15 days in China Itinerary

15 days in China Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sydney
Fly:  13 h 15 min
1
Shanghai
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Beijing
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  5 h
3
Xi'an
— 3 nights
+4
Bus + Fly + Bus + Foot + Train:  6 h 15 min
4
Hong Kong
— 5 nights
Fly:  12 h 15 min
End: Sydney

3
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.
Shanghai is known for shopping, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at The Bund (Wai Tan), make a trip to Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), wander the streets of Zhujiajiao Ancient Town, and take in nature's colorful creations at Yu Garden (Yuyuan).

Make your Shanghai itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Sydney, Australia to Shanghai is an approximately 13.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to China Standard Time (CST) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Sydney in December, things will get much colder in Shanghai: highs are around 13°C and lows about 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Shanghai

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu) ©
Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu)
Yu Garden (Yuyuan) ©
Yu Garden (Yuyuan)

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.
Beijing is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see Mutianyu Great Wall, appreciate the extensive heritage of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), examine the collection at The Palace Museum, and contemplate the long history of Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang).

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Beijing online attractions planner.

Fly from Shanghai to Beijing in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. When traveling from Shanghai in January, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Beijing: temperatures range from 3°C by day to -10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 4:
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Mutianyu Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)

3
nights
Xi'an

Xi'an
Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
Xi'an is known for museums, historic sites, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, delve into the distant past at Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang), make a trip to Muslim Quarter, and explore the world behind art at Tang Bo Art Museum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Xi'an journey planner.

Getting from Beijing to Xi'an by combination of flight and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Xi'an are 6°C, while nighttime lows are -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Xi'an

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

5
nights
Hong Kong

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Hong Kong is known for shopping, theme parks, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Hong Kong Disneyland, appreciate the history behind Lantau island, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha), and examine the collection at Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Hong Kong driving holiday tool.

Do a combination of bus, flight, and train from Xi'an to Hong Kong in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Xi'an in January: high temperatures in Hong Kong hover around 23°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites
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Hong Kong Disneyland ©
Hong Kong Disneyland
Victoria Peak (The Peak) ©
Victoria Peak (The Peak)
Ocean Park ©
Ocean Park

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