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How to Plan a Trip to China from Poland

For travelling to China from Poland, what do you need to do? If you are travelling to China on your own, you really need a good China travel plan.

While planning a trip to China, there are 5 big things you need to pay extra attention to. That are: flight from Poland to China, apply for Chinese visa in Poland, when to visit China, best places to visit in China, and how many days to stay in China. Except these 5 things, you would like to know other information, such as China weather, China tour packages, China tour reviews, what to pack, phone and internet usage in China.

the Great Wall-plan a trip to China from poland
(The Great Wall/ Beijing)

When to Visit China

Travelling to China from Poland is a big thing, and most of you won’t make it randomly, but plan it carefully and pick the best time to visit China. So what is the best time to visit China?

Generally speaking, April to October is considered as the best time to visit China, the golden time is September and  October, but remember to avoid the National Day(October 1- October 7) because of tremendous travelers crowded in attractions. The worst time to visit China is from December to February, at this time, the weather is cold, and those natural sceneries are not in their best shape.

Dongchuan Red Land-plan a trip to China from poland
(Dongchuan Red Land/ Kunming)

Travel to China in March, April & May:

Weather in China in March, April & May: the weather is warming up from March to May, and March could be a bit cold in the north of China. In this three months, it drizzles a lot, and you may need an umbrella.

Best places to visit in China in March, April & May: Dongchuan Red Land(Kunming), Hani Rice Terrace(Yuanyang), Li River(Guilin), Chengkan Village(Huangshan).

Travel to China in June, July & August:

Weather in China in June, July & August: hot in most places of China, with high temperature around 30 degrees Celsius to 35 degrees Celsius. Summer is also a rainy season in China, and it may have storms. When travelling to China in summer, you need to protect yourself from hot heat.

Best places to visit in China in June, July & August: Qinghai Lake(Xining), Potala Palace(Lhasa), Tiger Leaping Gorge(Lijiang), West Lake(Hangzhou), Zhangjiajie National Forest Park(Zhangjiajie).

Mogao Grottoes
(Mogao Grottoes/ Dunhuang)

Travel to China in September, October & November:

Weather in China in September, October & November: sunny days with comfortable temperature. In this three months, the temperature is between 20 degrees Celsius to 30 degrees Celsius, but November could be a bit cold in the north of China, like 10 degrees Celsius.

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

Travel to China in December, January & December:

Weather in China in December, January & December: always cold in the north of China, and a bit cold in the south of China, but warm in few places in the southe of China, like Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Hong Kong and Hainan province.

Best places to visit in China in December, January & December: Jade Dragon Snow Mountain(Lijiang), Harbin Ice and Snow World, Mount Huangshan(Huangshan).


Where to Go & What to See in China

Forbidden City-plan a trip to China from poland
(The Forbidden City/ Beijing)

Where to go in China? What are the best places to visit in China? Actually, there are many great places to visit in China, like Beijing, Xian, Guilin, and Shanghai.

Top 10 tourist cities in China: Beijing, Xian, Chengdu, Guilin, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Lijiang, Lhasa.
Top business cities in China: Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Hangzhou, Hong Kong.
Most beautiful places in China: Jiuzhaigou, Guilin, Zhangjiajie, Hangzhou, Lijiang.

What do you expect to see in China? All of you would like to see those great sites with big name in the world, like the Great Wall, and Terracotta Warriors.

Top 10 attractions in China: the Forbidden City, the Great Wall, Terracotta Warriors, Jiuzhai Valley, Potala Palace, Yangtze River, Li River, West Lake, Yellow Mountain, the Bund.
Famous mountain in China: Mount Huangshan, Mount Everest, Mount Huashan, Mount Emei, Meili Snow Mountain, Jade Dragon Snow Mountain.
Top water towns in China: Wuzhen Water Town, Zhouzhuang Water Town, Tongli Water Town, Nanxun Water Town, Zhujiajiao Water Town.

West Lake-Plan a trip to China from Poland
(West Lake/ Hangzhou)


  • Everyone knows that Beijing is a great place to visit, and that is true. Beijing is totally worthy visiting, because you could see those wonderful places, and can't help but to give them thumb-ups.
  • In Beijing, there are marvelous ancient buildings like the Forbidden City and Temple of Heaven,  beautiful sceneries in the Great Wall and Summer Palace, and interesting activities like watching Kong fu show, taking rickshaw ride, and learning to make Chinese traditional handicrafts.
  • Days of stay: 3-5 days.

► Hangzhou:

  • A beautiful city in the south of China and also a business city, close to Shanghai.
  • Hangzhou is most known for West Lake, Longji Tea, Hangzhou silk, Wuzhen Water Town and the headquarters of Alibaba Group. 
  • In Hangzhou, you could spend leisure days in going cycling or taking a boat in West Lake, drinking cups of tea in Meijiawu Tea Village, or visiting ancient buildings like Lingyin Temple.
  • Days of stay: 1-3 days.

► Huangshan:

  • A small city close to Shanghai and Hangzhou, with a fame in countryside sightseeing and natural sceneries.
  • Huangshan is famous for Mount Huangshan, Tunxi Old Street, and villages like Xidi Villages, and Hongcun Village.
  • Mount Huangshan is really beautiful, renowned for strange shapes of rocks and trees, and gorgeous views on the mountain. You could visit Mount Huangshan in four seasons, and see beautiful sunrise and sunset on the mountain top. Villages are another big feature in Huangshan, and they have kept well old residential buildings, and have great countryside sightseeing.
  • Days of stay: 3-5 days.


How Many Days to Stay in China

Mount Huangshan-plan a trip to China from Poland
(Mount Huangshan/ Huanshan)

Travelling to China from Poland is not an easy thing, and  when you decide to plan a trip to China, we suggest you spend 10-15 days in China, if it is within the limit of your budget, because China has so many beautiful places for you to see. And another reason is that most of you won't travel often to China, therefore you should cherish this China tour and see more places.

Visiting a place, you need at least 2 days, and 2 days are only for a short tour. If you want to visit 4 places or more, you need over 11 days.  If you are travelling on your own, you may need more days, because you are likely to take public transportation.

Usually speaking, you could visit Beijing for 3 days, 2 days in Xian( 4 days in Xian including Mount Huashan), 3 days in Zhangjiajie, 3 days in Guilin, 2 days in Chengdu(4 days in Chengdu including Jiuzhai Valley), 5 days for Yangzte River Cruise, and 2 days in Shanghai. But it is not always the case. You could spend another 1-2 days, or even more in a place that you are very interested.

Here are some China tour itineraries for your reference to decide how many days to stay in China:


Recommended China Tour Packages for Polish Travelers

 11 Days Beijing-Xian-Chengdu-Shanghai Group Tour

Shanghai oriental pearl tower-plan a trip to China from poland

(Oriental Pearl Tower/ Shanghai)

Destinations: Beijing, Xian, Chengdu, Shanghai.
Highlight attractions: the Forbidden City, the Great Wall, Terracotta Warriors, Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, Yuyuan Garden, the Bund.

Top reasons:

  • In this tour, you will see those most famous landmarks and China tour highlights, like the Great Wall in Beijing, Terracotta Warriors in Xian, Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Base in Chengdu, and Oriental Pearl Tower in Shanghai.
  • Historical and cultural sites. In Beijing, you could visit those sites grandly built by the royal family hundreds of years ago, like the Forbidden City and Temple of Heaven. In Xian, you could go to see the brilliant Terracotta Warriors created 2,000 years ago.
  • Panda. Never miss Chinese Giant Panda when you are in China. It is not a normal thing that you could see groups of pandas living a natural park, and get so close to them, or even hug them if you join the volunteer program.
  • Shanghai where you see a modern China. Have ever heard of Shanghai? Yes, I bet. Shanghai would surprise you for its modern landmarks and city view(Oriental Pearl Tower), historical and cultural sites(the Bund and Yuyuan Garden) and kids-friendly places( Shanghai Disneyland).

 14 Days Beijing-Xian-Guilin-Yangtze-Shanghai Group Tour

Li River-plan a trip to China from Poland

(Li River/ Guilin)

Destinations: Beijing, Xian, Guilin, Yangtze River(Chongqing-Yichang), Shanghai.
Highlight attractions: the Forbidden City, the Great Wall, Terracotta Warriors, Longji Rice Terrace, Li River Cruise, Yangtze River Cruise, Yuyuan Garden, the Bund.

Top reasons:

  • Beijing, Xian and Shanghai are three must-visit places in China, well-trodden and also highly recommended by foreign travelers.
  • Guilin, a small city renown to the world. It has built its name in natural sceneries, countryside sightseeing and outdoor activities decades of years ago. You will have great fun in Guilin, and you could go hiking in Longji Rice Terrace, take a Li River Cruise, have rock climbing and go cycling in Yangshuo. 
  • Yangtze River, the longest and most splendid river in China. Yangtze River Cruise is usually from Chongqing to Yichang(downstream), and it takes 5 days and 4 nights. On the Cruise, except sightseeing, you could join many activities, like party at night.


Flight from Poland to China

Beijing Capital Airport-flight from poland to China
(Beijing Capital International Airport)

For travelling to China from Poland, you could take a nonstop flight or a connecting flight. There are nonstop flights from Warsaw to Beijing, but none of them to other cities in China so far. If you want to fly directly to cities like Shanghai, you may need to take a connecting flight. Considering flight time and flight fatigue, we suggest that you take a nonstop flight to Beijing.

 Basic information for flight from Poland to China: 

Distance from Warsaw to Beijing: 6,937 km.
Flight time from Poland to China: + 8 hours.
Major arrival cities in China: Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong.
Major departure cities in Poland: Warsaw.

 Flight from Warsaw to China: this information is only for reference, and you may need to check real-time information.

  Distance Flight Type Flight Time Notes
Warsaw → Beijing 6,937 km nonstop flights 8 h 40 min 14:10 Poland Time-04: 50 China Time
Warsaw → Shanghai 7, 963 km connecting flights 12 h 10 min 13:00 Poland Time-12: 10 China Time


Apply for Chinese Visa in Poland


Type of visa: tourist visa(L-visa).

How to apply for Chinese Visa in Poland:

  • All applicants shall complete visa application form online and make an appointment on China Online Visa Application(COVA);
  • Print out and sign the confirmation sheet and form, and submit them with other materials to the office of Chinese Visa Application Service Center in Warsaw, Poland.

Required materials:

  • Confirmation sheet and form
  • Passport valid for more than 6 months

  • passport photocopy
  • Paper photos(33mm × 48mm)
  • Your China trip itinerary (both flight and hotel reservations) or invitation letter
Visa fee:  PLZ 260, PLZ 110 for urgent, and PLZ 160 for extra urgent.

Chinese Visa Application Service Center in Warsaw:

  • Website: www.visaforchina.org
  • Address: Sienna 39, 00-121 Warszawa, Poland
  • Tel: 22 27 86 300
  • Email: warsawcenter@visaforchina.org


Prepare for China Travel

To plan a trip to China from Poland, you also need guidance for preparation before your China tour, and tips while visiting China.

What to pack: bring those important papers like passport, and Chinese visa, and pack necessary clothes and items like camera.
China tour reviews and feedbacks: if you can't decide to choose which China tours, go and read other travelers' reviews and feedbacks.
China travel guide books(free download): save your hard work in collecting information about China tours, and read them when needed.
Phone and internet usage in China: you would be interested in reading information about where to buy SIM card, how to use VPN, and where free WIFI is available in China.
Travel in China by plane: please read regulations about baggage allowance, prohibited items, etc.