14 days in China Itinerary

14 days in China Itinerary

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14 days in China Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  19 h 15 min
1
Shanghai
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h
2
Huangshan
— 1 night
+3
Bus + Taxi + Fly + Bus:  4 h 30 min
3
Hong Kong
— 3 nights
+4
Train + Foot + Bus + Fly + Bus:  6 h 15 min
4
Xi'an
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  5 h
5
Beijing
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  18 h
End: Philadelphia

3
nights
Shanghai

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 shopping, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Bund (Wai Tan), take in panoramic vistas at Shanghai World Financial Center, pause for some photo ops at Jade Buddha Temple, and take in nature's colorful creations at Yu Garden (Yuyuan).

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Shanghai trip builder tool.

Philadelphia, USA to Shanghai is an approximately 19.5- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or fly. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to China Standard Time, which is usually a 13 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Philadelphia in March: high temperatures in Shanghai hover around 60°F and lows are around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Huangshan.

Things to do in Shanghai

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu) ©
Yu Garden (Yuyuan) ©
Yu Garden (Yuyuan)

1
night
Huangshan

Huangshan ©
Named after the "Yellow Mountains" with which the region has long been associated, Huangshan offers access to UNESCO-listed sites both natural and man-made.
On the 1st (Wed), walk around Huangshan Geopark and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Huangshan.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Huangshan road trip planner.

Fly from Shanghai to Huangshan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Huangshan

Parks Nature
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Mt. Huangshan ©
Mt. Huangshan
Huangshan Geopark ©
Huangshan Geopark

3
nights
Hong Kong

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Hong Kong is known for shopping, theme parks, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Hong Kong Disneyland, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lantau island, laugh and play at Ocean Park, and take an in-depth tour of Hong Kong Museum of History.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Hong Kong sightseeing website.

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and train from Huangshan to Hong Kong takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, subway, and train; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks Theme Parks Nature
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Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Hong Kong Disneyland ©
Hong Kong Disneyland
Ocean Park ©
Ocean Park

1
night
Xi'an

Xi'an
Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang) and then get engrossed in the history at The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Xi'an journey planning app.

Do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Hong Kong to Xi'an in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Hong Kong in April: highs in Xi'an hover around 72°F, while lows dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Xi'an

Museums Historic Sites
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4
nights
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.
Beijing is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see Mutianyu Great Wall, take in panoramic vistas at Bell and Drum Towers, admire the landmark architecture of Temple of Heaven, and take an in-depth tour of The Palace Museum.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Beijing trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Xi'an to Beijing takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April in Beijing, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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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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