15 days in China Itinerary

15 days in China Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Vienna
Fly:  12 h 30 min
1
Beijing
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Shanghai
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Hong Kong
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
4
Guilin
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 15 min
5
Xi'an
— 2 nights
Fly:  16 h
End: Vienna

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, try out the rides at Olympic Park, get a sense of history and politics at Temple of Heaven, and get engrossed in the history at Lama Temple (Yonghegong).

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Beijing trip itinerary maker app.

Vienna, Austria to Beijing is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Vienna to Beijing, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Vienna in May, with highs in Beijing at 33°C and lows at 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel 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

3
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.
Shanghai is known for shopping, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through The Bund (Wai Tan), stop by Spin Ceramics, take in nature's colorful creations at Yu Garden (Yuyuan), and get a taste of the local shopping with Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road).

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Shanghai trip planner.

You can fly from Beijing to Shanghai in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Beijing in May, Shanghai is a bit warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Shanghai

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Yu Garden (Yuyuan) ©
Yu Garden (Yuyuan)
Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu) ©
Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu)

4
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: get in on the family fun at Hong Kong Disneyland, experience the excitement of Sandbox VR, enjoy breathtaking views from Victoria Peak (The Peak), and make a trip to Hong Kong Skyline.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Hong Kong trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Shanghai to Hong Kong by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from Shanghai in May, things will get a bit warmer in Hong Kong: highs are around 36°C and lows about 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Guilin.

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

1
night
Guilin

Guilin ©
The riverside karst landscape around Guilin has long made it a favorite with Chinese poets, photographers, and travelers.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Daxu Old Town, explore the activities along Lingjian Stream, and then Head underground at Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan).

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Guilin driving holiday planner.

Getting from Hong Kong to Guilin by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Hong Kong in May, with highs in Guilin at 32°C and lows at 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Guilin

Parks Nature
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Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan) ©
Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan)

2
nights
Xi'an

Xi'an
Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): contemplate the long history of Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta) and then get engrossed in the history at The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Xi'an online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Guilin to Xi'an by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Guilin in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Xi'an, with lows around 15°C. On the 24th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Xi'an

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay May 22 — 24:
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Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta) ©
Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta)
Xi'an Bell Tower ©
Xi'an Bell Tower

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