15 days in China Itinerary

15 days in China Itinerary

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15 days in China Itinerary

Start: Edmonton
Fly:  19​h
1
Shanghai
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Hong Kong
— 3 nights
+3
train + foot + bus + Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
Xi'an
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Beijing
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Edmonton

5
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.
Yu Garden (Yuyuan) has been added to your itinerary. Let the collections at Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall and Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Centre capture your imagination. The Bund (Wai Tan) and Xitang Ancient Town will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Shanghai to go to Suzhou and see Tongli Town, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), get a taste of the local shopping with Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), enjoy breathtaking views from Jin Mao Tower, and admire the landmark architecture of Zhujiajiao Ancient Town.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Shanghai trip planner .

Edmonton, Canada to Shanghai is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 15 hours traveling from Edmonton to Shanghai due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Edmonton in July, expect nights in Shanghai to be much warmer, around 30°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 39°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Shanghai

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Tongli Town, Xitang Ancient Town
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The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Zhujiajiao Ancient Town ©
Zhujiajiao Ancient Town
Xitang Ancient Town ©
Xitang Ancient Town

3
nights
Hong Kong

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
You've now added IFC mall to your itinerary. Let the collections at Hong Kong Museum of History and Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences capture your imagination. There's lots more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Victoria Peak (The Peak), make a trip to Hong Kong Skyline, and contemplate the long history of Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha).

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Hong Kong travel route builder website .

Traveling by flight from Shanghai to Hong Kong takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Hong Kong Museum of History ©
Hong Kong Museum of History
Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha) ©
Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha)

2
nights
Xi'an

Xi'an
Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): get engrossed in the history at The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, then get engrossed in the history at Shaanxi History Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta). On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang), then enjoy breathtaking views from Xi'an Bell Tower, then don't miss a visit to Muslim Quarter, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Xi'an Mosque.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Xi'an trip planner .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Hong Kong to Xi'an in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Xi'an when traveling from Hong Kong in July, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Xi'an

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

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.
Mutianyu Great Wall and Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang) will appeal to history buffs. Let the collections at The Palace Museum and Beijing Ancient Architecture Museum Xiannongtan Temple capture your imagination. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), get engrossed in the history at Lama Temple (Yonghegong), and take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Heaven.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Beijing itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Xi'an to Beijing takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

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

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