7 days in China Itinerary

7 days in China Itinerary

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Hong Kong
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Shanghai
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Beijing
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Hong Kong

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Orient

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Attractions like Hong Kong Disneyland and Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade make great kid-friendly stops. Spend the 7th (Tue) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Ocean Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Victoria Peak (The Peak) and get engrossed in the history at Hong Kong Museum of History.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Hong Kong day trip tool.

Manchester, UK to Hong Kong is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Manchester to Hong Kong, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manchester in December, things will get much warmer in Hong Kong: highs are around 24°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to fly to Shanghai.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums
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Shanghai

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Yu Garden (Yuyuan), don't miss a visit to The Bund (Wai Tan), then enjoy breathtaking views from Shanghai World Financial Center, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu).

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Shanghai day trip planning tool.

Getting from Hong Kong to Shanghai by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. While traveling from Hong Kong, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Shanghai, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Beijing.

Things to do in Shanghai

Historic Sites · Parks
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Beijing

— 2 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.
On the 11th (Sat), make a trip to Mutianyu Great Wall and then appreciate the history behind Bell and Drum Towers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Lama Temple (Yonghegong), get engrossed in the history at The Palace Museum, and then take some stellar pictures from Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang).

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Beijing travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Shanghai to Beijing in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Shanghai, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Beijing, ranging from highs of 5°C to lows of -8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Beijing

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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.