Chinese visa at least 1 week ahead of time.

(Chinese visa/ L-visa)

Type of visa: Chinese tourist visa(L-visa)
Duration of stay: 90 days at most

Required materials for submission:

  • Visa application form
  • Copy of Certificate of identification
  • Passport valid for at least 6 months
  • Passport photocopy                                           
  • Photo (48mm×33mm)
  • Your China trip itinerary (both flight and hotel reservations) or invitation letter
Visa fee: 160 Krone, 160 Krone for urgent(2-3 workdays), and 230 Krone for extra urgent(1 workday).  Pay by card, no cash and check
Where to apply for Chinese visa: Chinese Visa Application Service Center, Consular Section of Chinese Embassy in Denmark

Consular Section of Chinese Embassy in Denmark:

  • Address: Øregårdsvaenget 5, 2900 Hellerup
  •  Tel: (+45) 39460877
  • Office time: 09:00-12:00, Monday to Friday


China Travel Tips

For planning a trip to China, the above information aims at solving the big problems, and you may need more guidance to know things like what to pack, travel in China by flight and by train.

China Time: China uses UTC/GMT+8 as its standard time and China Time is 6 hours ahead of Denmark Time.

China travel cost: if you wonder how much money it would cost to travel to China, please have a read.

What to pack: considerate tips for you to pack your luggage.

Travel in China by plane:  know rules about luggage allowance, luggage checking, and  lugguage loss, etc.

Travel in China by train: read information of types of China train, seats, food and drink on train, etc.

Phone and Internet usage: please read information about how to use phone and access to Internet in China.