15 days in China Itinerary

15 days in China Itinerary

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15 days in China Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  12 h
1
Hong Kong
— 4 nights
Train + Subway:  1 h 45 min
2
Guangzhou
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 45 min
3
Xi'an
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
4
Beijing
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
5
Shanghai
— 4 nights
Fly:  13 h 15 min
End: Sydney

4
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: get in on the family fun at Hong Kong Disneyland, take a leisurely stroll along Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, take in panoramic vistas at Victoria Peak (The Peak), and examine the collection at Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Hong Kong trip itinerary builder.

Sydney, Australia to Hong Kong is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, subway, and train. Traveling from Sydney to Hong Kong, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Sydney in February; daily highs in Hong Kong reach 23°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Guangzhou.

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
Guangzhou

Guangzhou ©
A massive metropolis and critical international trading hub, Guangzhou sprawls along the Pearl River, distinctly vibrant and cosmopolitan.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Canton Tower, take in the views from Liede Bridge, and then take a stroll through Shamian Island.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Guangzhou trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of train and subway from Hong Kong to Guangzhou in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Hong Kong in February, Guangzhou is little chillier at night with lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Guangzhou

Neighborhoods Parks Nature
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Shamian Island ©
Shamian Island
Canton Tower ©
Canton Tower
Liede Bridge ©
Liede Bridge

2
nights
Xi'an

Xi'an
Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses and then admire the striking features of Eastern Royal Tombs of the Qin Dynasty of Xi'an. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Muslim Quarter, then delve into the distant past at Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang), and then explore the world behind art at Tang Bo Art Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Xi'an sightseeing website .

Traveling by flight from Guangzhou to Xi'an takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Guangzhou in February, expect nights in Xi'an to be colder, around -3°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Xi'an

Historic Sites Museums
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Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang) ©
Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang)
Muslim Quarter ©
Muslim Quarter

3
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, get great views at Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), make a trip to Bell and Drum Towers, and take an in-depth tour of Lama Temple (Yonghegong).

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Beijing trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Xi'an to Beijing takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Xi'an in February, things will get slightly colder in Beijing: highs are around 6°C and lows about -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Shanghai.

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

4
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: go for a walk through The Bund (Wai Tan), don't miss a visit to Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), appreciate the history behind Jade Buddha Temple, and see the interesting displays at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan).

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Shanghai travel route planner.

You can fly from Beijing to Shanghai in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Beijing in February, things will get somewhat warmer in Shanghai: highs are around 12°C and lows about 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Shanghai

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

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