17 days in China Itinerary

17 days in China Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Dubai
Fly:  12 h
1
Hong Kong
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
2
Shanghai
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Huangshan
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  4 h 30 min
4
Xi'an
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
5
Beijing
— 4 nights
Fly:  11 h
End: Dubai

4
nights
Hong Kong

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Pack the 23rd (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Hong Kong Disneyland. Spend the 25th (Mon) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Ocean Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Victoria Peak (The Peak), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Man Mo Temple, take an in-depth tour of Hong Kong Museum of History, and pause for some photo ops at Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha).

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Hong Kong trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Hong Kong is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Hong Kong is 4 hours. In March, Hong Kong is slightly colder than Dubai - with highs of 26°C and lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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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: get to know the fascinating history of The Bund (Wai Tan), appreciate the history behind Jade Buddha Temple, take in nature's colorful creations at Yu Garden (Yuyuan), and admire the striking features of Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu).

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Shanghai sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Hong Kong to Shanghai takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Hong Kong in March; daily highs in Shanghai reach 18°C and lows reach 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can go by car to Huangshan.

Things to do in Shanghai

Shopping Tours Museums
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The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Yu Garden (Yuyuan) ©
Yu Garden (Yuyuan)
Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan) ©
Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan)

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.
On the 30th (Sat), take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Huangshan. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Xidi Ancient Village, walk around Huangshan Geopark, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Huangshan Hot Spring.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Huangshan online road trip planner.

Drive from Shanghai to Huangshan in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Huangshan

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Xidi Ancient Village
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Mt. Huangshan ©
Mt. Huangshan
Huangshan Geopark ©
Huangshan Geopark
Xidi Ancient Village ©
Xidi Ancient Village

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 1st (Mon): make a trip to Dayan Pagoda Northern Square, thenexplore the ancient world of Dacien Temple, thencontemplate the long history of Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta), and finally take an in-depth tour of The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses. On your second day here, delve into the distant past at Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang), enjoy breathtaking views from Xi'an Bell Tower, get engrossed in the history at Shaanxi History Museum, thenmake a trip to Muslim Quarter, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Xi'an Mosque.

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You can do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Huangshan to Xi'an in 7.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in April, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can 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)

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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see Mutianyu Great Wall, get in on the family fun at Olympic Park, enjoy breathtaking views from Bell and Drum Towers, and admire the striking features of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan).

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

Getting from Xi'an to Beijing by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In April in Beijing, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 9°C at night. On the 7th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Parks Trails
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Mutianyu Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
Lama Temple (Yonghegong) ©
Lama Temple (Yonghegong)

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