17 days in China Itinerary

17 days in China Itinerary

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Shanghai
— 3 nights
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Hong Kong
— 5 nights
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Xi'an
— 2 nights
Fly to Beijing Capital, Bus to Gubeikou Station
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Luanping County
— 1 night
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Beijing
— 4 nights
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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.
Shanghai is known for shopping, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a walk through The Bund (Wai Tan), take in panoramic vistas at Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), pause for some photo ops at Jade Buddha Temple, and take in nature's colorful creations at Yu Garden (Yuyuan).

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Shanghai trip planning app.

Fort Lauderdale, USA to Shanghai is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to China Standard Time is 13 hours. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale in April, expect Shanghai to be little chillier, temps between 71°F and 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Shanghai

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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.
Pack the 14th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Hong Kong Disneyland. Spend the 18th (Sun) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Ocean Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Victoria Peak (The Peak), engage your brain at Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences, don't miss a visit to Hong Kong Skyline, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Hong Kong planning site.

Fly from Shanghai to Hong Kong in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Shanghai in April, with highs in Hong Kong at 81°F and lows at 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 18:

Xi'an

— 2 nights

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 19th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Kaiyuan Square, then 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: enjoy breathtaking views from Xi'an Bell Tower and then explore the ancient world of Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang).

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Xi'an trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Hong Kong to Xi'an takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Hong Kong in April, you will find days in Xi'an are little chillier (72°F), and nights are cooler (48°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Luanping County.

Things to do in Xi'an

Find places to stay Apr 18 — 20:

Luanping County

— 1 night
On the 21st (Wed), see Jinshanling Great Wall.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Luanping County itinerary builder website.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Xi'an to Luanping County takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Beijing.

Things to do in Luanping County

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 21:
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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.
Beijing is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see Mutianyu Great Wall, enjoy breathtaking views from Bell and Drum Towers, see the interesting displays at National Museum Of China, and ponder the world of politics at Temple of Heaven.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Beijing trip planning website.

Getting from Luanping County to Beijing by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In April, daily temperatures in Beijing can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. On the 25th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Trails
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 25:

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.