13 days in China Itinerary

13 days in China Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Beijing
— 3 nights
2
Shanghai
— 2 nights
3
Xi'an
— 2 nights
4
Shangri-La County
— 1 night
5
Lhasa
— 3 nights

3
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.
Get some cultural insight at Mutianyu Great Wall and Summer Palace (Yiheyuan). Explore hidden gems such as Climbing Tours and Beijing Capital Museum. Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of The Palace Museum, stop by Back Lakes (Hou Hai), and steep yourself in history at Peking Former Residence of Soong Ching Ling (Song Qingling Guju).

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Beijing trip planner.

If you are flying in from Costa Rica, the closest major aiports are Beijing Capital International Airport, Beijing Nanyuan Airport and Tianjin Binhai International Airport. In October, daily temperatures in Beijing can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Beijing

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours
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The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum
Mutianyu Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): explore the activities along Guyi Garden, see the interesting displays at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), thensee the interesting displays at Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum, and finally go for a walk through The Bund (Wai Tan).

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Shanghai tour planner.

You can fly from Beijing to Shanghai in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. While traveling from Beijing, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Shanghai, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Shanghai

Museums Nature Parks
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Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum ©
Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum
The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan) ©
Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan)

2
nights
Xi'an

Xi'an
Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses and Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang). Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Xi'an Bell Tower and Xi'an Mosque. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Hanyangling Museum, explore the ancient world of Dacien Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tianshuijing Catholic Church, and walk around Cuihua Mountain.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Xi'an trip maker.

Fly from Shanghai to Xi'an in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In November, Xi'an is a bit cooler than Shanghai - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Shangri-La County.

Things to do in Xi'an

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Hanyangling Museum
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Xi'an Mosque ©
Xi'an Mosque
Xi'an Bell Tower ©
Xi'an Bell Tower

1
night
Shangri-La County

Shangri-La County
Known previously as Zhongdian, Shangri-La County gained its current name in an attempt by city officials to promote tourism.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Shangri-la Grand Canyon. Balagezong.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Shangri-La County road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Xi'an to Shangri-La County takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Lhasa.

Things to do in Shangri-La County

Nature Parks
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3
nights
Lhasa

Lhasa ©
The capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, Lhasa possesses a wealth of Tibetan Buddhist sites of historical and cultural importance.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Jokhang Temple and Sera Monastery. Do some cultural sightseeing at Potala Palace and Ani Tsankhung Nunnery. There's much more to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ganden Monastery, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Lhasa tour builder app.

Traveling by flight from Shangri-La County to Lhasa takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in November, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lhasa

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Jokhang Temple ©
Jokhang Temple
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Sera Monastery ©
Sera Monastery

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