16 days in Beijing & Xi'an Itinerary

16 days in Beijing & Xi'an Itinerary

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Beijing
— 9 nights
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Xi'an
— 5 nights
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Beijing
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Beijing

— 9 nights
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Panjiayuan Antique Market, Red Brick Art Museum, Paleozoological Museum of China, and other attractions. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), examine the collection at National Museum Of China, get engrossed in the history at Lama Temple (Yonghegong), and ponder the world of politics at Temple of Heaven.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Beijing trip site.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Beijing is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Western Indonesia Time to China Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Jakarta in October: high temperatures in Beijing hover around 22°C and lows are around 8°C. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Sun) before leaving for Xi'an.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Xi'an

— 5 nights

Birthplace of Chinese Civilization

Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Tang Paradise, Shaanxi History Museum, Tang Dynasty Show, and other attractions. Change things up with a short trip to Hanyangling Museum in Xianyang (about 52 minutes away). There's more to do: take an in-depth tour of Tomb of Emperor Tang Gaozong (Qianling) and admire the landmark architecture of Gao Grand Courtyard.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Xi'an trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Beijing to Xi'an by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Xi'an are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Fri) before leaving for Beijing.

Things to do in Xi'an

Historic Sites · Museums · Nightlife · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Beijing

— 1 night
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Getting from Xi'an to Beijing by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Beijing

Tours · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping