20 days in China Itinerary

20 days in China Itinerary

Created using Inspirock China trip maker

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Beijing
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Harbin
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Xi'an
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Hong Kong
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Shanghai
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Beijing

— 4 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.
Beijing is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along Mutianyu Great Wall, examine the collection at National Museum Of China, find something for the whole family at Olympic Park, and fly down the slopes at Baijing Bayi Ski Field.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Beijing travel website.

Roanoke, USA to Beijing is an approximately 21-hour flight. Traveling from Roanoke to Beijing, you'll lose 13 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Roanoke in January, expect Beijing to be slightly colder, temps between 38°F and 16°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Harbin.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Harbin

— 4 nights

Ice City

The influence of neighboring Russia remains visible throughout much of Harbin, with the country's northernmost metropolis possessing an intoxicating eclecticism in its architecture, food, and art.
Harbin is known for theme parks, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Harbin Ice and Snow World, see the interesting displays at Saint Sophia Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Zhongyang Pedestrian Street, and delve into the lush surroundings at Harbin Forest Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Harbin holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Beijing to Harbin takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Beijing in January: high temperatures in Harbin hover around 11°F and lows are around -10°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Harbin

Museums · Parks · Theme Parks · Nature

Xi'an

— 1 night

Birthplace of Chinese Civilization

Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Tang Bo Art Museum and then take an in-depth tour of The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Xi'an itinerary planner.

Getting from Harbin to Xi'an by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Harbin in January; daily highs in Xi'an reach 42°F and lows reach 20°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Xi'an

Museums

Hong Kong

— 5 nights

Pearl of the Orient

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Pack the 13th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Hong Kong Disneyland. Spend the 14th (Thu) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Ocean Park. There's lots more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Victoria Peak (The Peak), don't miss a visit to Hong Kong Skyline, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and examine the collection at Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Hong Kong online trip maker.

You can fly from Xi'an to Hong Kong in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Xi'an in January; daily highs in Hong Kong reach 68°F and lows reach 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Shanghai

— 4 nights

Pearl of the Orient

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.
Shanghai is known for shopping, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through The Bund (Wai Tan), shop like a local with Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), don't miss a visit to Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), and enjoy breathtaking views from Shanghai World Financial Center.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Shanghai itinerary maker website.

Fly from Hong Kong to Shanghai in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Hong Kong in January, expect nights in Shanghai to be much colder, around 37°F, while days are slightly colder, around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Shanghai

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

China travel guide

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Landmarks · Observation Decks · History Museums
With well over 1.3 billion residents, China represents the most populous country in the world, considered by many the cradle of civilization thanks to its history spanning many millennia. While a single trip to China rarely satisfies curious travelers, a well-organized tour reveals a land of awe-inspiring natural scenery, ancient monuments, and giant cities, where the diverse population includes almost 60 different ethnic groups speaking dozens of distinct languages. While many Westerners may know China mostly for its centuries-old tradition of martial arts, discerning travelers visit this vast nation for its outstanding cuisine, pristine landscapes, epic train journeys, and small towns of hardworking and genuinely hospitable people.