What is the best itinerary to see China?
China is a vast country, so you cannot expect to see everything. On the first trip, you'd be best visiting the major cities. Refer to this list of the major attractions:
Travel to Shanghai and Beijing and visit the small cities around them.
Visit Xi'an, Luoyang and Kaifeng. These are all Chinese ancient capitals.
Visit famous Chinese mountains such as Lushan, Huangshan, Taishan and Wuyishan.
Enjoy the beaches in Hainan, Dalian, Xiamen and Qingdao.
Go to Guilin, Zhangjiajie or Jiuzhaigou to view the beautiful landscape.
Take a ride down the Yangtze River from Chongqing.