12 days in China Itinerary

12 days in China Itinerary

Created using Inspirock China journey maker

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Beijing
— 3 nights
Fly to Xiangyang Liuji Airport, Drive to Xiangyang
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Xiangyang
— 2 nights
Drive to Xiangyang Liuji Airport, Fly to Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport
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Shanghai
— 2 nights
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Hong Kong
— 2 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: delve into the distant past at Mutianyu Great Wall, get great views at Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan), pause for some photo ops at Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), and ponder the world of politics at Temple of Heaven.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Beijing day trip planning tool.

Madrid, Spain to Beijing is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to China Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. September in Beijing sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Xiangyang.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Trails
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 13:

Xiangyang

— 2 nights
Xiangyang is a prefecture-level city in northwestern Hubei province, People's Republic of China. Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): explore the ancient world of The drum and bell Tower and then contemplate the long history of Xiangyang Ancient City Wall.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Xiangyang trip itinerary website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Beijing to Xiangyang. On the 15th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Xiangyang

Historic Sites
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Highlights from your trip

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 16th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Jade Buddha Temple, admire the natural beauty at Yu Garden (Yuyuan), then go for a walk through The Bund (Wai Tan), and finally shop like a local with Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): examine the collection at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), then enjoy breathtaking views from Shanghai World Financial Center, then don't miss a visit to Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), and finally take some stellar pictures from Jin Mao Tower.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Shanghai trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Xiangyang to Shanghai with the Route module. In September, daily temperatures in Shanghai can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Shanghai

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Hong Kong

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Orient

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): find something for the whole family at Hong Kong Disneyland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Hong Kong Skyline, then take an in-depth tour of Hong Kong Museum of History, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Victoria Peak (The Peak).

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Hong Kong trip tool.

You can fly from Shanghai to Hong Kong in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Shanghai in September, things will get a bit warmer in Hong Kong: highs are around 38°C and lows about 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Theme Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 19:

China travel guide

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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.