9 days in China Itinerary

9 days in China Itinerary

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9 days in China Itinerary

Start: Osaka
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Beijing
— 4 nights
train:  5​h
2
Shanghai
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  4​h 30​min
End: Fuzhou

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Back Lakes (Hou Hai) as well as 798 Art Zone. There's lots more to do: see Mutianyu Great Wall, take an in-depth tour of The Palace Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), and get great views at Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan).

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Beijing online sightseeing planner .

Osaka, Japan to Beijing is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Osaka to Beijing. When traveling from Osaka in December, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Beijing: temperatures range from 5°C by day to -8°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Shanghai.

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

4
nights
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.
Shanghai is known for historic sites, shopping, parks, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Yu Garden (Yuyuan), get to know the fascinating history of Zhujiajiao Ancient Town, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and wander the streets of Xintiandi.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Shanghai trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Beijing to Shanghai in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. When traveling from Beijing in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Shanghai: temperatures range from 13°C by day to 5°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Shanghai

Historic Sites Shopping Tours
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Walking tours
Yu Garden (Yuyuan) ©
Yu Garden (Yuyuan)
Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan) ©

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