15 days in China Itinerary

15 days in China Itinerary

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15 days in China Itinerary

Start: Cincinnati
Fly:  21​h
1
Hong Kong
— 4 nights
+3
train + foot + bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Huangshan
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Shanghai
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Beijing
— 4 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: Cincinnati

4
nights
Hong Kong

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hong Kong: Macau (Macao Museum, Ruins of St. Paul's, & more). The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Hong Kong Disneyland, step off the mainland to explore Lantau island, enjoy breathtaking views from Victoria Peak (The Peak), and make a trip to Hong Kong Skyline.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Hong Kong road trip planning tool .

Cincinnati, USA to Hong Kong is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Hong Kong Time (HKT), which is usually a 13 hour difference. Traveling from Cincinnati in May, expect nights in Hong Kong to be much warmer, around 78°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 87°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Huangshan.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Macau
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Hong Kong Disneyland ©
Hong Kong Disneyland
Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Ocean Park ©
Ocean Park

2
nights
Huangshan

Huangshan ©
Named after the "Yellow Mountains" with which the region has long been associated, Huangshan offers access to UNESCO-listed sites both natural and man-made.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): walk around Huangshan Geopark and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Huangshan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Xuguo Stone Arch and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Huangshan online trip maker .

Do a combination of train and flight from Hong Kong to Huangshan in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, subway, and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Huangshan

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Xuguo Stone Arch
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Mt. Huangshan ©
Mt. Huangshan
Huangshan Geopark ©
Huangshan Geopark
Photography Tours

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.
Go for a jaunt from Shanghai to Jiashan County to see Xitang Ancient Town about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of The Bund (Wai Tan), enjoy breathtaking views from Jin Mao Tower, admire the striking features of Zhujiajiao Ancient Town, and see the interesting displays at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan).

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Shanghai online attractions planner .

Getting from Huangshan to Shanghai by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Shanghai are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Shanghai

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Xitang Ancient Town
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The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Yu Garden (Yuyuan) ©
Yu Garden (Yuyuan)

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.
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, ponder the world of politics at Temple of Heaven, and take an in-depth tour of Lama Temple (Yonghegong).

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Beijing online route planner .

You can fly from Shanghai to Beijing in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Beijing when traveling from Shanghai in May, with lows around 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Parks Tours
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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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