13 days in China, Seattle & Vancouver Itinerary

13 days in China, Seattle & Vancouver Itinerary

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13 days in China, Seattle & Vancouver Itinerary

Mexico City, Mexico
Fly:  9​h 45​min
Seattle, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h
Beijing, China
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
Shanghai, China
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
Vancouver, Canada
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
Mexico City, Mexico

3
days
Seattle, United States

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Seattle is known for museums, parks, zoos & aquariums, nightlife, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Chihuly Garden and Glass, find something for the whole family at Seattle Great Wheel, don't miss a visit to Space Needle, and get a taste of the local shopping with Pike Place Market.

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Mexico City, Mexico to Seattle is an approximately 10-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Mexico City to Seattle due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Mexico City in October: highs in Seattle hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Beijing.

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Hiram M. Chittenden Locks ©
Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle

2
days
Beijing, China

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 7th (Sun), hike along Mutianyu Great Wall. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Jingshan Park and then step into the grandiose world of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan).

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Beijing sightseeing planner .

You can fly from Seattle to Beijing in 15 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Seattle to Beijing, you'll lose 16 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seattle in October, Beijing is a bit cooler at night with lows of 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Shanghai.

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Mutianyu Great Wall ©
Mutianyu Great Wall
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
Jingshan Park ©
Jingshan Park

3
days
Shanghai, China

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 historic sites, shopping, parks, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to The Bund (Wai Tan), take a stroll through Former French Concession, shop like a local with Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), and enjoy breathtaking views from Oriental Pearl TV Tower.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Shanghai day trip planning website .

Getting from Beijing to Shanghai by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Beijing in October, expect Shanghai to be somewhat warmer, temps between 28°C and 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Vancouver.

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The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Oriental Pearl TV Tower ©
Oriental Pearl TV Tower
Yu Garden (Yuyuan) ©
Yu Garden (Yuyuan)

2
days
Vancouver, Canada

Vancouver ©
Known as "Hollywood North," Vancouver boasts one of the largest film/television industries in the world, second only to Los Angeles and New York.
On the 11th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at English Bay and then take a stroll through Gastown. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Stanley Park and then wander the streets of Vancouver Downtown.

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Traveling by flight from Shanghai to Vancouver takes 15 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Shanghai to Vancouver is minus 16 hours. Traveling from Shanghai in October, things will get little chillier in Vancouver: highs are around 16°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

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North Vancouver
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Stanley Park ©
Stanley Park
Capilano Suspension Bridge
Capilano Suspension Bridge
Grouse Mountain
Grouse Mountain

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