47 days in China Itinerary

47 days in China Itinerary

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Beijing
— 9 nights
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Shanghai
— 10 nights
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Guangzhou
— 6 nights
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Shenzhen
— 8 nights
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Hong Kong
— 12 nights
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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, examine the collection at National Museum Of China, get a new perspective on things with WikiBeijing, and get engrossed in the history at Lama Temple (Yonghegong).

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Beijing road trip planning tool.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Beijing is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Johannesburg to Beijing is 6 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Johannesburg in March, with highs in Beijing at 17°C and lows at 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 1 — 11:

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Shanghai

Pearl of the Orient

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.
On the 17th (Wed), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Spend the 21st (Sun) wandering through the wild on Travel China Guide. And it doesn't end there: go for a walk through The Bund (Wai Tan), make a trip to Jin Mao Tower, see the interesting displays at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan), and take in nature's colorful creations at Yu Garden (Yuyuan).

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Shanghai trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Beijing to Shanghai in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Beijing in March, Shanghai is a bit warmer at night with lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Guangzhou.

Things to do in Shanghai

Shopping · Tours · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 11 — 21:

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Guangzhou

A massive metropolis and critical international trading hub, Guangzhou sprawls along the Pearl River, distinctly vibrant and cosmopolitan.
Venture out of the city with trips to Jiangmen (Baishuidai Park & Cha'an Temple). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Shamian Island, take in the awesome beauty at Baiyun Mountain, don't miss a visit to Canton Tower, and buy something for everyone on your list at Guangzhou K11 Art Mall.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Guangzhou trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Shanghai to Guangzhou takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Shanghai in March; daily highs in Guangzhou reach 26°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Shenzhen.

Things to do in Guangzhou

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 21 — 27:

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Shenzhen

A fairly humble collection of farming and fishing villages and towns until 1979, you wouldn't guess as much when taking a tour of Shenzhen.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Shenzhen: Macau (A-Ma Temple (Ma Kok Miu), Macao Museum, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Shenzhen Mosque, stroll around Shenzhen Central Park, and identify plant and animal life at Futian Nature Reserve.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Shenzhen day trip tool.

You can drive from Guangzhou to Shenzhen in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in March, and nighttime lows around 19°C. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Shenzhen

Historic Sites · Parks · Casinos · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 27 — Apr 4:

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Hong Kong

Pearl of the Orient

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Pack the 5th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Hong Kong Disneyland. Spend the 7th (Wed) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Ocean Park. There's lots more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Victoria Peak (The Peak), get engrossed in the history at Hong Kong Museum of History, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sik Sik Yuen Wong Tai Sin Temple, and step off the mainland to explore Lantau island.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Hong Kong trip builder site.

Hong Kong is just a stone's throw from Shenzhen. In April, daytime highs in Hong Kong are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. On the 16th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums
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China travel guide

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Landmarks · Observation Decks · History Museums
With well over 1.3 billion residents, China represents the most populous country in the world, considered by many the cradle of civilization thanks to its history spanning many millennia. While a single trip to China rarely satisfies curious travelers, a well-organized tour reveals a land of awe-inspiring natural scenery, ancient monuments, and giant cities, where the diverse population includes almost 60 different ethnic groups speaking dozens of distinct languages. While many Westerners may know China mostly for its centuries-old tradition of martial arts, discerning travelers visit this vast nation for its outstanding cuisine, pristine landscapes, epic train journeys, and small towns of hardworking and genuinely hospitable people.