10 days in China Itinerary

10 days in China Itinerary

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10 days in China Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  18 h 15 min
1
Xi'an
— 2 nights
Train + Taxi:  3 h
2
Dengfeng
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Zhengzhou
— 1 night
Train:  4 h
4
Beijing
— 2 nights
End: Beijing

2
nights
Xi'an

Xi'an
Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
You've now added Tang Dynasty Show to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, then make a trip to Kaiyuan Square, and then contemplate the long history of Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta). On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Tang Bo Art Museum, explore the ancient world of Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang), then make a trip to Muslim Quarter, and finally take in a show at Tang Dynasty Show.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Xi'an day trip planning app .

Los Angeles, USA to Xi'an is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 16 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Xi'an. Traveling from Los Angeles in April, Xi'an is a bit cooler at night with lows of 48°F. On the 7th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Dengfeng.

Things to do in Xi'an

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife
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nights
Dengfeng

Dengfeng ©
Situated in the foothills of Mount Song, the city of Dengfeng remains best known as the birthplace of the Shaolin style of kung fu.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mt. Song as well as CK Martial Hearts (Shaolin Temple). On the 7th (Tue), pick up some new knowledge with CK Martial Hearts (Shaolin Temple).

Before you visit Dengfeng, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can do a combination of train and taxi from Xi'an to Dengfeng in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Zhengzhou.

Things to do in Dengfeng

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CK Martial Hearts (Shaolin Temple) ©
Shaolin Temple ©
Shaolin Temple
Shailin Martial Arts Hall ©
Shailin Martial Arts Hall

1
night
Zhengzhou

Zhengzhou
With a population of nearly 10 million rapidly rising, Zhengzhou stands out as one of the major urban centers on the Yellow River.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Statue of Huanghe Mother, contemplate the waterfront views at Yellow River, and then examine the collection at HeNan YiShu ZhongXin YiShuGuan.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Zhengzhou trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Dengfeng to Zhengzhou in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and train. In April, daily temperatures in Zhengzhou can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Zhengzhou

Museums Parks Nature
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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Nanluoguxiang as well as Wudaoying Hutong. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): get great views at Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), see the interesting displays at The Palace Museum, and then get to know the fascinating history of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan). On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see Mutianyu Great Wall, take an in-depth tour of Lama Temple (Yonghegong), and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Wudaoying Hutong.

Plan trip to Beijing with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by train from Zhengzhou to Beijing takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Zhengzhou in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of 47°F in Beijing. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Beijing

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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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