12 days in China Itinerary

12 days in China Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Hong Kong
— 2 nights
2
Beijing
— 2 nights
3
Xi'an
— 1 night
4
Guilin
— 1 night
5
Chengdu
— 1 night
6
Shanghai
— 3 nights

2
nights
Hong Kong

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Hong Kong Disneyland and Victoria Peak (The Peak). And it doesn't end there: observe the fascinating underwater world at Ocean Park, take an in-depth tour of Hong Kong Museum of History, and browse the exhibits of Bamboo Scenes.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Hong Kong tour itinerary builder.

Glasgow, UK to Hong Kong is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Glasgow to Hong Kong. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Glasgow in July; daily highs in Hong Kong reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Hong Kong Disneyland ©
Hong Kong Disneyland
Ocean Park ©
Ocean Park
Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)

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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.
On the 9th (Thu), stop by Shard Box Store and then don't miss a visit to Mutianyu Great Wall. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Lama Temple (Yonghegong), take some stellar pictures from Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan), thenget engrossed in the history at The Palace Museum, and finally take some stellar pictures from Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang).

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Beijing road trip tool.

Getting from Hong Kong to Beijing by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Hong Kong in July, Beijing is slightly colder at night with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Parks Trails
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Mutianyu Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum
Lama Temple (Yonghegong) ©
Lama Temple (Yonghegong)

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night
Xi'an

Xi'an
Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Daxuexixiang Mosque, thenexplore the ancient world of Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang), and then take an in-depth tour of The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Xi'an day trip planner.

You can fly from Beijing to Xi'an in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Xi'an are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Guilin.

Things to do in Xi'an

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

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Guilin

Guilin ©
The riverside karst landscape around Guilin has long made it a favorite with Chinese poets, photographers, and travelers.
On the 12th (Sun), Head underground at Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan), contemplate the waterfront views at Lingjian Stream, and then admire the landmark architecture of Daxu Old Town.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Guilin day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Xi'an to Guilin takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. July in Guilin sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Chengdu.

Things to do in Guilin

Nature Parks
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Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan) ©
Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan)

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Chengdu

Chengdu ©
The home of giant pandas for more than two million years, Chengdu's vast human history cowers in comparison to the natural heritage of the area.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take in the views from Anshun Bridge (Dongmen Bridge), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, thenidentify plant and animal life at Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi), and finally get engrossed in the history at Jinsha Site Museum.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Chengdu trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Guilin to Chengdu by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. July in Chengdu sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Chengdu

Museums Spas Wildlife
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Jinsha Site Museum ©
Jinsha Site Museum
Spas

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): wander the streets of Maoming Road, admire the natural beauty at Yu Garden (Yuyuan), enjoy breathtaking views from Shanghai World Financial Center, thenadmire the striking features of Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu), and finally admire the landmark architecture of Jin Mao Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Huangpu Park, thenmake a trip to The Bund (Wai Tan), thendon't miss a visit to Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), and finally pause for some photo ops at Jade Buddha Temple.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Shanghai itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Chengdu to Shanghai takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Shanghai are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Shanghai

Parks Museums Nature
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The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Shanghai World Financial Center ©
Shanghai World Financial Center
Yu Garden (Yuyuan) ©
Yu Garden (Yuyuan)

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