8 days in New Delhi & China Itinerary

8 days in New Delhi & China Itinerary

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8 days in New Delhi & China Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
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New Delhi, India
— Few hours
Fly:  6​h
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Lhasa, China
— Few hours
Fly:  6​h 30​min
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Dunhuang, China
— Few hours
Fly:  5​h 30​min
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Beijing, China
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
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Shanghai, China
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  5​h
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Hong Kong, China
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: New Delhi, India

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New Delhi, India

New Delhi ©
Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Rashtrapati Bhavan, then enjoy breathtaking views from Qutub Minar, then admire the natural beauty at Humayun's Tomb, and finally contemplate the long history of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our New Delhi driving holiday planner .

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airport is Indira Gandhi International Airport. In October, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Lhasa.

Things to do in New Delhi

#Historic Sites, #Parks
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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib ©
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib

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Lhasa, China

Lhasa ©
The capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, Lhasa possesses a wealth of Tibetan Buddhist sites of historical and cultural importance.
On the 12th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Sera Monastery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jokhang Temple, and then get to know the fascinating history of Barkhor Street.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Lhasa trip maker website .

Traveling by flight from New Delhi to Lhasa takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, car, and bus. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to China Standard Time is 2 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from New Delhi in October, with highs in Lhasa at 20°C and lows at 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Dunhuang.

Things to do in Lhasa

#Historic Sites
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Jokhang Temple ©
Jokhang Temple
Sera Monastery ©
Sera Monastery
Barkhor Street ©
Barkhor Street

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Dunhuang, China

Dunhuang ©
Once a vital stop-off on the Silk Road trade route, Dunhuang today offers travelers of all persuasions a place to rest in the middle of the desert.
On the 13th (Sat), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mingsha Shan (Echo Sand Mountain) Park, Dunhuang, China, take in the natural beauty of Crescent Moon Pool, and then explore the ancient world of Mogao Caves.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Dunhuang travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Lhasa to Dunhuang takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Dunhuang

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites
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Mogao Caves ©
Mogao Caves
Crescent Moon Pool ©
Crescent Moon Pool

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Beijing, China

Beijing ©
As the political and cultural capital of China, Beijing stands at the heart of Chinese history, buzzing with the energy of its high population density and centuries of importance.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): get outside with Mutianyu Great Wall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Lama Temple (Yonghegong) and then explore the historical opulence of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan).

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Beijing day trip app .

Traveling by flight from Dunhuang to Beijing takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Beijing

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Mutianyu Great Wall ©
Mutianyu Great Wall
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
Lama Temple (Yonghegong) ©
Lama Temple (Yonghegong)

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Shanghai, China

Shanghai ©
With a nickname like the "Pearl of the Orient," it's not surprising Shanghai offers some of the most rewarding attractions and activities in the Far East.
On the 16th (Tue), admire the natural beauty at Yu Garden (Yuyuan), then take in panoramic vistas at Jin Mao Tower, then enjoy breathtaking views from Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), and finally get to know the fascinating history of The Bund (Wai Tan).

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Shanghai travel planner.

Fly from Beijing to Shanghai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Beijing in October, things will get a bit warmer in Shanghai: highs are around 28°C and lows about 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Shanghai

#Historic Sites, #Parks
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The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Yu Garden (Yuyuan) ©
Yu Garden (Yuyuan)

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Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): find something for the whole family at Hong Kong Disneyland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Hong Kong Skyline, stroll through Hong Kong Park, and then take in panoramic vistas at Victoria Peak (The Peak).

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Hong Kong day trip website .

Getting from Shanghai to Hong Kong by combination of flight and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Shanghai in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Hong Kong: highs are around 35°C and lows about 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hong Kong

#Theme Parks, #Parks
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Hong Kong Disneyland ©
Hong Kong Disneyland
Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Hong Kong Skyline ©
Hong Kong Skyline

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