17 days in China Itinerary

17 days in China Itinerary

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Start: Charlotte
Fly:  27 h
1
Shanghai
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Tongxiang
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Deqing County
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Hangzhou
— Few hours
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  2 h
5
Chongqing
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h
6
Xi'an
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Ordos
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  2 h
8
Beijing
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
9
Shanghai
— Few hours
Fly:  27 h
End: Charlotte

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Yu Garden (Yuyuan) as well as The Bund (Wai Tan). Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): make a trip to The Bund (Wai Tan).

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Shanghai attractions planner.

Charlotte, USA to Shanghai is an approximately 21-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 13 hours traveling from Charlotte to Shanghai. Traveling from Charlotte in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Shanghai, with lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Tongxiang.

Things to do in Shanghai

Parks Historic Sites
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The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Yu Garden (Yuyuan) ©
Yu Garden (Yuyuan)

1
night
Tongxiang

Tongxiang ©
Tongxiang tourism focuses almost solely on the historic water town that lies within its administrative limits.
Wuzhen Water Town has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Xi Zha and then take in the pleasant sights at Wuzhen Water Town.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Tongxiang tour itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Shanghai to Tongxiang takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. On the 17th (Fri), you're off to Deqing County.
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Wuzhen Water Town ©
Wuzhen Water Town

1
night
Deqing County

Deqing County
For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Deqing County online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Tongxiang to Deqing County takes 1.5 hours. In July in Deqing County, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. On the 18th (Sat), you'll travel to Hangzhou.

Things to do in Deqing County

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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few
hours
Hangzhou

Hangzhou
Hangzhou, the scenic capital of Zheijang Province, remains a popular vacation choice for tourists interested in the area's numerous cultural and natural sights.
To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Hangzhou trip planner.

You can drive from Deqing County to Hangzhou in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Chongqing.

Things to do in Hangzhou

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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2
nights
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.
For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Chongqing trip planning app.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Hangzhou to Chongqing in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Xi'an.

Things to do in Chongqing

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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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 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of The Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses and then contemplate the long history of Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta).

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Xi'an trip itinerary website.

You can fly from Chongqing to Xi'an in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Chongqing in July since evenings lows in Xi'an dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Ordos.

Things to do in Xi'an

Historic Sites Museums
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Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang) ©
Xi'an City Wall (Chengqiang)
Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta) ©
Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Dayanta)

3
nights
Ordos

Ordos ©
Ordos is one of the twelve major subdivisions of Inner Mongolia, China. On the 23rd (Thu), admire nature's extreme beauty at Kubuqi Desert. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Genghis Khan's Mausoleum.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Ordos journey maker tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Xi'an to Ordos. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Ordos

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Genghis Khan's Mausoleum
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Kubuqi Desert ©
Kubuqi Desert
Genghis Khan's Mausoleum ©
Genghis Khan's Mausoleum

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Great Wall at Badaling as well as Sanlitun Bar Street. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of The Palace Museum, take some stellar pictures from Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), walk around Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan), and get a sense of history and politics at Temple of Heaven.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Beijing day trip planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ordos to Beijing. In July, daytime highs in Beijing are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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The Great Wall at Badaling ©
The Great Wall at Badaling
The Palace Museum ©
The Palace Museum
Lama Temple (Yonghegong) ©
Lama Temple (Yonghegong)

few
hours
Shanghai

Shanghai
For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Shanghai road trip planning site.

Fly from Beijing to Shanghai in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Beijing in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Shanghai, with lows of 30°C. On the 27th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Shanghai

Shopping Tours Nightlife
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