15 days in China Itinerary

15 days in China Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Train + Fly:  13 h
1
Beijing
— 2 nights
Train:  6 h
2
Qingdao
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Shanghai
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + Bus + Foot + Train:  5 h 15 min
4
Hong Kong
— 3 nights
+3
Train + Foot + Bus + Fly:  5 h
5
Sanya
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
6
Xi'an
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Fly + Train:  14 h 15 min
End: London

2
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.
Mutianyu Great Wall and Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), take in panoramic vistas at Bell and Drum Towers, steep yourself in history at Temple of Heaven, and take some stellar pictures from Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan).

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Beijing road trip planning website.

London, UK to Beijing is an approximately 13- hour combination of train and flight. Traveling from London to Beijing, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in August: high temperatures in Beijing hover around 37°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Qingdao.

Things to do in Beijing

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

1
night
Qingdao

Qingdao ©
The city of Qingdao has become particularly well known for its clean streets, orderly layout, and blending of the old and the new.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Qingdao Mail Museum, then see the interesting displays at Qingdao Beer Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Golden Beach (Huang Dao).

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Qingdao road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Beijing to Qingdao takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Qingdao can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Qingdao

Museums Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Golden Beach (Huang Dao) ©
Golden Beach (Huang Dao)

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Zhujiajiao Ancient Town and Former French Concession. There's lots more to do: take in the pleasant sights at The Bund (Wai Tan), examine the collection at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), enjoy breathtaking views from Shanghai World Financial Center, and take a stroll through Maoming Road.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Shanghai road trip app.

You can fly from Qingdao to Shanghai in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Shanghai

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Zhujiajiao Ancient Town ©
Zhujiajiao Ancient Town
Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan) ©
Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan)

3
nights
Hong Kong

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
You'll get in some beach time at Turtle Cove Beach and Shek O Beach. The adventure continues: take in panoramic vistas at Victoria Peak (The Peak), observe the fascinating underwater world at Ocean Park, find something for the whole family at Hong Kong Disneyland, and get engrossed in the history at Hong Kong Museum of History.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Hong Kong visit planning website.

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and train from Shanghai to Hong Kong takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sanya.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks Theme Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Hong Kong Museum of History ©
Hong Kong Museum of History
Turtle Cove Beach ©
Turtle Cove Beach

2
nights
Sanya

Sanya ©
The climate and coastline bring visitors from far and wide on vacations to Sanya, with its 40 km (25 mi) of shoreline almost entirely devoted to tourism.
On the 12th (Wed), kick back and relax at Tianya Haijiao and then take advantage of the amenities at Yalong Bay. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Sanya Tropical Beach Scienc Resort and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Dadonghai Beach.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Sanya trip itinerary app.

You can do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Hong Kong to Sanya in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of train, subway, and flight. Traveling from Hong Kong in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Sanya, with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Sanya

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Yalong Bay ©
Yalong Bay
Tianya Haijiao ©
Tianya Haijiao
Dadonghai Beach ©
Dadonghai Beach

1
night
Xi'an

Xi'an
Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): make a trip to Kaiyuan Square, take an in-depth tour of Shaanxi History Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Xi'an road trip planning tool.

Getting from Sanya to Xi'an by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Sanya in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 24°C in Xi'an. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Xi'an

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Shaanxi History Museum ©
Shaanxi History Museum
Kaiyuan Square ©
Kaiyuan Square

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