My husband and I just decided to take a trip to China and are in the very initial planning stages. To be honest, I'm a little overwhelmed because I don't know too much yet, and not sure where to start.
Any ideas on some recommended general iteneraries (by city) assuming a max of two weeks, including travel days from the U.S.? I'm up for flying in and out of different airports to avoid doubling-back. We of course want to see the main sites, but also like to get a little off the beaten track too. So a mix of city and semi-rural and touristy and non-touristy. I know it's a lot to start with, but wasn't sure if there was a "typical" itenerary for first-timers to the country.
Any direction would be appreciated. (I ordered a travel book, but it's so big, I'd at least like to narrow down my focus a bit to what are generally the important spots to start off.)