15 days in China & Mongolia Itinerary

15 days in China & Mongolia Itinerary

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15 days in China & Mongolia Itinerary

Start: Singapore, Singapore
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Beijing, China
— 3 nights
train:  5​h 30​min
3
Kaifeng, China
— 1 night
train:  1​h
4
Zhengzhou, China
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
5
Luoyang, China
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
6
Xi'an, China
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Singapore, Singapore


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3
nights
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Ulaanbaatar ©
The capital and largest city in the country, Ulaanbaatar stands as Mongolia's transport, cultural, and commercial hub.
Ulaanbaatar is known for museums, nature, shopping, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Gorkhi-Terelj National Park, admire the landmark architecture of Gandantegchenling Monastery, take an in-depth tour of Bogd Khaan Palace Museum of Mongolia, and pause for some photo ops at Genghis Khan Square.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Ulaanbaatar trip planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Ulaanbaatar is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Singapore in December; daily highs in Ulaanbaatar reach -13°C and lows reach -30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Ulaanbaatar

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Amarbayasgalant Monastery
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Gorkhi-Terelj National Park ©
Gorkhi-Terelj National Park
Amarbayasgalant Monastery ©
Amarbayasgalant Monastery
Gandantegchenling Monastery ©
Gandantegchenling Monastery

3
nights
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.
Beijing is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see Mutianyu Great Wall, get engrossed in the history at Lama Temple (Yonghegong), catch a live event at Olympic Park, and admire the striking features of The Palace Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Beijing trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Ulaanbaatar to Beijing by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, car, and bus. Traveling from Ulaanbaatar in December, things will get warmer in Beijing: highs are around 5°C and lows about -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kaifeng.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Mutianyu Great Wall ©
Mutianyu Great Wall
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum

1
night
Kaifeng, China

Kaifeng ©
One of Henan's ancient capitals, Kaifeng was once the busiest and wealthiest city in the county.
On the 28th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Xiangguo Temple, admire the striking features of Po Ta (Fan Pagoda), then don't miss a visit to Henan University Museum, then walk around Kaifeng Iron Tower Park, and finally explore the historical opulence of Dragon Pavilion Park (Long Ting).

To see maps and more tourist information, read Kaifeng trip site .

Take a train from Beijing to Kaifeng in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Beijing in December, with highs in Kaifeng at 10°C and lows at -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Zhengzhou.

Things to do in Kaifeng

Parks Historic Sites
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Dragon Pavilion Park (Long Ting) ©
Dragon Pavilion Park (Long Ting)
Henan University Museum ©
Henan University Museum
Xiangguo Temple ©
Xiangguo Temple

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nights
Zhengzhou, China

Zhengzhou ©
With a population of nearly 10 million rapidly rising, Zhengzhou stands out as one of the major urban centers on the Yellow River.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Yueshan Temple, explore the activities along Yellow River, then make a trip to ZZICEC, then see the interesting displays at Henan Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Yellow River Museum. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Heron and Ostrich Park, then take a stroll through Virescence Expo, and then make a trip to Zhongyuan Tower.

To find out how to plan a trip to Zhengzhou, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Kaifeng to Zhengzhou takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Zhengzhou sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Luoyang.

Things to do in Zhengzhou

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Henan Museum ©
Henan Museum
Zhongyuan Tower ©
Zhongyuan Tower
Yellow River Museum ©
Yellow River Museum

2
nights
Luoyang, China

Luoyang ©
One of the oldest imperial cities in the country, Luoyang gives access to a wealth of cultural sites protected by UNESCO for their importance to the world's cultural heritage.
On the 31st (Tue), don't miss a visit to Binyang Cave, then explore the fascinating underground world of Longmen Grottoes, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Longmen Mountain, and finally take an in-depth tour of Luoyang Museum. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Zhongyue Temple and then find something for the whole family at China National Flower Garden.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Luoyang trip app .

Take a train from Zhengzhou to Luoyang in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Zhengzhou, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Luoyang, ranging from highs of 0°C to lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can take a train to Xi'an.

Things to do in Luoyang

Theme Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Zhongyue Temple
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Longmen Grottoes ©
Longmen Grottoes
Luoyang Museum ©
Luoyang Museum

3
nights
Xi'an, China

Xi'an
Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
On the 2nd (Thu), delve into the distant past at Eastern Royal Tombs of the Qin Dynasty of Xi'an, take an in-depth tour of The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, then contemplate the long history of Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta), and finally don't miss a visit to Kaiyuan Square. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of the Eight Immortals (Ba Xian An), explore the ancient world of Xi'an Bell Tower, don't miss a visit to Muslim Quarter, then take in panoramic vistas at Drum Tower (Gulou), and finally take an in-depth tour of Han Yang Ling Museum.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Xi'an trip itinerary website .

Traveling by train from Luoyang to Xi'an takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. January in Xi'an sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of -7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Xi'an

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Han Yang Ling Museum
Highlights from your plan

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