17 days in Xiamen, Hangzhou & Shanghai Itinerary

17 days in Xiamen, Hangzhou & Shanghai Itinerary

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17 days in Xiamen, Hangzhou & Shanghai Itinerary

Start: Lahore
Fly:  10 h
1
Xiamen
— Few hours
train:  9 h
2
Hangzhou
— 7 nights
train:  4 h
3
Shanghai
— 7 nights
train:  5 h
4
Xiamen
— Few hours
Fly:  10 h
End: Lahore

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Xiamen

Xiamen
Known for centuries as a gateway to China, the port city of Xiamen has become a destination in itself, first to domestic visitors and now to a growing number of people from across the world.
For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Xiamen travel itinerary planner .

Lahore, Pakistan to Xiamen is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pakistan Time to China Standard Time is 3 hours. In September in Xiamen, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. You'll set off for Hangzhou on the 24th (Tue).

Things to do in Xiamen

Parks Shopping Nature
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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.
Visit Jiangnan First Barrier and Yanggong Dike for their historical value. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at River Rafting & Tubing and Yunxi Zhujing Scenic Resort. When in Hangzhou, make a side trip to see Daming Mountain in Lin'an, approximately 1h 25 min away. It doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Jingci Temple.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Hangzhou road trip site .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Xiamen to Hangzhou in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Xiamen in September: high temperatures in Hangzhou hover around 34°C and lows are around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can drive to Shanghai.

Things to do in Hangzhou

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jiangnan First Barrier, Daming Mountain, River Rafting & Tubing
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Jingci Temple ©
Jingci Temple

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Bund (Wai Tan) and Shanghai Confucian Temple. Shop till you drop at Nanjing Lu (Nanjing Road) and Zhaofeng Plaza. Get out of town with these interesting Shanghai side-trips: Shanghai Chongming Gold Beach (in Chongming County), Jiaxing South Lake (in Jiaxing) and Suzhou (Landscape Architecture, Panmen Gate, & more). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Jinshan City Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Bihaijinsha Wonder World, stroll around Fuxing Park, and take in the exciting artwork at Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Centre.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Shanghai trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Hangzhou to Shanghai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and train; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Xiamen.

Things to do in Shanghai

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Suzhou, Jiaxing South Lake, Shanghai Chongming Gold Beach
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The Bund (Wai Tan) ©
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Panmen Gate ©
Panmen Gate
Shanghai Confucian Temple ©
Shanghai Confucian Temple

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Xiamen

Xiamen ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Xiamen Song Kiln Sites, then contemplate the long history of Xiamen University, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Nanputuo Temple, and finally shop like a local with Zhongshan Road Walking Street.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Xiamen road trip planner .

You can fly from Shanghai to Xiamen in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Shanghai in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Xiamen: highs are around 34°C and lows about 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Xiamen

Historic Sites Shopping
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Nanputuo Temple ©
Nanputuo Temple
Xiamen University ©
Xiamen University

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