5 days in China Itinerary

5 days in China Itinerary

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1
Beijing
— 1 day
2
Shanghai
— 1 night
3
Guangzhou
— 1 night
4
Shenzhen
— Few hours
5
Hong Kong
— 1 night

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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.
On the 13th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at The Palace Museum and then get great views at Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang).

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Beijing online attractions planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Beijing is an approximately 20-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Johannesburg to Beijing due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Johannesburg in April, Beijing is slightly colder at night with lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Beijing

Museums · Historic Sites
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The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum
Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang) ©
Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang)

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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.
On the 14th (Wed), admire the natural beauty at Yu Garden (Yuyuan), then take in the pleasant sights at The Bund (Wai Tan), then take in panoramic vistas at Shanghai World Financial Center, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu).

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Shanghai holiday maker.

Getting from Beijing to Shanghai by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Beijing in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 15°C in Shanghai. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Guangzhou.

Things to do in Shanghai

Parks · Historic Sites
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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)

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night
Guangzhou

Guangzhou ©
A massive metropolis and critical international trading hub, Guangzhou sprawls along the Pearl River, distinctly vibrant and cosmopolitan.
On the 15th (Thu), take in the views from Liede Bridge.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Guangzhou trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Shanghai to Guangzhou in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In April, Guangzhou is a bit warmer than Shanghai - with highs of 31°C and lows of 22°C. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Shenzhen.
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Liede Bridge ©
Liede Bridge

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Shenzhen

Shenzhen ©
A fairly humble collection of farming and fishing villages and towns until 1979, you wouldn't guess as much when taking a tour of Shenzhen.
On the 15th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Shenzhen Mosque.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Shenzhen holiday planner.

You can drive from Guangzhou to Shenzhen in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Shenzhen

Historic Sites
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Shenzhen Mosque ©
Shenzhen Mosque

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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.
To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Hong Kong sightseeing app.

Hong Kong is just a short distance from Shenzhen. April in Hong Kong sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 25°C at night. On the 16th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
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Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)

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