9 days in China Itinerary

9 days in China Itinerary

Created using Inspirock China journey builder

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Beijing
— 3 nights
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Shanghai
— 2 nights
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Hong Kong
— 3 nights
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Beijing

— 3 nights
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 a sense of history and politics at Temple of Heaven, enjoy breathtaking views from Bell and Drum Towers, and get great views at Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang).

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Beijing journey planning site.

Mumbai, India to Beijing is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and bus. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to China Standard Time is 2.5 hours. July in Beijing sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites · Parks · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 6:

Shanghai

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Orient

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Jade Buddha Temple, then examine the collection at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), then take in the pleasant sights at The Bund (Wai Tan), and finally don't miss a visit to Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road). On your second day here, admire the natural beauty at Yu Garden (Yuyuan), take in panoramic vistas at Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), then enjoy breathtaking views from Shanghai World Financial Center, and finally look for gifts at Spin Ceramics.

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

You can fly from Beijing to Shanghai in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Beijing in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Shanghai, with lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Shanghai

Shopping · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 8:

Hong Kong

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Orient

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Pack the 9th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Hong Kong Disneyland. Spend the 10th (Sat) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Ocean Park. And it doesn't end there: take in panoramic vistas at Victoria Peak (The Peak), examine the collection at Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware, and get engrossed in the history at Hong Kong Museum of History.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Hong Kong trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Shanghai to Hong Kong takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 11:

China travel guide

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Landmarks · Observation Decks · History Museums
With well over 1.3 billion residents, China represents the most populous country in the world, considered by many the cradle of civilization thanks to its history spanning many millennia. While a single trip to China rarely satisfies curious travelers, a well-organized tour reveals a land of awe-inspiring natural scenery, ancient monuments, and giant cities, where the diverse population includes almost 60 different ethnic groups speaking dozens of distinct languages. While many Westerners may know China mostly for its centuries-old tradition of martial arts, discerning travelers visit this vast nation for its outstanding cuisine, pristine landscapes, epic train journeys, and small towns of hardworking and genuinely hospitable people.