15 days in China Itinerary

15 days in China Itinerary

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15 days in China Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Beijing
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Xi'an
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Shanghai
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Hong Kong
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Toronto

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, shopping, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see Mutianyu Great Wall, get great views at Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), appreciate the extensive heritage of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), and get engrossed in the history at The Palace Museum.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Beijing trip maker tool .

Toronto, Canada to Beijing is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to China Standard Time (CST) is 13 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in October: highs in Beijing hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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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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nights
Xi'an

Xi'an
Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
Xi'an is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, nature, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, explore the ancient world of Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang), take in the spiritual surroundings of Xi'an Mosque, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Xi'an route planner .

You can fly from Beijing to Xi'an in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Xi'an

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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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 historic sites, shopping, parks, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Bund (Wai Tan), admire the natural beauty at Yu Garden (Yuyuan), browse the different shops at South Bund Soft Spinning Material Market, and admire the landmark architecture of Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu).

Take the guesswork out of planning a Shanghai vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Xi'an to Shanghai by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Xi'an in October: high temperatures in Shanghai hover around 28°C and lows are around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Shanghai

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Yu Garden (Yuyuan) ©
Yu Garden (Yuyuan)

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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, parks, nature, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Hong Kong Disneyland, observe the fascinating underwater world at Ocean Park, step off the mainland to explore Lantau island, and contemplate the long history of Wong Tai Sin Temple (Sik Sik Yuen Temple).

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Hong Kong trip maker site .

You can fly from Shanghai to Hong Kong in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Shanghai in October: high temperatures in Hong Kong hover around 34°C and lows are around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

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

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