10 days in Beijing, Chengde & Tianjin Itinerary

10 days in Beijing, Chengde & Tianjin Itinerary

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Beijing
— 4 nights
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Chengde
— 3 nights
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Tianjin
— 2 nights
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Beijing

— 4 nights
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.
You've now added Gubei Water Town to your itinerary. Mutianyu Great Wall and The Palace Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) and Temple of Heaven. Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), pause for some photo ops at Chairman Mao Memorial Hall (Maozhuxi Jiniantang), take an in-depth tour of Lama Temple (Yonghegong), and don't miss a visit to Bell and Drum Towers.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Beijing travel itinerary planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Beijing is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. In October, Beijing is much colder than Singapore - with highs of 22°C and lows of 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Chengde.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites · Parks · Trails · Museums

Chengde

— 3 nights
Dominated by an extraordinary, UNESCO-protected red and white palace complex sprawling up the mountainside, Chengde remains a summer resort fit for royalty.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Jinshanling Great Wall and Temple of Universal Peace (Puning si). Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Eight Outer Temples and Temple of Universal Happiness (Pule si). The adventure continues: head outdoors with Eight Outer Temples in The Bishu Villa, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shuxiang Temple, and steep yourself in history at Potala Palace (Putuo Zongcheng Temple).

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Chengde trip builder site.

Getting from Beijing to Chengde by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Tianjin.

Things to do in Chengde

Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Tianjin

— 2 nights
Tianjin stands as one of China's largest metropolises, combining modern flourishes with preserved history and traditions to create a diverse city.
On the 8th (Fri), take a stroll through Tianjin Caijiabao Seafood Street and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at Tianjin Wineries of Meng Manor.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Tianjin route maker site.

Traveling by flight from Chengde to Tianjin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, daily temperatures in Tianjin can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Tianjin

Wineries · Spas · Neighborhoods