15 days in China Itinerary

15 days in China Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Philadelphia
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  19 h 15 min
1
Shanghai
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + Bus + Foot + Train:  5 h 15 min
2
Hong Kong
— 3 nights
+4
Train + Foot + Bus + Fly + Bus:  6 h 15 min
3
Xi'an
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  5 h
4
Beijing
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  18 h
End: Philadelphia

4
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.
Step out of Shanghai with an excursion to Xitang Ancient Town in Jiashan County--about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: go for a walk through The Bund (Wai Tan), buy something for everyone on your list at South Bund Soft Spinning Material Market, shop like a local with Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), and take in nature's colorful creations at Yu Garden (Yuyuan).

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Shanghai trip builder.

Philadelphia, USA to Shanghai is an approximately 19.5- hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to China Standard Time is 13 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Philadelphia in June since evenings lows in Shanghai dip to 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Shanghai

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Xitang Ancient Town
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The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu) ©
Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu)
Yu Garden (Yuyuan) ©
Yu Garden (Yuyuan)

3
nights
Hong Kong

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Hong Kong is known for shopping, theme parks, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Hong Kong Disneyland, take in panoramic vistas at Victoria Peak (The Peak), get engrossed in the history at Hong Kong Museum of History, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ocean Park.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Hong Kong online itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and train from Shanghai to Hong Kong in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Shanghai in June, expect Hong Kong to be a bit warmer, temps between 91°F and 82°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Hong Kong Disneyland ©
Hong Kong Disneyland
Ocean Park ©
Ocean Park

2
nights
Xi'an

Xi'an
Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): make a trip to Kaiyuan Square, then contemplate the long history of Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta), and then take an in-depth tour of The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Muslim Quarter, then enjoy breathtaking views from Xi'an Bell Tower, and then delve into the distant past at Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang).

Make your Xi'an itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Hong Kong to Xi'an in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Hong Kong in July since evenings lows in Xi'an dip to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Xi'an

Historic Sites Museums
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Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang) ©
Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang)
Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta) ©
Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta)

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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see Mutianyu Great Wall, take some stellar pictures from Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), appreciate the extensive heritage of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), and get engrossed in the history at Lama Temple (Yonghegong).

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Beijing day trip site.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Xi'an to Beijing takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 90°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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

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