13 days in China Itinerary

13 days in China Itinerary

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13 days in China Itinerary

Hobart
Fly:  22​h 45​min
Beijing
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
Shanghai
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h
Hong Kong
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
Hobart

4
days
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 cultural itinerary includes sights like The Palace Museum and The Great Wall at Badaling. Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) and Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang) will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Heaven (Tiantan Park), stop by Nanluoguxiang, take an in-depth tour of Lama Temple (Yonghegong), and examine the collection at National Museum Of China.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Beijing vacation planner.

Hobart, Australia to Beijing is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Tasmania) to China Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Hobart in November, things will get slightly colder in Beijing: highs are around 11°C and lows about 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Shanghai.

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Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
The Great Wall at Badaling
The Palace Museum

3
days
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.
Head to Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road) and spin旋for some retail therapy. Let the collections at Shanghai Museum and Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Centre capture your imagination. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of The Bund (Wai Tan), stroll through Fuxing Park, take a stroll through Xintiandi, and admire the striking features of Jade Buddha Temple.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Shanghai vacation builder.

Traveling by flight from Beijing to Shanghai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Beijing in November, expect Shanghai to be a bit warmer, temps between 20°C and 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hong Kong.

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Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road)
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Shanghai Museum

3
days
Hong Kong

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Hong Kong Museum of History and Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware will appeal to museum buffs. Shop till you drop at IFC mall and Yuen Po Street Bird Garden. Pack the 17th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Hong Kong Disneyland. The adventure continues: enjoy breathtaking views from Victoria Peak (The Peak), hunt for treasures at Ladies Market, and contemplate the long history of Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha).

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Hong Kong trip itinerary maker.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Shanghai to Hong Kong in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from Shanghai in November, expect Hong Kong to be a bit warmer, temps between 30°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hong Kong

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Hong Kong Disneyland
Hong Kong Museum of History
Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha)

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