15 days in China Itinerary

15 days in China Itinerary

Created using Inspirock China Trip Planner
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Beijing
— 3 nights
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Shanghai
— 3 nights
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Hangzhou
— 2 nights
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Xi'an
— 1 night
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Lijiang
— 1 night
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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.
Get some historical perspective at Mutianyu Great Wall and Summer Palace (Yiheyuan). Step out of Beijing with an excursion to Xinzhou Successive Great Wall in Pianguan County--about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: see The Great Wall at Badaling, get great views at Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), stroll around Temple of Heaven, and take an in-depth tour of Lama Temple (Yonghegong).

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Beijing tour itinerary builder app.

Tallinn, Estonia to Beijing is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Tallinn to Beijing. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Tallinn in March; daily highs in Beijing reach 17°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can fly to Shanghai.
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Find places to stay Mar 17 — 20:

Shanghai — 3 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.
Popular historic sites such as The Bund (Wai Tan) and Jade Buddha Temple are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Yu Garden (Yuyuan), wander the streets of Zhujiajiao Ancient Town, stroll around Fuxing Park, and take in panoramic vistas at Shanghai World Financial Center.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Shanghai day trip planner.

Fly from Beijing to Shanghai in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Beijing in March, Shanghai is a bit warmer at night with lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can take a train to Hangzhou.
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Find places to stay Mar 20 — 23:

Hangzhou — 2 nights

Paradise on Earth

Hangzhou, the scenic capital of Zheijang Province, remains a popular vacation choice for tourists interested in the area's numerous cultural and natural sights.
On the 24th (Sat), get all the information you need at Ping Hu Qiu Yue, get to know the fascinating history of Gu Shan (Solitary Hill), take in the pleasant sights at West Lake (Xi Hu), then walk around Prince Bay Park, and finally contemplate the long history of Former residence of Xueyan Hu.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Hangzhou attractions app.

Getting from Shanghai to Hangzhou by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in March, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Xi'an.
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Find places to stay Mar 23 — 25:

Xi'an — 1 night

Birthplace of Chinese Civilization

Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
Start off your visit on the 25th (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 more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Xi'an trip itinerary planning website.

Fly from Hangzhou to Xi'an in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Hangzhou in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Xi'an, with lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Lijiang.
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Find places to stay Mar 25 — 26:

Lijiang — 1 night

Suzhou on the Plateau

The cultural capital of the Naxi people, one of the 55 minority ethnic groups in the country, Lijang traces its history back over 800 years, with the city developing from a trading post on the ancient Southern Silk Road.
On the 26th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Lugu Lake, make a trip to Old Town of Lijiang - China, and then make a trip to Square Street (Sifangjie).

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Lijiang road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Xi'an to Lijiang takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Hong Kong.
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Find places to stay Mar 26 — 27:

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.
On the 27th (Tue), get a new perspective on things with Duk Ling Ride and then enjoy breathtaking views from Victoria Peak (The Peak). Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at Hong Kong Disneyland.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Hong Kong trip maker tool.

You can fly from Lijiang to Hong Kong in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.
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Find places to stay Mar 27 — 29:

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.
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