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How to Plan a Trip to China from Slovakia


Are you from Slovakia and plan to visit China? If you are, you are now in the right place, because we will tell you how to plan a trip to China from Slovakia step by step. Please read on, and make the most use of this article.

For planning a trip to China from Slovakia, you should focus on these 5 big issues: when to visit China, where to go & what to see in China, how many days to stay in China, flights from Slovakia to China, Chinese visa application.

When to Visit China

Where to Go & What to See in China

How Many Days to Stay in China

Flight from Slovakia to China

Apply for Chinese Visa in Slovakia

Great China Tours

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When to Visit China-April to October

west lake-plan a trip to China from Slovakia
(West Lake/ Hangzhou)

Before you make your China travel plan, most of  you would ask: when to visit China? What is the best time to visit China? Now let us introduce when you should visit China.

Best time to Visit China

Best time to visit China: April to October.
Golden time to visit China: September and October.
Worst time to visit China: December to February.
Time to avoid: National Holiday in China( 1st, October-7, October).

Four seasons in China: spring-rainy & warm; summer-humid & hot; autumn-cool; winter-cold.

Cities to visit in four seasons: Beijing, Xian, Shanghai, Chengdu, Guilin, Huangshan, Hangzhou, Suzhou, Hong Kong.
Places to visit in spring: Hani Rice Terrace, Li River, Mount Huangshan.
Places to visit in summer: Qinghai Lake, Tiger Leaping Gorge, Mount Huashan, Tianmen Mountain.
Places to visit in autumn: the Great Wall, Jiuzhai Valley, Longji Rice Terrace.
Places to visit in winter: Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Harbin Ice and Snow World.


Where to Go & What to See in China-Never Miss Beijing, Xian & Shanghai

Don't know where to go in China? Have problems in deciding where to visit? Contact us, we would love to help. Here we introduce best places to visit in China in brief for you.

Guangzhou-plan a trip to China from Slovakia

Top 10 tourist cities in China: Beijing, Xian, Chengdu, Guilin, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Lijiang, Lhasa.
Most beautiful places in China: Jiuzhaigou, Guilin, Huangshan, Zhangjiajie, Hangzhou, Lijiang, Shangri-la.
Silk road tour: Xian, Lanzhou, Zhangye, Dunhuang, Urumqi.
Yangtze River Cruise: Chongqing, Yichang.

What to see in China

mount huangshan-plan a trip to China from Slovakia
(Mount Huangshan)

Famous places and attractions are listed as below:

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.
Beijing: the Forbidden City, the Great Wall, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven
Xian: Terracotta Warriors, Shaanxi History Museum, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Xian City Wall
Guilin: Li River, Longji Rice Terrace, Elephant Trunk Hill, Yangshuo Yulong River.
Shanghai: Yuyuan Garden, the Bund, Oriental Pearl Tower, Shanghai Museum.
Sichuan: Chengdu Panda Bases, Jiuzhai Valley, Leshan Giant Buddha, Mount Emei.
Zhangjiajie: Tianzi Mountain, Tianmen Mountain, Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon.


How Many Days to Stay in China

Zhangjiajie-plan a trip to China from Slovakia

How many days do you have? We would design a great itinerary for you according to days you will stay in China. Usually speaking, you could visit China as long as your visa permits, but most of you would like to stay for 1 week or 2 weeks.

How many days for visiting a place

  • 3-5 days for a place: Beijing, Xian, Guilin, Zhangjiajie.
  • 1-3 days for a place: Shanghai, Chengdu, Hangzhou, Suzhou, Kunming, Lijiang, Hong Kong.

For a China tour less than 5 days, you could visit 1-2 places, like Beijing, Shanghai+Hangzhou, Kuming+Lijiang, Chengdu+Leshan Giant Buddha+Mount Emei.

For 1 week China tour, you could arrange 2-3 destinations. Here are 2 classic China short tours for your recommendation:

For a China tour over 10 days, you may visit 4-6 places, or even more, such as:


Flight from Slovakia to China

Beijing Capital Airport-plan a trip to China from Slovakia
(Beijing Capital Airport)

For buying international flights to enter China and leave China, we advice you to buy round trip tickets by yourself, because it would be cheaper if it is bought in your country.

Basic information about flight from Slovakia to China:

Distance from Bratislava to Beijing: 7,415 km.

Flight type from Slovakia to China: direct flights and connecting flights.

Flight time from Slovakia to China: + 16 hours.

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

Major departure cities in Slovakia: Bratislava.

Transfer cities: London, Vienna(to Shanghai-10 h 15 min; to Beijing-9 h 20 min), Prague(to Shanghai-10 h 25 min; to Beijing-9 h 20 min).

Flight from Bratislava to China: information is only for reference.

1. Trains from Bratislava to Vienna( 1 h 8 min), then nonstop flight from Vienna to Beijing or Shanghai.

2. Trains from Bratislava to Prague(3 h 57 min), then nonstop flight from Prague to Beijing or Shanghai.

3. Connecting flight from Bratislava to London to Beijing( 14:20 Slovakia Time-13:05 China Time, 16 h 45 min).


Apply for Chinese Visa in Slovakia

Chinese visa-plan a trip to China from Slovakia

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

How to apply for Chinese Visa in Slovakia:

  • All applicants shall fill in visa application form on China Online Visa Application(COVA) and print out the form, then book an appointment on Appointment for Visa Application Submission (AVAS), and submit materials to the Consular Section of Chinese Embassy in Bratislava.

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

Consular Section of Chinese Embassy in Bratislava:

  • Address: Hrebendova 44D, 811 02, Slovenská republika.
  • Tel: 00421-2-62804283.
  • Office time: 09:00-11:30(for application), 15:00-16:00(for collection).
  • Email: 00421-2-62804283.


Great China Tours

Considering Slovakian travelers may know little about China tours, we here analyze two great China tours for you, and Slovakian travelers would know much about places mentioned and why you should visit those places.

8 Days Classic China Tour

Oriental Pearl Tower-plan a trip to China from Slovakia
(Oriental Pearl Tower)

Destinations: Beijing, Xian, Shanghai.
Highlight attractions: Temple of Heaven, the Forbidden City, the Great Wall, Xian City Wall, Terracotta Warriors, Yuyuan Garden, the Bund.

Top reasons:

  • Beijing-Xian-Shanghai is praised as the Golden Triangle in China tours.
  • World-famous attractions and stunning arts achievements, such as the Forbidden City, the Great Wall, Terracotta Warriors.
  • Amazing shows, Kong Fu Show at Beijing, Tang Dynasty Show at Beijing, Acrobatics Show.
  • Interesting activities: try slideway and cable at the Great Wall, ride rickshaw at Beijing hutongs, go cycling on Xian City Wall, and take Puhuang River Cruise in Shanghai.
  • Learn & experience China culture: fly kites, make dumplings, learn Chinese calligraphy, drink Chinese tea, watch the Peking Opera.

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

Longji Rice Terrace-plan a trip to China from Slovakia
(Longji Rice Terrace)

Destinations: Beijing, Xian, Guilin, Yangtze River, Shanghai.
Highlight attractions: Temple of Heaven, the Forbidden City, the Great Wall, Xian City Wall, Terracotta Warriors, Longji Rice Terrace, Li River Cruise, Yangtze River Cruise, Yuyuan Garden, the Bund.

Top reasons:

  • This China tour won’t fail  you, and it has been most foreign travelers’ choose for so many years.
  • Classic China tour includes the Golden Triangle(Beijing-Xian-Shanghai)+Guilin(most beautiful place)+Yangtze River(long river with gorgeous sceneries).
  • Beautiful karst landscape with countryside sightseeing in Guilin. It will surprise you with Longji Rice Terrace, Li River Cruise and Yangshuo-a hub of foreigners in a small country.
  • Yangtze River Cruise downstream is from Chongqing to Yichang. The cruise takes 4 days and 3 nights, and you will see surprising natural sceneries along Yangtze River, and visit places of culture and history along the riverside.


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Feedbacks from Ms.Danielle Woolhead

Ms.Danielle Woolhead from Australia, 4 pax, with Top China Travel visited Beijing, Xian, Chengdu, Guilin, Yangtze River Cruise, Hangzhou, Suzhou and Shanghai, and she gave the comments as the following:

"This was the 2nd week of our 3 week tour through China with Top China Travel (TCT). We could not fault the service at all. Being a private group of just 4 we were looked after so well. Always met at the airport/s or train station/s by the local guide & driver for the region we were visiting. We travelled in a comfortable van suitable for our group size.

The guides spoke English very well & it was good to get to know them & have some jocular fun with them. Also dropped off at the departure points (plane or train) well in time, with tickets already pre-purchased by the guide & shown how to get aboard the bullet train etc, until you could easily use your own initiative to get onto the train & where to stow your luggage.…”

In the above, we have introduce the big things to be solved in making a China trip plan. If you have any problems in planning a trip to China from Slovakia, or have interests in booking a China tour, please contact us, and we would love to help.