21 days in China Itinerary

21 days in China Itinerary

Created using Inspirock China trip planner

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Hong Kong
— 6 nights
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Shanghai
— 5 nights
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Beijing
— 4 nights
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Harbin
— 4 nights
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Hong Kong

— 6 nights

Pearl of the Orient

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Pack the 26th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Hong Kong Disneyland. Spend the 27th (Wed) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Ocean Park. There's much more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Victoria Peak (The Peak), savor the flavors at Food & Drink, head off the coast to Po Lin Monastery, and appreciate the history behind Lantau island.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Hong Kong day trip planning app.

Los Angeles, USA to Hong Kong is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Hong Kong is 16 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Los Angeles in January since evenings lows in Hong Kong dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Shanghai

— 5 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), take in panoramic vistas at Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), pause for some photo ops at Jade Buddha Temple, and take in nature's colorful creations at Yu Garden (Yuyuan).

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Shanghai online sightseeing planner.

Fly from Hong Kong to Shanghai in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Hong Kong in January, plan for a bit cooler days in Shanghai, with highs around 49°F, while nights are much colder with lows around 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Shanghai

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

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: see Mutianyu Great Wall, tour the pleasant surroundings at Baijing Bayi Ski Field, appreciate the extensive heritage of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), and enjoy breathtaking views from Bell and Drum Towers.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Beijing trip planner.

Getting from Shanghai to Beijing by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Shanghai in February, with highs in Beijing at 42°F and lows at 20°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can 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, make a trip to Zhongyang Pedestrian Street, see the interesting displays at HaErBin GuiHua ZhanLanGuan, and take a peaceful walk through Harbin Forest Park.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Harbin journey planner.

You can fly from Beijing to Harbin in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Beijing in February; daily highs in Harbin reach 20°F and lows reach -4°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Harbin

Museums · Parks · Theme Parks · Nature

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.