15 days in China Itinerary

15 days in China Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Manchester
Fly:  20 h 45 min
1
Lhasa
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h
2
Lijiang
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
3
Hong Kong
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
4
Shanghai
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
5
Beijing
— 4 nights
Fly:  13 h 30 min
End: Manchester

3
nights
Lhasa

Lhasa ©
The capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, Lhasa possesses a wealth of Tibetan Buddhist sites of historical and cultural importance.
Get some cultural insight at Jokhang Temple and Sera Monastery. Popular historic sites such as Potala Palace and Chimpu Caves are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: see Off-Road Tours, appreciate the extensive heritage of Barkhor Street, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Lhasa travel route planner.

Manchester, UK to Lhasa is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to China Standard Time (CST) is 8 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lijiang.

Things to do in Lhasa

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 24:
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Jokhang Temple ©
Jokhang Temple
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Barkhor Street ©
Barkhor Street

2
nights
Lijiang

Lijiang ©
The cultural capital of the Naxi people, one of the 55 minority ethnic groups in the country, Lijang traces its history back over 800 years, with the city developing from a trading post on the ancient Southern Silk Road.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Shuhe Ancient Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of Puji Temple, Lijiang, and then take in the awesome beauty at Blue Moon Valley. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Old Town of Lijiang - China and then contemplate the long history of Mufu Palace.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Lijiang road trip planning website.

You can fly from Lhasa to Lijiang in 6 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Lijiang

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Puji Temple, Lijiang
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 26:
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Shuhe Ancient Town ©
Shuhe Ancient Town
Old Town of Lijiang - China
Old Town of Lijiang - China
Blue Moon Valley ©
Blue Moon Valley

2
nights
Hong Kong

Hong Kong ©
Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
On the 27th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Hong Kong Museum of History and then get in on the family fun at Hong Kong Disneyland. Here are some ideas for day two: take in panoramic vistas at Victoria Peak (The Peak) and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Ocean Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Hong Kong visit site.

You can fly from Lijiang to Hong Kong in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In April in Hong Kong, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Apr 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Hong Kong Disneyland ©
Hong Kong Disneyland
Ocean Park ©
Ocean Park
Hong Kong Museum of History ©
Hong Kong Museum of History

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): shop like a local with Three on the Bund, thengo for a walk through The Bund (Wai Tan), thenmake a trip to Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road), and finally view the masterpieces at Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Former French Concession, thenbrowse the different shops at South Bund Soft Spinning Material Market, and then stop by Spin Ceramics.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Shanghai journey planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Hong Kong to Shanghai takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Traveling from Hong Kong in April, things will get slightly colder in Shanghai: highs are around 25°C and lows about 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Shanghai

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 28 — 30:
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The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Centre ©
Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Centre
South Bund Soft Spinning Material Market ©
South Bund Soft Spinning Material Market

4
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Palace Museum and Lama Temple (Yonghegong). Kids will enjoy Mutianyu Great Wall and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), take some stellar pictures from Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), ponder the world of politics at Temple of Heaven, and stroll around Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan).

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You can fly from Shanghai to Beijing in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Shanghai in April, expect slightly colder with lows of 9°C in Beijing. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 4:
Highlights from your plan
Mutianyu Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan) ©
Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)

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