Visas for US passport holders
US citizens enjoy visa free arrival or visa on arrival in 172 countries. Make sure to refer to time constraints at all destinations that do not require a visa.
US citizens need to apply for a tourist visa to China.
From the time of submitting my paperwork to receiving my passport back with a visa, it took 7 days. I went through Visa Services Northwest in Seattle due to time constraints of travel and expedited process. If applying for a visa independently, I’d recommend giving two to three weeks.