9 days in China Itinerary

9 days in China Itinerary

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9 days in China Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Shanghai
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Beijing
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
Hong Kong
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Sydney

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): see the interesting displays at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), enjoy breathtaking views from Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), then take in the pleasant sights at The Bund (Wai Tan), and finally admire the natural beauty at Yu Garden (Yuyuan). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): admire the striking features of Jade Buddha Temple, get a taste of the local shopping with Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), then admire the landmark architecture of 1933 Old Millfun, then enjoy breathtaking views from Shanghai World Financial Center, and finally admire the striking features of Jin Mao Tower.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Shanghai journey site .

Sydney, Australia to Shanghai is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Sydney to Shanghai due to the time zone difference. In April, daytime highs in Shanghai are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Shanghai

Museums Shopping Parks
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The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Yu Garden (Yuyuan) ©
Yu Garden (Yuyuan)

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.
Beijing is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see Mutianyu Great Wall, see the interesting displays at The Palace Museum, get engrossed in the history at Lama Temple (Yonghegong), and get great views at Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan).

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Beijing trip itinerary app .

Traveling by flight from Shanghai to Beijing takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Shanghai in April, plan for a bit cooler nights in Beijing, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Parks Trails
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Mutianyu Great Wall ©
Mutianyu Great Wall
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum

3
nights
Hong Kong

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
On the 26th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Hong Kong Museum of History and then get in on the family fun at Hong Kong Disneyland. Keep things going the next day: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ocean Park and then enjoy breathtaking views from Victoria Peak (The Peak).

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Hong Kong trip maker website .

You can fly from Beijing to Hong Kong in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Beijing in April, expect nights in Hong Kong to be much hotter, around 25°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Hong Kong Disneyland ©
Hong Kong Disneyland
Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Ocean Park ©
Ocean Park

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