17 days in China Itinerary

17 days in China Itinerary

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17 days in China Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly:  18 h 30 min
1
Xi'an
— 2 nights
+4
Bus + Fly + Bus + Foot + Train:  6 h 15 min
2
Hong Kong
— 5 nights
+3
Train + Foot + Bus + Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Shanghai
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
4
Beijing
— 5 nights
Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: Lisbon

2
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, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, take in panoramic vistas at Xi'an Bell Tower, don't miss a visit to Muslim Quarter, and steep yourself in history at Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta).

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Xi'an itinerary builder tool.

Lisbon, Portugal to Xi'an is an approximately 18,5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Western European Time to China Standard Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. While traveling from Lisbon, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Xi'an, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hong Kong.

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)

5
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, appreciate the history behind Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha), experience the excitement of Sandbox VR, and enjoy breathtaking views from Victoria Peak (The Peak).

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Hong Kong journey planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Xi'an to Hong Kong takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Hong Kong when traveling from Xi'an in Junho, with lows around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Shanghai.

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

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), enjoy breathtaking views from Shanghai World Financial Center, get great views at Jin Mao Tower, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Former French Concession.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Shanghai online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Hong Kong to Shanghai takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Hong Kong in Junho, with highs in Shanghai at 33°C and lows at 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Shanghai

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

5
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: explore the ancient world of Mutianyu Great Wall, take an in-depth tour of Lama Temple (Yonghegong), appreciate the extensive heritage of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), and admire the landmark architecture of Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang).

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You can fly from Shanghai to Beijing in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Beijing when traveling from Shanghai in Junho, with lows around 21°C. On the 29th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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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