16 days in China Itinerary

16 days in China Itinerary

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Fly
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Beijing
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Luanping County
— 1 night
Bus to Dongzhimen, Fly to Xi'an
3
Xi'an
— 1 night
Fly
4
Shanghai
— 4 nights
Fly
5
Hong Kong
— 5 nights
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Beijing — 4 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Mutianyu Great Wall and Temple of Heaven. Your inner history buff will appreciate Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) and Beijing Ancient Architecture Museum Xiannongtan Temple. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at The Palace Museum, don't miss a visit to Bell and Drum Towers, examine the collection at National Museum Of China, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Back Lakes (Hou Hai).

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Manchester, UK to Beijing is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to China Standard Time (CST), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from Manchester in April, expect Beijing to be somewhat warmer, temps between 26°C and 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Luanping County.
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Luanping County — 1 night

On the 12th (Wed), see Jinshanling Great Wall.

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You can drive from Beijing to Luanping County in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Xi'an.
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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 13th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang) and then get engrossed in the history at The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Luanping County to Xi'an takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and train; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Shanghai.
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Shanghai — 4 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Bund (Wai Tan) and Zhujiajiao Ancient Town. Get some historical perspective at Former French Concession and Jade Buddha Temple. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), shop like a local with Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), take a stroll through Maoming Road, and make a trip to Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu).

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You can fly from Xi'an to Shanghai in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Xi'an in April since evenings lows in Shanghai dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to fly to Hong Kong.
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Hong Kong — 5 nights

Pearl of the Orient

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Lantau island and Ruins of St. Paul's. Get some cultural insight at Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha) and Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences. Step out of Hong Kong to go to Macau and see Casino at Venetian Macao, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. Pack the 19th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Hong Kong Disneyland. There's much more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Victoria Peak (The Peak), get engrossed in the history at Hong Kong Museum of History, make a trip to Hong Kong Skyline, and take a leisurely stroll along Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade.

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You can fly from Shanghai to Hong Kong in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Shanghai in April, with highs in Hong Kong at 32°C and lows at 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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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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