16 days in China Itinerary

16 days in China Itinerary

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16 days in China Itinerary

Start: Belgrade
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Beijing
— 3 nights
train:  5​h
2
Xi'an
— 2 nights
train:  4​h 30​min
3
Huangshan
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Shanghai
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Hong Kong
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Belgrade

3
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.
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 The Palace Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), and contemplate the long history of Ming Tombs (Ming Shishan Ling).

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Beijing vacation maker site .

Belgrade, Serbia to Beijing is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time to China Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Belgrade in April: highs in Beijing hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Mutianyu Great Wall ©
Mutianyu Great Wall
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum

2
nights
Xi'an

Xi'an
Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
On the 18th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses and then contemplate the long history of Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta). On the next day, explore the ancient world of Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang) and then make a trip to Muslim Quarter.

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Traveling by flight from Beijing to Xi'an takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April in Xi'an, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Huangshan.

Things to do in Xi'an

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang) ©
Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang)
Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta) ©
Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta)

2
nights
Huangshan

Huangshan ©
Named after the "Yellow Mountains" with which the region has long been associated, Huangshan offers access to UNESCO-listed sites both natural and man-made.
On the 20th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Xidi Ancient Village and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Huangshan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the natural beauty of Huangshan Hot Spring and then walk around Huangshan Geopark.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Huangshan planning app .

Traveling by flight from Xi'an to Huangshan takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Huangshan

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Xidi Ancient Village
Highlights from your plan
Mt. Huangshan ©
Mt. Huangshan
Huangshan Geopark ©
Huangshan Geopark
Xidi Ancient Village ©
Xidi Ancient Village

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Xitang Ancient Town in Jiashan County (about 1h 15 min away). There's much more to do: go for a walk through The Bund (Wai Tan), wander the streets of Former French Concession, don't miss a visit to Jin Mao Tower, and take in nature's colorful creations at Yu Garden (Yuyuan).

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Shanghai trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Huangshan to Shanghai by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Shanghai

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Xitang Ancient Town
Highlights from your plan
The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Yu Garden (Yuyuan) ©
Yu Garden (Yuyuan)

3
nights
Hong Kong

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Hong Kong is known for shopping, theme parks, parks, nature, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Hong Kong Disneyland, admire the striking features of Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha), enjoy breathtaking views from Victoria Peak (The Peak), and see the interesting displays at Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Hong Kong trip planning website .

You can fly from Shanghai to Hong Kong in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Shanghai in April, with highs in Hong Kong at 32°C and lows at 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Hong Kong Disneyland ©
Hong Kong Disneyland
Ocean Park ©
Ocean Park

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