15 days in China Itinerary

15 days in China Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Beijing
— 3 nights
2
Xi'an
— 2 nights
3
Chengdu
— 2 nights
4
Chongqing
— 1 night
5
Yichang
— 1 night
6
Shanghai
— 4 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.
Beijing is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see Mutianyu Great Wall, get to know the fascinating history of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), ponder the world of politics at Temple of Heaven, and find something for the whole family at Olympic Park.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Beijing day trip planning app.

London, UK to Beijing is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to China Standard Time (CST), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in September: high temperatures in Beijing hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Mutianyu Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum

2
nights
Xi'an

Xi'an
Historians often describe Xi'an, capital city for over a dozen dynasties, as the birthplace of Chinese civilization.
On the 15th (Wed), make a trip to Kaiyuan Square, thendelve into the distant past at Eastern Royal Tombs of the Qin Dynasty of Xi'an, thenget engrossed in the history at The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, and finally don't miss a visit to Daxuexixiang Mosque. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy breathtaking views from Xi'an Bell Tower, explore the ancient world of Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang), and then make a trip to Muslim Quarter.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Xi'an visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Beijing to Xi'an takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Chengdu.

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

2
nights
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.
On the 17th (Fri), snap pictures at Anshun Bridge (Dongmen Bridge), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zhaojue-Tempel, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Giant Panda Breeding Research Base (Xiongmao Jidi), and finally walk around Beihu Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Sanhe Classic Car Museum, explore the landscape on two wheels at Adventure Access, and then stop by Suit Republic.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Chengdu day trip website.

Getting from Xi'an to Chengdu by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Xi'an in September since evenings lows in Chengdu dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Chongqing.

Things to do in Chengdu

Parks Tours Trails
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Adventure Access ©
Adventure Access
Anshun Bridge (Dongmen Bridge) ©
Anshun Bridge (Dongmen Bridge)

1
night
Chongqing

Chongqing ©
With one of the most populated and largest metropolitan areas in the world, Chongqing was the de facto capital of China during World War II.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Old City Wall, examine the collection at Three Gorges Museum, and then don't miss a visit to HongYaDong MinSu MeiShiJie.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Chongqing journey planner.

Do a combination of train and subway from Chengdu to Chongqing in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Yichang.

Things to do in Chongqing

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 19:
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Three Gorges Museum ©
Three Gorges Museum
Old City Wall
Old City Wall

1
night
Yichang

Yichang ©
Although not particularly touristy, the tranquil castle town of Okazaki charms visitors with its scenic parks, ornamental flower gardens, and forested areas.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take in breathtaking views at Three Gorges and then see human ingenuity at work at Three Gorges Dam Project.

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Yichang trip builder.

You can do a combination of subway and train from Chongqing to Yichang in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Yichang

Parks Nature
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Three Gorges Dam Project ©
Three Gorges Dam Project
Three Gorges ©
Three Gorges

4
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: go for a walk through The Bund (Wai Tan), examine the collection at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), appreciate the history behind Jade Buddha Temple, and admire the striking features of Heping Fandian.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Shanghai online holiday planner.

Getting from Yichang to Shanghai by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. September in Shanghai sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Shanghai

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 24:
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The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Yu Garden (Yuyuan) ©
Yu Garden (Yuyuan)
Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan) ©
Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan)

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