11 days in China Itinerary

11 days in China Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Miami, Florida
Fly:  21 h 45 min
1
Shanghai
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
2
Guangzhou
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h
3
Beijing
— 4 nights
Fly:  21 h
End: Miami, Florida

3
nights
Shanghai

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum and Soong Ching-ling Memorial Residence. The adventure continues: go for a walk through The Bund (Wai Tan), get a taste of the local shopping with Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), admire the landmark architecture of Heping Fandian, and enjoy breathtaking views from Shanghai World Financial Center.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Shanghai trip builder tool.

Miami, USA to Shanghai is an approximately 22- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 13 hours traveling from Miami to Shanghai. Traveling from Miami in May, things will get little chillier in Shanghai: highs are around 79°F and lows about 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Guangzhou.

Things to do in Shanghai

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Yu Garden (Yuyuan) ©
Yu Garden (Yuyuan)
Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum ©
Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum

2
nights
Guangzhou

Guangzhou ©
A massive metropolis and critical international trading hub, Guangzhou sprawls along the Pearl River, distinctly vibrant and cosmopolitan.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Canton Orchid Garden, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Muslim Hero Tomb, and then walk around Yuexiu Park. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Chen Clan Ancestral Hall-Folk Craft Museum and then don't miss a visit to Sun Yat-sen University.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Guangzhou trip itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Shanghai to Guangzhou in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Shanghai in May, with highs in Guangzhou at 87°F and lows at 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Guangzhou

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Yuexiu Park ©
Yuexiu Park
Chen Clan Ancestral Hall-Folk Craft Museum ©
Chen Clan Ancestral Hall-Folk Craft Museum
Sun Yat-sen University
Sun Yat-sen University

4
nights
Beijing

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Huanghuacheng Water Great Wall Ticket Office and Back Lakes (Hou Hai). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), engage your brain at Beijing Botanical Garden, admire the landmark architecture of Nine Dragon Screen, and steep yourself in history at Meridian Gate (Wu Men).

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Beijing travel route builder website.

Traveling by flight from Guangzhou to Beijing takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Beijing when traveling from Guangzhou in May, with lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
Huanghuacheng Water Great Wall Ticket Office ©
Back Lakes (Hou Hai) ©
Back Lakes (Hou Hai)

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