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
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
Vancouver, Canada
— 1 night
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.
Dedicate the 5th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: take in the exciting artwork at Chihuly Garden and Glass, take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, and don't miss a visit to Seattle Center.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Seattle road trip website .

Mexico City, Mexico to Seattle is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Mexico City in October, expect nights in Seattle to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Beijing.

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The Museum of Flight
The Museum of Flight
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), don't miss a visit to Mutianyu Great Wall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Jingshan Park and then explore the historical opulence of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan).

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You can fly from Seattle to Beijing in 15 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight. You'll lose 16 hours traveling from Seattle to Beijing due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Beijing when traveling from Seattle in October, with lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to 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: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Bund (Wai Tan), enjoy breathtaking views from Jin Mao Tower, admire the natural beauty at Yu Garden (Yuyuan), and see the interesting displays at Shanghai Museum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Shanghai online trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Beijing to Shanghai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Beijing in October, with highs in Shanghai at 28°C and lows at 19°C. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off 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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): wander the streets of Gastown, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Grouse Mountain, and then explore the activities along English Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Stanley Park and then take a stroll through Vancouver Downtown.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Vancouver trip maker .

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. Traveling from Shanghai to Vancouver, you'll gain 16 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Shanghai in October, things will get slightly colder in Vancouver: highs are around 16°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Stanley Park ©
Stanley Park
Grouse Mountain
Grouse Mountain
Vancouver Downtown
Vancouver Downtown

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